Quotables Week: Marty Seligman on the real power of exercise

Today’s notable quote comes courtesy of University of Pennsylvania psychology professor and the founder of the field of study known as positive psychology, Martin Seligman. This quote is from Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. From p. 218 of the paperback edition: Just as optimism is a subjective health asset for cardiovascular…

Quotables Week: John Medina on exercise as the first “Brain Rule”

If you’re looking for a gleefully lively, eminently readable, thoroughly engaging book to give as a gift this holiday season, I’m going to jump right out there and tell you which one to buy: John Medina’s fabulous Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Medina is a…

Quotables Week: Bill Pearl on aging well through weight training

If there’s a picture of an athlete next to the words “old school” in the dictionary, it’s a picture of Bill Pearl. The 1986 (!) edition of his classic Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Men and Women still sits on my bookshelf, and for good reason. It holds an encyclopedic level of information on weight-training workouts for…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Brain Power

So it’s a little slow going here at Every48 due to a slightly unfortunate training accident on Sunday. I must say, my skinned knees would make any hard-core rugby player proud, and there might just be a bottle or two of ibuprofen that gets noshed in the next week or so around here (anti-inflammatories). But…

Throwback Thursday: Getting healthy and wealthy – slowly

This post is from  February 2014 – when the blog was just a mere 30 posts or so. It’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in the time since really devoting myself to getting healthy. I liken it to building a successful business. Nothing happens overnight – and the initial excitement quickly gives…

Science Wednesday: Yes, exercise works at any age.

So, according to a dear friend who posted this idea to my Facebook account yesterday after I bemusedly commented on the fact that the Bum Knee Post from Monday attracted more readers in a single day than any other post for at least the last month…I have some content here that appears to be “age-appropriate.” For…

Motivation Week! How friends stay fit together.

Funny scene from a Weight Watchers meeting a few years ago that I attended: We were talking about the link between adopting a lifestyle with more physical activity, and our social lives. Somebody mentioned that when you wake up early to go walking, you wind up finding other people who are doing the same thing…

An Ode to National Running Day!

It’s National Running Day, and you know what that means, right? Get out there and run. Even if it’s just for a minute or two. We all ran right out of the box as soon as we could figure out how to do it – I mean, my nearly-two-year-old nephew thinks running is the world’s…

Throwback Week: The Fitness Meme of 2014 (so far).

First published on April 11, 2014. This one says it all. That’s the story, right there. We’re not looking for high-fives or admiration or glowing reviews from our friends when we step out on the town in a great outfit. We know that. When we lace up our running shoes…or pack our spinning outfit in a…