Author Archives: Mike

Treadmill running – a sad story

I noticed the other day how sad the story is for those stuck in the conventional wisdom of fitness training.  And its most obvious and sad to watch someone on a treadmill. First there’s the obvious – running to go … Continue reading

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The minimum effective dose

Pedestrian crossings…amazing things.  I’m pretty sure we’re all familiar with how they work.  You walk up, press the button, wait for the lights to cycle, then you walk across the road unscathed.  Almost too easy. Today, however, I watched someone … Continue reading

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Orange is not a skin colour

Sorry ladies (and you metro men) but its not.  And you’re not fooling anyone… just looking bad in the process. In fact, if anything, research indicates that anything other than a “natural” colour points to you suffering from an actual … Continue reading

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Now, using my brain, does this make sense?

Certain things just don’t make sense to me. Take Snuggies for example. I mean, I get thatit’s a blanket with sleeves – but is that really necessary? Is a regular blanket such a ‘fail’ because it doesn’t have sleeves? Do your … Continue reading

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How I won the ovarian lottery and why I have no excuses

When I first read Warren Buffet’s Philanthropic Pledge I was amazed.  What a guy! Firstly, lets get a couple of things straight.  I’m not a billionaire and I certainly have no reliable gifts when it comes to picking stock market winners.  Nor … Continue reading

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