Monday, October 16, 2006


Hey There!

OK, still trying to get back on the workout horse, but getting there. Was sore last week. I had planned on working out Saturday morning, but going to a death metal show and jumping into the pit on Friday kept me from bothering to lift metal plates over my head!!!

Anyway, tomorrow I lift, then again on Thursday!

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Short Steps to a Long Life

How can you improve your cholesterol and your lung function in a mere 11 minutes? Just say, "I'll take the stairs."

We're not talking Empire State Building stairs, either. If you climb a couple flights of stairs for just 2 minutes, five or six times a day, you'll be covered. Women in a study who did just that increased their cardiorespiratory fitness by 17 percent and reduced their "bad" LDL cholesterol by 8 percent in just 8 weeks. That means a younger RealAge and a longer life, so start climbing. Once it's a habit, you'll hardly notice the effort.

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