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Ridiculous Fitness Devices

July 7th, 2017 Articles
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There isn’t much on late night (after 2AM) besides infomercials on my TV. I click around the dial as I’m just too tired to get off the sofa and climb into bed. After a slew of cooking devices and phone sex lines I’ll inevitably find an “inspirational” sport device commercial. Here’s a collection of my favorite devices. The funny thing is that someone… somewhere…. is actually buying this stuff!

Shake Weight

I can’t see why any man would use this device. You’ll certainly have a more pleasurable workout using your own “equipment”. For those of you who play for the other team can I see the “Shake Weight” being a very effective high tech mating call. Throw in a couple sexy looks and this device is made for porn.

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Ninja Warrior

May 4th, 2017 Articles
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Ever since the cuddly and heavily padded obstacle course show “Wipe Out”, I’ve been a fan of obstacle race shows. The show reminded me of special high school gym classes when we’d spread all the sports equipment (exercise mats, pommel horses and ladders) all over the floor and play “Pirate” (a sort of tag) through the obstacles. The new TV series “Ninja Warrior” is a grown up and modern version of this concept which has me cheering like a Japanese schoolgirl. (more…)

Checking Your Oil

April 4th, 2017 Articles
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It’s common knowledge that you are what you eat. It just makes sense that what you put into your body will reflect how you feel and your performance on the court, field and in everyday life. The crucial part of healthy eating is balance, and a balanced diet means consuming from all the different groups in the right quantities. Nutritionists say there are five main food groups – whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, diary, and fat & sugar.

Here’s a refresher of these groups for your reference.

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Know Yourself

January 19th, 2017 Articles
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In Ancient Greece, the philosopher Plato declared that “the unexamined life was not worth living” and was put to death for corrupting the minds of the local youth. His plays had featured a wise character named Socrates who when asked to sum up ancient philosophical knowledge replied with the now famous quote: ‘Know yourself.’

Then and now there remains extraordinary power in knowing yourself and many feel that this is literally the meaning of life.

Plato’s encouragement for reflection and self-knowledge was judged so great a danger to society and he was executed. What were the elder Greek leaders thinking? Most likely they were protecting themselves, as we now know that real danger comes with a lack of self-knowledge.

When we speak about self-knowledge, we’re alluding to a particular kind of knowledge, generally of the emotional or psychological kind. For this exercise we’d like to focus on the areas of self-knowledge that matter most in life, the areas concerned with the inner psychological core of the self.

 

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Funny Hats

September 1st, 2016 Articles
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It’s only a very small percentage of people who feel the need or requirement to be continually dressed in a uniform or outfit. It’s an even smaller group who demand to walk around publicly in it. Personally I just don’t get it. The trend in Westerns society has been to move away from suits and dresses and into more casual comfortable sports clothing. Shorts or jeans and a t-shirt is my uniform. I also don’t wear a “onsie” to an office, or a tuxedo on the football pitch. It’s just not appropriate dress.

 

I can accept that this clothing is “part of their religious expression” as an argument and we can all stand up and agree that every person has the right to express themselves. Here we firmly agree.

 

Where we must also agree… but where Western society needs to be more clear about is, is the right to practice what you want but can never compromise or reduce the enjoyment of others by it’s activity.

That’s the total deal.

 

 

 

“Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.”

UN General Assembly Declaration 1981

 

We often forget about this last part.

 

 

 

 

 

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