Tag Archives: exercise

Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigue

This is important- we would all benefit from coming up with some realistic goals for physical activity accomplishments or improvements- we feel a lot better when we do that! ~ Dr. Cliff ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2009) — Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study […]

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10 General Physical Skills

10 GENERAL PHYSICAL SKILLS You will gain proficiency in the 10 recognized areas of Fitness. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular […]

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7 Steps to Total Health

This 7-step framework comes partially from the work of Dr. Steven Ilardi. I have modified it but I use a lot of his ideas. He outlines a 6-step program in his excellent little book The Depression Cure which I highly recommend. Here are a couple of differences in my work and that of Dr. Ilardi. […]

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The 30 Day Paleo-Crossfit Challenge

I start a 30 day diet and exercise challenge today. I got the inspiration for this from Melissa Urban, a Crossfit gym owner from New Hampshire. I read Melissa’s post, understood the logic, and decided to go for it. I figure I have nothing to lose but body fat. In a nutshell: For 30 days […]

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Dr Cliff- Expert advice for Women regarding Weight Loss

Hi everybody– The article below by Rachel Cosgrove sums up what I wrote about recently. Rachel is a strong advocate for intense strength training for weight loss for women. While this article is geared toward women, the exact same principles apply to men as well. Do you know someone who wants to lose weight but […]

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