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Podcast 2: Orange and dark green vegetables, and Canada’s Food Guide website

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According to Canada’s Food Guide website, we need to be sure to get orange and dark green vegetables frequently into our meals. Before we get into some of my notes, make sure you understand that I’m not a dietitian; I’m studying to become a certified personal trainer. I use nutrition information on a daily basis, as a diabetic, so I have special relationship with food. It sometimes makes me ill, and other times saves my life. As a student of sociology (BA, 2009), I also study things like barriers to health, and adherence to medical advice. At the end of this …

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Video: Roller skating workout Feb. 27, 2016

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February 27, 2016 roller skating workout This workout was done about a month ago. I didn’t have a chance to compile the video any sooner. It’s a typical rink skating episode. I think my skills have improved since it was recorded, and hopefully you’ll agree, when you see other videos that are more recent. My goal is to share some commentary from my own workouts and exercise routines, every week on Youtube. Click the thumbs-up button in YouTube to like videos I produce.

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Podcast 1: Skating workout gone awry

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Recent skating workout caught on podcast I’ll be trying to podcast instead of blogging from now on. It seems like that’s what people want. Here it is: It’s about a failed attempt at going roller skating rink, which was closed on this occasion. The workout happened a week or so ago. I recorded the podcast quickly after, but was still learning how to publish podcast files, so you’re only seeing it now. Sorry about that! Join me for my post-workout-attempt podcast episode. Don’t worry, I’ll get better at podcasting, and getting the file uploaded more promptly. Definitely share your comments below …

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Roller Skating at rink for great fitness in winter

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Keep roller skating when you think the weather sucks When the weather really disappoints you, don’t let your mood change. Just keep focused on activity. For example, as I write this the sky is drooping and leaking rain in incredible amounts. That doesn’t mean I won’t exercise. It just means that my hopes are dashed – if I was planning on playing outdoor basketball, hockey, or skating. The trick is to quickly refocus on something equally exciting that can be done indoors. As much as I love roller skating, I also love yoga and stretching. If I need to, I can remind …

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Photo tips for sharing stories online

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For those of you who share your news online, here’s my tips for efficient photo size choices. Some of you publish photos straight from your phone into Facebook or Twitter, etc., and don’t worry much about the file size. The situation is more important for those of you with websites. Why photos need a bit of editing for size Publishing photos in blog posts, as I frequently do, can clutter up your web hosting account. For example, photos from my cell phone are about 1.8 MB, and appear quite large as .jpg files on my computer. Totally unnecessarily big for …

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Safety equipment intro for recreational sports

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In roller skating, we accept head-to-toe safety concerns as a natural thing – logical and wise. It came to mind today that I came from a sports background. Safety is always on my mind, because with experience comes a knowledge of just how easily sports accidents and injuries can happen. My sports began with cycling (racing and touring) but also skateboarding, over 20 years ago. So I thought I’d collect some notes that are familiar to me, but which may be new to you, about safety equipment in sports. Almost every sport requires safety equipment In ten years of bicycle racing, touring, and even commuting, …

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YouTube used as learning tool

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YouTube is related to Google When you go online to Google to search for some health or hobby or other info, you may notice video results are listed first. At least a few anyway, and they are all at YouTube. You might wonder why. The answer is YouTube is a Google entity. So if you’re looking for info using Google, don’t be surprised if the initial results are links that start with http://www.youtube…. Below I’ll walk you through a common experience using YouTube to seek lessons and tutorials on a sample topic. I’m developing a short course in using YouTube for …

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New website components unveiled

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Web components added and still pursuing art hobby My upcoming goals for my website includes more frequent Youtube videos and Periscopes. I still want to document progress in my workouts (learning skating and strengthening my hip) and artwork in progress, but also answer questions and comment about topics in health and fitness. Mostly about motivation and barriers to fitness, and also to point out some time-tested tips that are worth repeating in case you haven’t seen them! 

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Productive roller skating day, plus ideas for next time

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Roller skating progress on sunny days Today was great weather for me, and I gotta tell you, yesterday was great too. The benefit of this was two days in a row with dry roads and roller skating possibilities. Monday at lacrosse box The first day, I tried out my nearest lacrosse box. There were two guys practicing lacrosse at one end, and I skated laps using the other half. The sun was actually a bit too warm, or I was overdressed. I wore a t-shirt with a cheap fleece sweater overtop. My review of this lacrosse box is kinda 3 …