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Not Paleo Yet? Your Diet Needs to Change as You Age

You’ll find links and annotations for a podcast, a video talk, and a PDF file. I encourage you to view all if you care about health, aging, diet, or evolution. Dr. Michael Rose changed the face of evolutionary biology and aging research over the last 25 years. He’s an evolutionary biologist with...

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Why should I love nature although I do sort of

Today, we had our first snow of the 2018/19 winter. It’s early this year, so early in fact that it caught people unprepared. The kindergarteners have not yet seen the winter expectations video because they did NOT understand what “no throwing snow” meant or “you must have snow pants to...

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Halloween 2018 – Velma Forever

Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s not the same kind of fun now that my kids are in high school. They don’t have school parties or go trick-or-treating anymore. But I’m still Velma. I’m Velma forever. I’ll get to wear my costume to CrossFit tonight for our Halloween partner work...

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Testing Aerobic Power and Overall Fitness – The Level Method

CrossFit has four ways to define fitness (and many fitness pros don’t even have a definition…do you?). CrossFit references 4 standards to define fitness: Performing well in Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, Accuracy (Basic Physical Skills) Being able to perform any of an infinitely random...

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Handstand Practice Routine – Oh Yes You Can

I’m getting serious about handstands. They have been a goal for me since I turned 50. In the intervening four years, I have been strength training and working on core and back strength a lot. Over 50 and added muscle and now adding skills. We’re told to expect to lose...