In 1927, the world population was two billion. Now the world has more than two billion humans who are overweight, half of whom are obese. According to data from the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled in the last half-century. This should alarm everyone. Given these rates of obesity in humans have not been observed … Continue reading Waging War on the Real Pandemic
Jumping rope is an act of physical exercise of the cardiovascular variety. It also promotes good posture, improves coordination, and strengthens the leg muscles. In this chapter let us explore the benefits of jump rope training. Burning Calories and Losing Fat Rope jumping is an excellent way to burn calories, which helps keep unhealthy stores … Continue reading The Incredible Benefits of Jumping Rope
Each person's body is an incredible organism, capable of myriad impressive feats—if we so allow, that is. Unfortunately, because the human body is all about adaptation, it quickly deteriorates when neglected. But the counter to that is we have a lot of control over how healthy our bodies are, and that opportunity should not be … Continue reading 7 Simple Daily Habits for a Functional Body
Some of the world's best tennis players grunt almost religiously on their big hits. Often distinct, its nuances reflected in the type of shot, the grunt was an extension of the player; a piece of their personality—one which critics have claimed is unnecessary and a tarnish on an otherwise quiet, gentlemanly sport. Studies, however, confirm … Continue reading HIYAGH! THE GRUNTING SPORTSMAN’S EDGE
The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978. Although not translated to English for decades after, it is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that "nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing." (Madly enough, this … Continue reading Quotes from Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Competitor Will Understand
To generate a return, first you have to invest. And that means challenging yourself. Here's why, and here's how.
I will never forget one elementary school field trip in particular. For the trip we went to Playland, Vancouver's favourite amusement park. Before me loomed the iconic wooden roller coaster, its rickety rails trembling beneath a flying capsule of screaming fanatics. Upon initial observation, the terror appeared to outweigh the fun. My friend Jacob saw things … Continue reading “System Overload” is a Good Thing