Health & Wellness

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Should I Let My Son Play Football?

by Michael on May 9, 2012 · 0 comments

Our ten year old son absolutely loves football. While our other kids have gravitated toward other sports, this one has always been drawn to football. While he enjoys the physical aspects, he’s also attracted to the mental aspects of the game.

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Eczema Treatment: Try Using Olive Oil

by Michael on December 4, 2011 · 0 comments

Our youngest son has terrible problems with dry skin and eczema during the winter months. The cool dry air is just too much for him, and he gets dry, itchy skin on the insides of his elbows, back of his knees, etc.

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I sweat. A lot. And during our hot Southern summers, I tend to continue sweating for quite awhile after an outdoor run. In fact, try as I might to cool off when I’m done, I often find myself still sweating when I get out of the shower.

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How Accurate is Runkeeper?

by Michael on July 20, 2010 · 0 comments

In the time since I published my RunKeeper vs. Nike+ comparison, I’ve had several people ask me if RunKeeper is accurate. The short answer is yes, mostly. The slightly longer answer is not always, and when it’s wrong, it’s really wrong.

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What’s a Good 5k Time?

by Michael on May 28, 2010 · 0 comments

With my first 5k race just around the corner, I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about what constitutes a “good” 5k time. I now have several test runs under my belt, and have been finishing in roughly 34 minutes. Curious about how that time stacks up against other runners, I did some digging.

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As a quick followup to my previous article about making your hot water last longer, I wanted to share some interesting numbers related to water heater safety that I found in the owner’s manual that came with our new water heater…

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How to Fix a Broken Retainer

by Michael on September 13, 2009 · 15 comments

The other day when I got out of bed, I removed my retainer and slipped it in the pocket of my sweat pants. Not smart, I know, but it is what it is. Unfortunately, I later left my sweats on the floor, and someone (probably me) stepped on them, thus breaking my retainer. Never one to take the easy way out, I fixed it myself.

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How Much Does a Pushup Weigh?

by Michael on July 11, 2008 · 0 comments

That’s a bit of an odd title, I know, but I’m not sure how else to word it. Given the recent fascination with pushups, I got to wondering about how much weight you’re actually moving when you do a pushup.

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