Tag Archive for exercise

Life is Tough

It does not seem that I am able to resist the subject of coffee at present and I have good and bad news for coffee lovers: you die younger, but not because of the coffee, but because coffee drinkers are more likely to have other unhealthy habits. The NIH-AARP Diet & Health Study which followed 400,000 people over 13 years has shown, that coffee drinkers are more likely to die, because they are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, do little exercise and abstain from fruit and veg consumption.

Emergency Exercise in La Herradura

Passersby may have been surprised by all the commotion around Hotel Almijarra on the 25th, with the police and emergency services pouring in and out of the building, but there was no cause for concern as it was all emergency exercise, or a simulacro, as they say in Spanish.

2012: New Year’s Resolution

Technology has come a long way in helping motivate people to meet that resolve and get off the couch and sweat it out. Notwithstanding the competition, the three biggest enablers are Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s Playstation3 + Move, and Microsoft XBox-Kinect – all of whom provide gaming consoles.

Adult Outdoor Gym

I was walking with the Ed today along Paseo Puerta del Mar and, to our astonishment, we saw adults straddling and climbing onto the strangest looking contraptions on the beach. We thought “Wow, an adult playground!”

Adult Beach Exercise

Has anyone had a go on the new exercise equipment, designed specifically for adults and installed on the beach?
The technical guys tell us that the equipment is designed and built to a very high specification with high end materials, as every piece of apparatus must meet the standards required in a traditional gym, and therefore meet all the criteria and safety standards that would be required in any normal gymnasium.