Doing the “right thing” can seem impossible when it comes to health and nutrition. If you’re pressed for time, here are a few ideas that work. You’re supposed to do 30 minutes of cardio, five times per week. The shortcut: Take three 10-minute walks every day. Little bursts of exercise will do the same job. […]
by SAM PAGE HEY SAM: I’ve been working out for months and I can’t seem to gain a pound. I lift weights six days a week. What’s wrong with me? -Patrick, Santa Fe, NM There’s a term for those of us “hard-gainers,” or people who have a difficult time gaining muscle mass. To correct this situation, […]
These are the days of the open hand. They will not be the last. Look around now. These are the days of the beggars and the choosers. This is the year of the hungry man whose place is in the past, Hand in hand with ignorance and legitimate excuses. The rich declare themselves poor. And […]
If you’re following one of my Zig Zag meal plans, you know the caloric content of each day’s food intake is a key to making the plan work. So what to do when you want something to break up the monotony? Eat golden pepperoncinis. The spicy taste and and crunchy texture satisfies several buds at once, […]
Here’s “The Hillary,” a new exercise for your abs that I dreamed up after observing her hilarious clapping and pointing patterns at rallies this year. My client, Robert Carey, channels the former first lady in this demonsration. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jenRy0xpRk
Important things almost always start small. But just because they are small does not mean they’re unimportant. I’ve learned that it’s essential when starting anything new not to lose sight of the bigger picture.
[blipit id=”1365530″] I TURN 34 today, so we’re off to Vegas to compete in the Bighorn Rodeo. It’s our third rodeo this year in as many states. Here’s something to give you a taste of a day in the life. Be sure to check the photostream over the weekend. Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy […]
Here’s what Bronson and I will be making this weekend. (BTW, this recipe makes 25 brownies and takes about 30 minutes of preparation time, plus 35 minutes bake time). Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat bran, or oat bran 1 1/4 cups plus 1/2 tablespoon soy flour 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate 1/2 cup unsalted butter […]
“A dinner without a candle is like a ball without women.” -George Sand
In a profile this week in the New York Times, Maurice Sendak, 80, reveals for the first time in a print interview that he’s gay. He talks about feeling vulnerable after the loss of Dr. Eugene Glynn (his partner of 50 years), how it feels to be getting older, and reflects on his legacy. [Sendak] is […]
A long time ago, I was in a relationship with a very muscular, worked out guy who was adored by all of our friends for his Adonis-like physique. James (not his real name) spent hours in the gym each week working every muscle group to failure. Even my friend Paul who rarely gushes over anyone […]
The greatest insult to yourself is to compare yourself to others.
Every day, it seems I’m bombarded with tons of exercise devices, gadgets, special shoes, and the like. Do they really help, or speed things up, or are they purely there for “motivational purposes?” Many of these gadgets and workouts are really just toys. Think of them as new forms of entertainment. Folks don’t want to […]
I think it’s strange, how you can miss someone you never met.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4dm-OnmLXY “Pride goeth before the fall” may be the mantra soon plaguing the misguided marketing team behind Gatorade, launching this lame ad campaign trying to re-brand the time-honored sports beverage as “just G”. Or is it just a big inside joke being played out on us consumers? Don’t they know that club kids often mix […]
A reminder that as men, we have the power to build each other up, or tear each other apart.
Everyone keeps asking newly anointed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel if he’s “having fun.” “Fun is not the first adjective that comes to mind,” he said in a profile appearing in Sunday’s New York Times. Still, I found his physical fitness regime (detailed in the same article) pretty impressive: He woke as usual […]
Snow Canyon was one of my favorite places as a kid. On March 17, 2009, Bronson got to experience it for the first time, along with my grandmother. —Sam
#1: If you’re not yet receiving TUT.com’s daily “Note from the Universe,” you’re really in for a treat. Just sign up (it’s free) and trust me on this one. #2: Rob Brezsny is the most accurate, life-altering astrologer/poet I’ve followed with any consistency over the past decade. In his weekly “Free Will Astrology,” Rob provides […]
Here are the first two documents: food choices & food journal. Download and go through the Food Choices.pdf checking off all the foods you like to eat, buy, or prepare. Include any items that you like, even if they aren’t on the list. Also, denote any items that you hate.Next, download & print a Blank Food Log.pdf and keep […]
HEY SAM: I am thinking about buying cross-training shoes to use in the gym. Is there anything specific I should look for in cross-training shoes? ~Bob, Los Angeles As with men, it’s important to know that not every shoe is equipped to handle every need. Knowing the differences between these types shoes will help you […]
BRONSON AND I RACED TO L.A.X. LAST FRIDAY for a quick flight aboard the swanky new Virgin America airline for the sneak preview of Shinji Aramaki’s Appleseed Ex Machina at Wondercon in San Francisco.
A new HIV vaccine is safe and 31% effective in the more than 16,000 participants in the phase 3 trial, according to the U.S. Army Surgeon General.
I just finished the book “Skinny Bitch” and am thinking about going organic or vegan. What do you think? —Claire, Torrance For readers who don’t know, Skinny Bitch is a best-selling diet book in the U.K. and U.S. known for its “in your face” tone (hence the title). Victoria Beckham is widely credited for making […]
A 5.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK NEAR BORA BORA MONDAY morning, with aftershocks felt sporadically into Tuesday morning. Bronson got some of these “ocean aftershocks” (visible as “micro-tsunamis”) on video. Ironically, we’re about to enter Tsunami Preparation Month (April). We’re aiming to get off the island of Viatape by 4PM today (7PM PDT), with a 7:10PM […]