Wednesday, June 6, 2012

welcome PREG readers

Welcome PREG Readers!


Today I was honored by being asked to write a guest post on Jay Thompson's wildly popular PhoenixRealEstateGuy.com site. I've been reading Jay's blog since 2006, and have such a respect for him that I moved my real estate business to his brokerage in 2008.

You may be wondering, "why would a real estate blog want the author of a fitness blog to write a post?" The answer is because Fitness Gazette (dot net) is about more than fitness - it's about getting better in life. In fact, when you break it down to its smallest components, Jay and I share a lot of the same principles: There aren't any magic bullets - just do good work, paying attention to the details, consistently, over the long term, and the results will take care of themselves. (Jay's also really big on treating others the right way, and while I agree with him, this site is more about treating yourself the right way..)

As long as you're here, I'd be honored if you took a look around. Here are some of the principles guiding Fitness Gazette, as well as links to a few of the more popular articles:
  • Slow & Steady wins races - Time is on your side, and small changes add up to big changes over time. You don't need to make massive, drastic changes and turn your life upside-down to become healthy. Start small, be consistent, and let the changes accumulate over time.
  • Where preparation meets opportunity - Opportunity can be shy; she rarely calls ahead and schedules an appointment. But once you're ultra prepared, you'll find opportunities much more frequently.
  • Obesity trends since 1985 - a short video published by an MD using data from the CDC, and absolutely frightening. This shows an alarming 30-yr trend, which isn't slowing down. You can point fingers all you want (high fructose corn syrup, processed foods, big-box grocery stores, suburban sprawl, etc. etc.), but the one common theme is larger portion sizes - of everything. Super Big Gulps, Super-sized lunches, Big-Grab bags of chips, gigantic dinner portions... the list goes on. Moderation is the answer - eat a little bit less, and exercise a little bit more, over an extended period of time, and we'll get healthy.
  • Surviving a Business Trip - health on the road - some tips and ideas, along with my personal successes and failures, from a recent business trip.
  • Fit-20 - 20-minute workouts - you're busy, and don't have an extra hour to workout. That's ok; I get it. These 20-minute routines will give your whole body a workout - heart, lungs, muscles - they're a great way to squeeze a good workout into a busy schedule.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find something of value while you're here. If you like what you see, please add Fitness Gazette to your Reader, or you can Subscribe by Email. And you can always bookmark it, share it with your friends, or just come back for a visit!

-Chris Butterworth

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