Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Context matters: How to look at weight loss

Christoph

January 29, 2015

My Fitness Tips

Sharing how much weight we’ve lost sounds good, but sometimes there are ways to add additional context. I was reminded of this while watching part of the finale of “The Biggest Loser” on TV. Each contestant’s weight loss was reported in pounds and than as a percentage. Here’s how much of their body weight was […]

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Why I buy my supplements online and not at a brick and mortar store

Christoph

January 23, 2015

My Fitness Tips

I usually buy my supplements online through a monthly subscription through Amazon. Unless I cancel one month’s subscriptions, Amazon will send me a package that often includes: Protein bars Protein powder Pre and post workout shakes and supplements This system works and makes shopping easy. Amazon sends me once a month the items I’m planning […]

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Treadmill or running outside – which one is better?

Christoph

January 16, 2015

My Fitness Tips

My answer changes based on the season, temperature and what I’m in the mood for. Lets take a look at some of the pros and cons. Treadmill at the gym PROS Consistent temperature Near weights – so I can lift, too Near other cardio machines – if I want to switch gears TVs CONS You […]

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Sending virtual cheers to people out on a run

Christoph

January 9, 2015

My Fitness Tips

You may have seen those posts on Facebook: “So and so is out on a run with Nike. Send me cheers by liking or commenting on this post.” They are part of the Nike + Running App, which you can download for iPhone or Android here. I’ve liked other people’s posts before when I saw […]

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Weight loss newspaper article

Christoph

January 8, 2015

My Fitness Tips

This article ran in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette on Jan. 7, 2014. (Published here with permission)

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Keeping your diet under control while traveling

Christoph

January 2, 2015

My Fitness Tips

Keeping your diet under control while traveling can be tough. One meal at a restaurant can often eat up a big chunk of a day’s calorie allotment. Of course, we can eat off the under 500 calories menu. But depending on where your travels take you that may or may not be an option. National […]

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Loving the treadmill desk

Christoph

December 26, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I’ve previously written about how much I enjoy my standup desk at the MedTouch office in Iowa. The office also has a treadmill desk, which I started using in late October 2014. I try to hop on it at least once a day. It’s been a great addition to my day in the office. I […]

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Running in the Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul

Christoph

December 19, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I’ve run in two places in the Twin Cities. One was in the area of the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis and the other were the trails at the Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul. Each run happened on different trips and I choose each area based on its proximity to where I was visiting in the Twin Cities. […]

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Running in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Christoph

December 12, 2014

My Fitness Tips

The Cedar Rapids metro area has a nice trail system that has been developed in recent years and continuous to expand. Cedar River Trail The Cedar River Trail runs north-south through Linn County and is good for out-and-back runs. It’s easy to drive to and park nearby. Parking lots are at County Home Road, north […]

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Getting in shape together

Christoph

December 5, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Somebody once said that couples who work out together are closer. That might be true, but working out together is really not an option with two young kids at home. So it’s important for us to coordinate schedules. “If I go to the gym at this time, get home at this time, that means you […]

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Thank you, protein bars, for keeping our secret that you are just a candy bar – Jimmy Fallon

Christoph

November 28, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Every Friday, late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon writes funny thank you notes. The clip below includes the protein bar note. “Thank you, protein bars. I know you are just a candy bar. You know you are just a candy bar. But I’m glad we can share a delicious chocolaty lie together.” – Jimmy Fallon’s […]

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Ready for the holiday challenge. Can I start, yet?

Christoph

November 23, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Participating in this challenge at my gym in Iowa. I doubt it’ll take me all the way to Christmas to complete this, but we will see. I participate in these challenges because it’s a change of pace. Day 1 is Thanksgiving Day, by the way.

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Where to buy running shoes

Christoph

November 21, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I’ve bought running shoes in a store and online now. As much as I like the convenience of online shopping, buying running shoes online just doesn’t seem to work for me. I prefer buying my running shoes after trying them on, touching them and seeing if I really like their look. In 2014, that’s only […]

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