Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Diet tip: Eat through everything in the house

Christoph

November 14, 2014

My Fitness Tips

One technique that works for me when I’m trying to cut calories and weight is to eat through everything in the house before going back to the store. I eat the canned soup that has been in the pantry for a few months. I get something from the freezer that was being saved for who […]

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Before and after photos: Don’t forget about the long road in the mirror

Christoph

November 7, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I’m actually very aware of my weight. Even though I’ve lost 100-some pounds since 2007, I still see myself as fat from time to time.  Hey, where did this flap of fat come from? It wasn’t here yesterday. I gain half a pound and I feel bad about myself. I try to not let it […]

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One way to control calories at restaurants

Christoph

November 7, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I love those under 500 calories menus that some restaurants have now. (Thank you to those restaurant owners!) Not every restaurant has them (yet) unfortunately. So what can we do when we end up at a restaurant with no low-calorie foods? One option… Don’t think of it as a meal and just see it as […]

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Running a ways by mistake

Christoph

October 24, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Sometimes our longest runs happen by mistake or miscalculation. As long as we can finish the run that’s OK. I visited Dallas in September and went running at the White Rock Lake. I thought the trail would go around the entire lake – which it does – but didn’t know how far that trek would […]

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iPod helps disconnect at the gym

Christoph

October 10, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I used to listen to the 200-plus songs in my iTunes library on my iPhone while exercising. I ran out of storage and started looking for alternatives. New, larger iPhone? Too expensive. No music? No way. Walkman? What? iPod shuffle? Couldn’t figure out why I would get one of those. iPod Touch? Looks like an […]

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Running in southern Iowa at the Honey Creek Resort

Christoph

October 3, 2014

My Fitness Tips

During the summer of 2014, we vacationed at the Honey Creek Resort in southern Iowa. The resort along Rathburn Lake offers a nice place for a family get-away. Daily activities for children and adults. On-site water park. Our room was just doors from its entrance. Very convenient. Trails. Boat rentals. Bike rentals. A modern playground. Patios […]

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Sunrise run tips

Christoph

September 30, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I love sunrise runs. So much that I Google “Sunrise Cedar Rapids” on many evenings to determine if I have time to head out on one. I do the same when traveling. If I have time, I try to be out and running about 20-25 minutes before the official sunset time. I usually run around […]

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Running in Cleveland

Christoph

September 23, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I attended Content Marketing World in September 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, and of course, wanted to go on a run. I texted a friend who is originally from Ohio to get suggestions. Since I was staying near the Cleveland Browns stadium, he suggested that I could run along the pier and around the stadium. I […]

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Running in Dallas: The Katy Trail

Christoph

September 19, 2014

My Fitness Tips

The Katy Trail is great place to go on a run (or walk) while in Dallas. On my travels to Dallas I try to hit the trail at least once. There are always plenty of others running early in the morning as well as later in the afternoon and evening. The 3.5-mile trail is fairly […]

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“The Weight Loss Counter Revolution” Book Gives You The Tools for Weight Loss

Christoph

September 16, 2014

My Fitness Tips

As the lives of many Americans have turned more and more sedentary, our waistlines have grown. Many reasons account for this – including eating as much as previous generations that were more physically active than we are now. (Think working in the field, outside and no cubicle nation.) This is a serious problem for the […]

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Using a standup desk helps my health, too

Christoph

September 12, 2014

My Fitness Tips

When a standup desk was first mentioned to me I was skeptical. Could I stand all day, or part of the day? Would I want to? I didn’t know, of course, how hard or easy standing in the office would be. I had heard that sitting all day was similar to smoking and not very […]

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People take the stairs – even with an escalator nearby

Christoph

September 9, 2014

My Fitness Tips

At one point, I saw a picture somewhere in America of a crowded escalator next to an empty flight of stairs. The poster said something along the lines of: “Only in America.” With that image in mind, it was good to see people using the stairs at the Content Marketing World conference in Cleveland – […]

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“Did you play wide receiver?” Unintentional compliments are still compliments

Christoph

September 5, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I attended an Iowa football reunion in September 2014. As you may or may not know, I was an offensive lineman on the Hawkeye team from 1997-2000. I weighed quite a bit more then – maybe 60-70 pounds more. Right after college, I gained a bunch more but have since lost 100-plus. Needless to say, […]

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