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Archived Since:March 25, 2015

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Bring it On

By Crabby McSlacker photo: U.S. Air Force So it's Holiday Season!But wait, where's Santa Claus? No Menorah? No sugar cookies or snowmen or pine trees? And what's with the spunky aviator gals in leather jackets, that's not very Christmassy!Well,...Show More Summary

Live Longer, Stay Sharper: Now, With Substance Abuse! Er. Use. I mean Use.

image via artstack By Crabby McSlackerThis post is a classic example of Selective Reporting: You see some headlines you like, so you skip merrily over the exhaustive research and analysis you should be doing in order to decide whether they're even valid. Show More Summary

Processed Snacks and Desserts: What the Hell, Let's Have Some!

via flickr By Crabby McSlackerAre you one of those people who eats only healthy whole foods, having absolutely no desire to consume tasty and convenient items created in some huge factory somewhere, packaged up and shipped thousandsShow More Summary

Hate Strength Training?

By Crabby McSlackerStrength training, alas, is still considered a crucial ingredient in the ever-changing recipe for a fit and healthy life. Omitting this key ingredient is like trying to make meringue with no egg whites--the results...Show More Summary

WTF Is Your Problem?

Do you ever feel like the different parts of yourself aren't lining up properly?In this case, I don't mean anatomically, I mean psychologically. As in: the "smart" part of you is going "I really need to do this Thing, I'll get right on that tomorrow! (ie., exercise/quit smoking/schedule a colonoscopy). Show More Summary

When Life Gets Weird

via maxpixel By Crabby McSlacker So it looks like it's going to be another summer of Not Blogging Much, which I guess is better than Not Blogging at All. Because, yeah, life's getting awfully weird and distracting of late. But how about...Show More Summary

High Tech Tuesday!

Photo download via xray delta one By Crabby McSlackerShould we be worried about the impact of so much easily accessible technology on our fragile human brains?There is much hand-wringing on the subject, and even a little research out there. Show More Summary


photo: x-ray delta one By Crabby McSlacker So life has taken a few possibly ominous turns lately.And while I've been googling the heck out of various health-related issues for my own edification, I'm not really feeling up for taking that research and trying to write anything useful about it.Oh, and the whole upcoming Fourth of July holiday... Show More Summary

Simplest, Dumbest Cardio Workout Trick Ever

image credit here By Crabby McSlackerSo this post features one of those weirdo counter-intuitive motivational hacks that you either: (a) already know or, (b) are going to think sounds totally insane.It's for those days when you're having a Really Shitty Workout.I already knew the trick, and have probably already written about it. Show More Summary

Worth 1000 Words?

By Crabby McSlacker So if a picture is worth a thousand words, and a short video is made up of hundreds of pictures, is a short video worth hundreds of thousands of words? And what if you don't make the video yourself but steal it straight...Show More Summary

The Bilingual Brain: Benefits and Befuddlement

Photo: wikimedia By Crabby McSlackerMy latest folly: I'm trying to learn a new language. Spanish! Which among other uses, might come in handy for a pair of snowbirds always on the lookout for warmer climates to flee to during winters.But I did not study Spanish in school, or in any other setting ever. Show More Summary

Let's Hear it for Rationalization!

By Crabby McSlacker So yeah, I didn't get around to writing a blog post this week, unless you want to try to count this one. Does it make sense that my turning 57 today somehow prevented me from posting something earlier in the week?...Show More Summary

Lifetrak Zoom HRV Review

By Crabby McSlacker As a greedy, gadget-obsessed health blogger, I was pretty psyched to get the opportunity to review the Lifetrak Zoom HRV Zoom HRV activity tracker. (And, full disclosure: I got to keep it).The Zoom measures a wide variety of activity metrics from your wrist (or ankle, or forearm). Show More Summary

Time to HIIT it?

photo: the Department of Defense By Crabby McSlackerIn the last few years, you've probably heard the same unwelcome advice quite a few times: for optimal health, you should be adding some High Intensity Interval Training to your weekly routine.But all too often, nutrition and exercise research gets overhyped and exaggerated. Show More Summary

Giveaway Winners and a Happy Belated Mother's Day!

By Crabby McSlackerSo first off, thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment on our book giveaway here at the blog, or on Facebook, or even via direct email, an option a few of you chose. I've assigned y'all numbers and am going to fire up the ol' random number generator in a minute. Show More Summary

Why We Overeat and How to Stop: Book Giveaway!

image: clipartfest By Crabby McSlacker Does anyone else out there struggle with eating too much, or eating the wrong things, or not feeling sufficiently motivated to exercise?Even those of us with fancy degrees and initials after our names, who've studied this stuff extensively for decades and know exactly what we should be doing... Show More Summary

Mystery Trip!

By Crabby McSlackerSo one might wonder: where the hell did the Crab go? She barely got back to blogging before skipping town yet again, not managing even one meager blog post in the last two weeks. And sorry, this is one of those disjointed rambles accompanied by random photos. Show More Summary

Forest Bathing and Awkward Anniversarys

photo : pixabay By Crabby McSlackerYep, Today Cranky Fitness is 10 years old.Holy crap, right? It's hard to believe. How could such a half-assed enterprise have endured an entire decade?The quick answer is of course: it hasn't. Not really. Show More Summary

On the Road Again...

By Crabby McSlackerAre you ready for a blog post chock full of healthy travel tips, amusing anecdotes, surprising discoveries, inspiring advice, and breathtaking photos of scenery and wildlife?Oops, sorry! You probably want to type a different URL up there in your search bar. Show More Summary

Exercise Motivation, The Weird Way

image: flikr Do you look forward to a strenuous workout?If so, congratulations! But the rest of what follows may seem like incomprehensible gibberish to you. If you don't need to twist your brain into pretzel-like configurations in order to motivate yourself to exercise: you are free to resume websurfing. Show More Summary

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