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Chip’s Not Dead Yet Social Media Training Group

May 8, 2009

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We really need a better name than that, but this is my eighth blog post today, I think, so that is a task for another time (or perhaps the comments section?). It’s like this: you start a job in front of the computer, and the gods of social media say, “Welcome! Get comfortable! Here’s your […]

Chip’s Not Dead Yet Social Media Training Group

April 23, 2009

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What: Free fitness training for Chip’s Not Dead Yet race Who: You? Me? Anyone in the Vancouver social media community who wants in When: Wednesdays, 6pm drop-in Where: Steve Nash Sports Club, downtown. Rain or shine! Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile is a one-mile race straight uphill, from 10th and Alma practically up to […]

blogsurfing: light on my feet

August 16, 2007

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I encourage you to check out this compelling weight-loss blog. You have got to respect her attitude, her honesty, and her commitment. With a specific goal, a positive, proactive attitude, tracking tools (like, say, a blog!) and access to health professonals, she is doing everything right to lay the groundwork for lifelong success. And she’s […]

the walkability test

July 20, 2007

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Walk Score is an interesting online service that rates your neighborhood by walkability: things like proximity to cafes and parks, presence of sidewalks (why do they even allow developers to build without sidewalks?) and safety features like street lights. You can check out the neighborhood around your home (mine rates 49 out of 100; guess […]

site-specific stress

July 9, 2007

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Now, this is interesting…but also a bit of a well duh. According to a study released by the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford, sites that load slowly and are hard to navigate caused classic signs of stress including sweating and an increase in heart rate. Now, theoretically this means you could get your aerobic […]

training heart rate zones

July 4, 2007

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We’ve covered resting heart rates, and you already know that when you work out, your heart rate increases. And you also know that when your heart rate increases too much, you need to slow it down. But what you may not know is, just exactly how hard your heart should be working in order for […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007

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Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]