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Join St. Ambrose professor Alan Sivell as he chronicles his on-going war on weight and aging by eating right, staying active and telling great stories.

Life and losing weight begins at 50

Life and losing weight begins at 50

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell and his friend, Jim. “I’m not on any medicine today,” says Jim, who resisted the delectable-looking scones at the SAU coffee shop when we met for coffee.

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This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, has his tires pumped about the progress made to-date on the bike path over the Mississippi that’s part of the new I-74 bridge. It’s going to be a great year to be on two wheels!

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Spring can’t come soon enough.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

The Professor has been worrying that if he didn’t get outside on a more regular basis, he might have lost ground he might not get back. It turns out if you haven’t exercised in a year – or at all – you can reverse functional loss.

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The diet of Sisyphus

The diet of Sisyphus

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell shares the ups and downs of his diet and fitness journey – which, unfortunately, has included occasional stops at the fridge.

read more
Back to the gym after a pandemic

Back to the gym after a pandemic

A year and a pandemic later, what’s it like to go back to the Y? Let’s Move Quad Cities’ Boomer Blogger, Alan Sivell, shares his experience and prep tips for transitioning for home based lethargy to a public gym.

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A New (Workout) Direction

A New (Workout) Direction

SAU Professor, Alan Sivell, says he’s going to change directions this spring, by adding a personal trainer to his workout regime. He’ll keep up his walks at Sunderbruch Park, though!

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Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell takes a ride on the half-mile long trail along the west side of the I-74 bridge connecting the Iowa and Illinois riverfront trails.

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Broccoli, the new white meat

Broccoli, the new white meat

LMQC blogger, Alan Sivell, admits to using a bit of “self-hypnosis” as he trained himself to choose broccoli over unhealthy stuff … but says being fit is worth it.

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Join St. Ambrose professor Alan Sivell as he chronicles his on-going war on weight and aging by eating right, staying active and telling great stories.

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, has his tires pumped about the progress made to-date on the bike path over the Mississippi that’s part of the new I-74 bridge. It’s going to be a great year to be on two wheels!

read more
Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell takes a ride on the half-mile long trail along the west side of the I-74 bridge connecting the Iowa and Illinois riverfront trails.

read more
Spring can’t come soon enough.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

The Professor has been worrying that if he didn’t get outside on a more regular basis, he might have lost ground he might not get back. It turns out if you haven’t exercised in a year – or at all – you can reverse functional loss.

read more
Life and losing weight begins at 50

Life and losing weight begins at 50

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell and his friend, Jim. “I’m not on any medicine today,” says Jim, who resisted the delectable-looking scones at the SAU coffee shop when we met for coffee.

read more
The diet of Sisyphus

The diet of Sisyphus

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell shares the ups and downs of his diet and fitness journey – which, unfortunately, has included occasional stops at the fridge.

read more
Back to the gym after a pandemic

Back to the gym after a pandemic

A year and a pandemic later, what’s it like to go back to the Y? Let’s Move Quad Cities’ Boomer Blogger, Alan Sivell, shares his experience and prep tips for transitioning for home based lethargy to a public gym.

read more
A New (Workout) Direction

A New (Workout) Direction

SAU Professor, Alan Sivell, says he’s going to change directions this spring, by adding a personal trainer to his workout regime. He’ll keep up his walks at Sunderbruch Park, though!

read more
Broccoli, the new white meat

Broccoli, the new white meat

LMQC blogger, Alan Sivell, admits to using a bit of “self-hypnosis” as he trained himself to choose broccoli over unhealthy stuff … but says being fit is worth it.

read more