Over the years, Cord has written extensively for newspapers and magazines on a wide variety of health and fitness topics. Since May of 1998, he has written a weekly column entitled “Fit and Healthy” for the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper located in Woodland Park, Colorado. The selection of articles below is a small sampling of over 1,000 columns that Cord has written for the Courier. To view his latest column, go to http://pikespeakcourier.net/e-edition/.
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Cord Prettyman is a certified Master Personal Trainer and owner of Absolute Workout Fitness and Post-Re-hab Studio in Woodland Park. He can be reached at 719-687-7437 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just got back from Southern California visiting our son, his fiancé and meeting her folks for the first time (the wedding is in March and it’s about time!). Besides the stunning destruction of a beautiful area of our country by the mere presence of far too many...read more
The advertisement for Stem Cell Therapy that covered the front page of a recent edition of the Gazette newspaper screamed – “Learn how you can benefit from the most significant breakthrough in natural medicine through regeneration.” The ad went on to ask – “Do you...read more
If I heard it once from my mother, I heard it a thousand times. “Stand up straight,” she would say. Well, as it turns out – blessed with the God-given innate wisdom of mothers – she was spot-on, even if she wasn’t aware of all the negative consequences of poor...read more
Every year, thousands of Coloradans make the New Year’s resolution to exercise and typically I’m on board to help my readers. Traditionally, in early January I write a series of columns touting the health benefits of regular exercise outlining the variables that need...read more
From WebMD comes this story of a Nederland, Colorado woman who fought cancer with exercise: It was 1993, when 36-year old Julie Main was diagnosed with breast cancer, it didn’t occur to her to stop working out. She felt healthy and strong, so she scheduled her...read more
I’m guessing if I said the word osteopenia, most of you would know what I’m talking about. It is, of course, the loss of bone mass that can lead to osteoporosis resulting in skeletal fractures. However, I wonder if you know about sarcopenia, which is the loss of...read more
She was a drop-dead gorgeous California beauty. A Nike model, frequent music video persona and an aspiring actress under tremendous pressure to maintain the unrealistic and unhealthy American female "body beautiful". A typical day of exercise consisted of a...read more
Any smart shopper knows that the healthy thing to do in a grocery store is to shop the perimeter and stay away from the center aisles, especially the frozen food section. However, while my wife is recovering from back surgery, I find that grocery shopping has fallen...read more
And, the debate goes on. Are cellphones the safest product to hit the market since seatbelts – as the Cellular Industry contents – or are millions of Americans going to have brain tumors in the next ten to twenty years. The contentious issue was thrust back into the...read more
"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again" – yes folks, it's Willie Nelson time. Over the next few months, just about everybody will be driving or flying somewhere. Whether you're headed to Yellowstone on a camping trip, on a jaunt across the...read more
Whew! The Christmas party circuit insanity is finally over and now only New Year’s Day lies between you and the moment of truth as you step on the scale. Shocked by what you see, you’re likely to be promising yourself, you’re never going do this again and brain...read more
A tiny infant lies in a neonatal ward. An incubator substitutes for the warmth of her mother’s arms. Tubes filled with nutrients replace her mother’s milk and every breath is a struggle. She is surrounded by other infants in distress – their monitors beeping in time...read more