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.
The kids are back in school. Vacations and summer company are out of the way and, yet, you’re still not finding the time to get back into your exercise routine like you had promised you would once summer was over. It seems there is always something that gets between...read more
Old timers say there are three seasons in Colorado – winter, still-winter and lightning season. Unfortunately, lightning season got off to a dramatic and tragic start one Sunday, when 37-year-old Laura Miller and her award-winning horse were struck dead on a community...read more
I’ve often wondered what the actual body count was for the fitness industry back in the 1980’s. How many people were injured and/or turned off to exercise for life from the moronic “no pain, no gain” mentality that was pervasive during the industry’s infancy? When I...read more
One of the great wonders of the human body is its ability to repair or replace damaged cells. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Every day, approximately one-percent of your red blood cells are replaced by a fresh generation. The lens of the human...read more
The embryonic science of “Inactivity Physiology” is back in the news. In a recently released study, Australian scientists collected data on employment history, lifestyle and physical activity from 918 colon cancer patients and 1,021 apparently healthy others in a...read more
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body,” said renown American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. Bob Hope said it a different way, “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” Children learn...read more
In case you haven’t noticed, exercise junkies are an obsessive lot. Those that love going for the burn and pushing themselves to their physical limit, are not only possessed by the need to move but are usually devoted to a single sport or activity. If you...read more
Well, not everybody likes my column. What follows is an email I received regarding a column I wrote recently on Hydration that ran in the Courier newspaper. “I read your article and while I can accept most of your comments, I have a huge problem with the...read more
Mention the word osteoporosis in just about any social situation and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have at least a basic understanding of what the word meant. But, utter the word osteopenia and you’re likely to be greeted with a blank stare. What’s...read more