Tag: "Exercise"

Living to 100 and Loving It!
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Living to 100 and Loving It!

Living to a ripe old age has always been a goal of mine. For that reason, any news story about someone that has lived to a hundred or beyond gets my attention immediately. I love to see what they did to keep themselves healthy. Infrequently, someone says something surprising like that they drank and smoke […]

Rekindling Your Workout Motivation
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Rekindling Your Workout Motivation

All of us who exercise regularly will occasionally run into a rough patch during which we are simply less motivated to workout. Maybe we’re slightly burned out because we’ve been exercising too hard for too long without breaks, maybe something in our work or personal lives is consuming all our attention, or maybe we’re recovering […]

Review: LifeWise™ JW-005S Step Counter & LifeWise™ 4-Function Pedometer
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Review: LifeWise™ JW-005S Step Counter & LifeWise™ 4-Function Pedometer

I received these two products from RadioShack© for review and since I’m both into exercise and a Director of Rehabilitation for a skilled nursing facility, I decided to test these out in a couple distinctly different settings with different types of users. First, I wanted to see how well they would work both around the […]

Pull Ups
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Four Ways to Train Lats Fast

When developing a weight lifting regimen, one of the major muscle groups that gets overlooked is the back. Most people get too preoccupied with developing a massive chest and bulging biceps to realize that one of the best ways to look toned and defined is to have a chiseled back (isn’t that what people are […]

Bike to work
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Picking the Best Way to Turn Your Commute Into A Workout

For most Americans, the daily commute is a time to sit in the car, listen to some music, and sip on the coffee they brewed overnight or the water they grabbed from their water softener before rushing out the door. Whether you find your commute highly stressful or surprisingly relaxing, there’s a good chance that […]

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The Perils of Obesity During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when a woman can happily indulge in all of her favorite treats, right? Sort of. While women should be neither ashamed nor alarmed by their increased appetites and pants sizes, they shouldn’t be interpreting pregnancy as an excuse to not worry about their physical health. Weight gain is a must during […]

Featured on APTA's Move Forward Monday
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Featured on APTA’s Move Forward Monday

On April 4th, 2011 I was featured on the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Move Forward’s website. I was part of their Move Forward Monday spotlight. In the interview I answered questions relating to how my favorite fitness activity plays an integral role in my life, why I love to exercise, injuries that I had […]

APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat
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APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to answer questions and address issues related to the role of physical activity in staying fit, starting an exercise regimen, and exercise considerations for people who are obese and/or have type 2 diabetes in their next Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on November 3, 2010 at 6 pm-7 […]

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APTA Runner Foot Health Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to moderate the APTA’s first Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on April 28th, 2010 at 8 pm-9 pm ET. The focus will be on foot health for runners. So, if you’re interested or have any questions, head on over to Move Forward PT next Tuesday and tune […]

BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!
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BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!

Today’s show was inspired by one of my twitter followers, Pratik Patel, otherwise known as ppatel on twitter.  He wanted to know how to speed up his metabolism. Like Pratik, many people would love to kick their metabolisms into high gear, but some think it’s a losing battle.  They feel like their metabolisms are working […]

Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat
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Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat

Last year Tracy’s doctor told her that she needed to lose some weight, especially in her midsection (visceral fat).  He said it was an important step towards decreasing her risk of serious health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which her family had a history. He had been concerned because […]

BH4BP #72 - Office Injuries Are No Joke
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BH4BP #72 – Office Injuries Are No Joke

Every year, millions of office workers complain of on the job aches and pains.  According to WebMD, one study reported that over 50% of employees who used computers for at least 15 hours a week, reported musculoskeletal problems in the first year of a new job.  That is a very high percentage, don’t you think?  […]

BH4BP #71 - Exercising In Cold Weather
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BH4BP #71 – Exercising In Cold Weather

I’m happy to announce that Being Healthy for Busy People was a finalist in the health category of the Podcast Awards!  That’s two years running and I owe it to all of you.  Thank you so very much!  For anyone interested in voting for the podcast, voting opens at podcastawards.com on November 13 and runs […]

BHTV #21 – Exercise Intensity
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BHTV #21 – Exercise Intensity

Most people who are trying to get fit or lose weight, understand that aerobic exercise is a key component of reaching their goals.  The question isn’t: “Should we do aerobic exercise?” It’s: “How intensely should we do aerobic exercise?” The answer that we usually hear is that working out at a moderate exercise intensity enables […]

BH4BP #70 - Tai Chi: A Healthy Exercise for All Ages
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BH4BP #70 – Tai Chi: A Healthy Exercise for All Ages

Today’s show was inspired by a trip that I took to Beijing, China with David about 3 years ago. I was reminded of the trip a few days ago when I was looking through some of my photos and came across some of the many photos we took during that trip. It was a wonderful […]

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