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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 […]

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Save Money on Your Health Expenses

People on both sides of the current healthcare debate can largely agree when it comes to one thing: medical costs are extremely expensive these days, and they are only expected to balloon further in the years ahead. For the average American, the prospect of a medical procedure – or even of paying routine medication and […]

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Lowering Risk of Developing Type II Diabetes

American rates for developing type II diabetes far exceed any other industrialized nation’s figures. Those rates are sad side effects of our obesity epidemic, which should be a top priority for our country to improve. The fact that this issue is tied to unhealthy living has one saving grace, and that is the fact that […]

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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 […]

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Losing Weight Later in Life

A recent study from Harvard Medical School shows that being overweight or obese when you are middle-aged is an excellent indicator that you may not have much longer to live. The study also shows that young people who are of the heavier persuasion have an increased risk of dying when they reach a certain age […]

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How to Fight Natural Hunger Urges

Wrapping our heads around dieting and nutrition can be difficult. In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to focus on one set path to take with so many different types of dieting programs, products, and services out there. But in order to succeed at losing weight and keeping a healthy body you need to […]

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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 […]

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Six Ways to Kick Hemorrhoids in the Butt

Hemorrhoids are pretty hard to take sitting down or even standing up. With the majority of our workforce behind desks for hours on end, hemorrhoids cause quite a problem in the lives of millions of people every year. Yet hemorrhoids are for the most part an ailment we can avoid if we alter our eating […]

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 […]

Hemorrhoids: A Pain In the Backside
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Hemorrhoids: A Pain In the Backside

Gary had been constipated for the past few weeks, always straining during his bowel movements. He was so frustrated and uncomfortable. Then a few days ago he noticed bright red blood on his stool. Concerned, Gary rushed to his doctor who told him that he had hemorrhoids. Gary can take some comfort in knowing that […]

Holiday at the Office: Fight the Feeding Frenzy!
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Holiday at the Office: Fight the Feeding Frenzy!

Pamela was not looking forward to heading back to the office after Thanksgiving.  It wasn’t the work or the coworkers.  She loved them.  It was the 10 pounds that she was convinced she gained last year from eating the holiday treats at the office.  She had always had problems with sweets and her weight.  This […]

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 […]

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