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Detox Diets: Not What You Are Looking For?
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Detox Diets: Not What You Are Looking For?

Since the divorce several months ago, Martha’s life had turned upside down.  She used to have at least a little time for herself. Not anymore! Working full time and taking care of two young kids was more of a struggle then she thought.  Her energy levels were not what they used to be, her mood […]

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Walking Is Life!™ Pedometer Program: Keeping Seniors Moving & Healthy!

A few months ago, RadioShack® asked me if I would like to review two of their pedometers.  Of course, I accepted since I’ve found pedometers to be a good way to motivate people to exercise more.  They shipped them out promptly and I quickly put them to the test.  At first, I tested the pedometers […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be

A few blocks from my house, there is a Bikram yoga studio that I have walked past multiple times on my way to and from work.  And I have always wondered as I look into the steamed up windows whether there were any benefits to the average person of doing yoga in such extreme heat. […]

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 […]

Gluten Free Diet: Feeling Better Yet?
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Gluten Free Diet: Feeling Better Yet?

Two years ago we found out that my now 3 year old son had a gluten allergy. It all started when he was diagnosed with eczema when he was 9 months old. For those of you who don’t know, eczema is an inflammation of the outer layer of the skin that causes the skin to […]

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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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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3 Foods that are Great for Your Waistline and Oral Health

Incorporating low-calorie, high nutrient foods into your diet is one of the best ways to lose weight and to maintain your current weight. Maintaining a trim waistline is obviously an important part of a healthy lifestyle; however, so is often overlooked oral care. To promote the health of our bodies, we need to eat for […]

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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