How much time do you spend sitting every day? By now you’ve probably heard the studies linking sitting to a whole slew of health problems, including heart disease and other nasty stuff. And that’s not all: too much sitting makes your waistline bigger and makes you wonder why all your ...

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I turned 55 years old a month ago today. “Double nickels,” as a friend of mine said. I confess, as much as I spout off about feeling young and happy and comfortable with aging, it’s not always a walk in the park. Things do change with age, regardless of whether ...

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Pop quiz: name five things in your refrigerator right now. Sorry, time’s up. If you listed diet soda, cheddar cheese, bacon, leftover pizza and last night’s Chinese food, it’s time for a dietary makeover. Consider this: Everything you eat eventually makes its way into the cells of your body. Your ...

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I try to keep posts light and funny, but some not-so-fun topics are too important to gloss over. This is one of them. I hope my experience helps those of you who may be on the fence about making an appointment for this important screening… Turning 50 can do a ...

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  Now that the year is nearly over, how would you rate your fitness and health for 2013? Did you try a new yoga class, run a 5K or did you end up hitting the snooze alarm far too many times again? Well, here’s the good news: you have a ...

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Visiting relatives, holiday shopping and partying make it tempting to ditch your workouts until January. Don’t. Between office parties, eggnog and alcohol you’ll be lucky if you can tie your bathrobe together come January 1. But instead of sitting around like a lazy old partridge in a pear tree, try ...

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Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is the one day a year no one gives you a hard time for eating what you want. One day won’t single-handedly add girth to your midsection unless you carry it over until New Year’s  and beyond. So it’s fine to live a little. But since ...

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Fitness is one of those rare occupations where your body becomes a marketing tool. Sure, trainers come in different shapes and sizes, but an overweight trainer who eats donuts for breakfast and can’t walk up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing won’t earn much respect—or clients. People expect ...

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Reasons to exercise change as you age. In my 20s it was all about matching my leg warmers to my headband and mimicking moves from Flashdance. I took back-to-back aerobic classes (obsessive much?) and ended up with a stress fracture of my foot thanks to the unforgiving floors of that era. ...

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When I worked as a trainer I always readied myself for defensive comments when I asked clients either how much they worked out over the previous week. I’d brace myself for a barrage of excuses about late nights, family gatherings, kids, etc. all ending with, “… so I had no ...

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