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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  Consider this: more than half the results you get from your exercise program depend on what you eat. That’s right, hundreds of crunches and hours of plodding along on a treadmill like a deranged hamster won’t undo a bad diet. But when and how much is best to eat ...

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I confess, I am a beauty products junkie. From body lotions to nail polish, lipstick, eye shadow and everything in between, I’ve been on a quest all my life for the best of the best. And, just like playing slot machines in Vegas, occasionally I score big. I discover smaller ...

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