01 Apr 2014

Are Night Lights Making You Fat?

Nighttime satellite images show an Earth seemingly sprinkled with stardust. It's hard to imagine the millions of lights seen from space began with a single light bulb in Thomas Edison's laboratory. Harder still to imagine this glowing web of electricity is creating a hormonal horror of obesity, hypertension, insomnia a..

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06 Mar 2014

Detox: A Toxic Subject

After 20 years in the business, I know which reactions to expect from my clients when I suggest a lifestyle change. Take eating healthier, for example. The client usually nods and says his wife's been getting on him for years about that. When I talk about exercising, the reaction is big exhale and a shake of the head. ..

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03 Feb 2014

How Exercising Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Getting fit can feel like a fight sometimes. You struggle to get out of bed to run in the early morning chill. You fight against uneasiness when everyone at the gym seems faster and fitter than you. You battle self-doubt when you pass the calendar and see your upcoming event circled in stark, Sharpie ink like a teacher..

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07 Jan 2014

You Need More Than a New Year to Become a New You

It's a brand new year and you have some fitness goals. While I want you to be successful on every resolution you've set, I'm not going to encourage you to see 2014 as a blank slate. Because the reality is that today isn't much different than yesterday. Nor is it much different than the 365 days prior to yesterday. At l..

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10 Dec 2013

9 Ways to Celebrate Health and Fitness this Holiday Season

For many of us, the holidays are a rush of time-saving measures. A postcard with a family photo has replaced a handwritten Christmas card, and our Christmas tree comes out of a box in the attic rather than a wooded field. With December 25th approaching quickly, skipping your workout is as tempting as indulging in anoth..

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03 Dec 2013


The topic of carbohydrates can be very confusing, partly because of many misconceptions surrounding it.  This is why I chose to talk to you about them this month.  I would like to clarify a few key points based on this wide subject. The information you find about carbohydrates depends on what sources you have gath..

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07 Nov 2013

Get More Out of Your Workouts by Using a Heart Rate Monitor!

A novice exercise enthusiast recently asked me if I could share some information on how to incorporate a heart rate monitor into her running program. This woman wants to keep her exercise at a healthy pace, while avoiding injury and promoting weight loss. So that's what I decided to write about this month. A heart r..

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05 Nov 2013

Artificial Light

  Since World War I, we have been moving our clocks 1 hour back every fall and going through the same routine of trying to adapt to time change.  At 2am on Sunday, November 7, daylight saving time will end.  We tend to become more fatigued earlier as our bodies slowly adjust to the time change.  Althoug..

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03 Oct 2013

Why Are Whole Foods So Important?

There is a lot of information circulating through the media these days regarding the dangers of processed foods. Are these concerns valid? Most products that we consume on a regular basis are fortified and enriched with synthetic vitamins. I would like to cover the basics of what you should know about these processed f..

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04 Sep 2013

Improve Your Tennis Game!

This month I am writing about a sport that is popular both in the USA and around the world: tennis! Friends and clients have often requested information about avoiding tennis injuries as well as strength and conditioning exercises. In my experience, tennis injuries are usually a result of a lack of proper conditioni..

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