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“Organic” Can Make Me Fat?

Many of us have heard that we ought to go for the certified organic berries, kale, and fuzzy fruits (hear of the dirty dozen?), over their conventionally grown counterparts, to avoid eating genetically modified or pesticide-laden “fresh” plant products (the…

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Do It For Your Bones

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, you have heard news that regular physical activity prevents most physical ailments. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that exercise is good for your bones, too. However,…

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Successful Resolutions

The top two new year’s resolutions that Americans make are 1) to keep a healthier diet and 2) to exercise. However, the majority of well-intended people fail to keep those new habits after the first month. After all, more than…

Permission to Reboot

The summer days are longer, children are getting ready to go back to school, and the weather is still fair. The summer season brings a lot of activity. Whether the increased activity involved greater physical training for local fun runs…

Correcting Crooked Feet

Ok, maybe I won’t be able to correct my crooked feet, but in seeking physical wellness, I have added a new tool to my arsenal–the A-line insole. Yesterday, I had the good fortune to meet Gordon Hay, the creator and…

Mom, Am I Fat?

In an effort to have a greater online presence, I’ve been taking advantage of online social media. On Twitter (follow me here), I found Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a pediatrician whose practice solely deals with child and adolescent weight management. She…

Our President, The New Face of Fitness

The majority of us Americans have not-so-fond memories of the Presidential Fitness test. In our youth, some may have asked, “Who wrote these tests?” Even Junior Seau jokes about how he dreads doing pull-ups, on Insider Training with Gabby Reece,…

It’s Time For Change; Yes, You Can!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Qk025-rjQ] Our new President, Barack Obama, said it in his inaugural speech yesterday. I, too, was inspired by his speech, so I’m dedicating the next few blog posts to the themes and values that our new President is asking us…