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This is the first Olympic Games of which I watched in its entirety (well, almost). I’ve been completely captivated by the Olympic athletes, their skill and their determination. I’ve been moved by so much of what I’ve seen, not only…...

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Chest Stretch

Ergonomics of computing has come a long way, but it is hard to dispute the toll that it takes on us. Our eyes grow tired. Our heads ache. Our wrists become numb and tingly. And our posture suffers greatly. I…...

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Boston

I just learned that Boston ranked #3 in the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) American Fitness Index for 2012. In short, it is the third “healthiest” metropolitan area in the country. After just learning how healthy Boston is for…...

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Healthcare

The Supreme Court has just upheld (sort of) President Obama’s Affordable Care Act individual mandate, requiring Americans to obtain health insurance or pay (a tax penalty). Many who debate the ruling feel that it is unconstitutional…that one shouldn’t be “required”…...

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Strength Training

Strength training came later in my life. In the beginning of my fitness career, I taught the traditional aerobics classes: Step, Double Step, and Low / High Impact. I loved them. About five years into teaching, however, I was asked…...

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Pilates

Long ago, I took a mat Pilates class and found it rather dull and unchallenging. But this goes back a solid 10 to 15 years, before it became mainstream. Over time, however, I’ve learned that Pilates isn’t about the “no…...

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Types of Yoga Practice

Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated, and refers to the ‘union’ between mind, body and spirit. Yoga practice involves physical postures or poses that involves stretching and creating balance in the body through…...

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Walking is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways to build activity into your life. You’ve may have heard that studies suggest walking 10,000 steps a day for better health. 10,000 steps per day is probably more than you…...

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You can still get a great strength training workout, even if you don’t have any equipment or weights. Whether you are at home with a newborn baby, on the road traveling for work or vacation, or just don’t want to…...

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When doing aerobic exercise, it is important to make sure that your heart rate is high enough and that you are working hard enough. If you aren’t reaching a certain level of intensity, you won’t get the benefits of doing…...

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