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Many people looking to get into shape and lose weight choose walking as a way to do so.   It makes sense:  It is low-impact, pleasurable, and manageable for most fitness levels, making it far from intimidating.  Further,  it has been…...

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Weighing yourself every day, let alone three or more times a day, in short, is obsessive.  Most nutritionists and dietitians will swear that it is mentally unhealthy and because of a lot of factors, a poor way of tracking your…...

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When I started teaching aerobics classes in college, I mostly taught the then-popular typical classes of Step, Double Step, Hi/Lo Impact, Body Sculpting and Abdominal classes.  But after college, when I taught for Bally’s Total Fitness, I started teaching a…...

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Give me a success story and I’ll break out into a huge smile, get tingly and may even shed a tear.  Seriously, I’m hooked. My friend Eric has Crohn’s Disease…a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that often results in a lack of…...

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I admit it.  I’m lazy in the kitchen.  The idea of cooking something new every night for only one or two people seems like too much effort.  Sure, if I’m cooking for a big dinner party I’ll be motivated to…...

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Last night, I was out with my friend Lindsay for drinks, and she was beaming.  She recently lost 7 pounds and she is convinced that those pounds are gone for good.  I could tell that her arms were a little…...

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We have a close family friend who has struggled with her weight for a good portion of her life.  Brenda has “tried” a lot of things to slim down, but for some reason, never really has been successful.  This last…...

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Although my weight fluctuates three to five pounds within one day, it also fluctuates seasonally.  In the winter I tend to carry about five pounds or so more on average than I do in the summer. Although this can be…...

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Every time a new ‘diet’ comes out, I’m always amazed at how the media touts the newest of the new as being easier than the last fad diet.  When I hear about some of these ‘diets’ on the Morning Shows…...

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One of the current diet trends is the notion that we should be snacking constantly, or eating 5-6 “mini-meals”, instead of the three square meals that our grandparents sat down to daily. Is this a fad diet which will join…...

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