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Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:56

America's, and now maybe the world's, obsession with weight is reaching critical mass, so to speak. As many diseases associated - notice: not caused! - with excess weight drain the coffers and the lives of many, states and individuals, the obvious target for intervention is somewhere between the...

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:57

What if liposuction proves to be foolhardy AND dangerous? What if the study below applies to mankind, too? What if the fat you suck out of one part of your body to look (and feel) better sets up a natural response that lays more fat down to protect some of the muscles nearby? And what if the fat...

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:54

Two articles bring to the forefront, again, what research is homing in on: that inflammation wreaks havoc beyond swelling, redness, and pain.

The first, on how inflammation contributes to diabetes - and, by the way, how diabetes feeds into inflammation - comes from Health News Canal: ...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:45

Exercise for older adults is now being recommended not to help folks live longer but to live better, more fulfilling, more vibrant, and safer - that is, lesser risk of falls- than any medicines your doctor can offer.

My friend, Megan Senger, a freelance writer on fitness...

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:52

Here's some intriguing new research  that shows a kid's hormones at birth may lead to higher risk of obesity when they get older. 

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:51

It would be foolish of me to expound on something so scientifically-complex as molecular biology, so I won't. But a research finding by a team at my alma mater, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), is worth noting because it speaks to the complexity of the biological sciences as it pertains to...

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:14

How to pick a trainer among many in the gym is one thing. How to find one when you move to a new city is another. A client of mine recently informed me that she's moving to Florida and asked how she should find a trainer like the one she uses at STEPS. Below is my advice:

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Tue, 12/30/2014 - 14:16

Enjoying the holidays without losing sight of your own well-being is the daunting task so many of us face, yet so few of us fail to achieve. Even with the so-called joys of the season, the gifting, the parties, the cards and letters, etc, we Americans seem to have an amazingly hard time...

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:08

In a fascinating but abbreviated article on a potential cause of worldwide obesity, the "...

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 21:27

 

This is a continuation of a blog posted Nov. 19, 2014 called The Pleasures and Pains of Knee Replacement Surgery and Rehab

It started with my personal...

I want to thank you for all your advice and encouragement for my upcoming knee surgery. I have done the "Irvies" exercises faithfully, and I definitely feel stronger. Maybe that's why my jeans keep getting baggier, especially in the seat. You could say the exercises benefit all 3 knees -- left knee, right knee, and hi-ney. I am looking forward to getting the op over with, get back on my feet and start kicking a$$ again!  

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