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What’s Your Fitness Category?

When I think about fitness I like to divide people into four categories.  This gives me an idea of where people are now and how we would like them to progress.

Frail Independent Fit Elite Fitness

Most of us do not live in frailty but are independent.  Independent people are capable of doing […]

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I need more time, doc!

While I can tell you how to live longer, healthier, and happier, I can’t wave a magic wand and make an extra hour in the day. That course wasn’t offered in medical school!

But I get it. We are all busy. Between work and family and errands (and browsing Facebook and online shopping), there […]

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One of the key steps in building your best life is to build a better attitude. This can seem difficult to achieve when we feel dragged down by the stress of everyday living. There’s work stress, family stress, bills, managing your household, getting the kids to their activities on time – juggling it […]

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Let’s face it, life is stressful!  Unfortunately, chronic stress makes us fat!  Stress is a common theme that often causes women to overlook the importance of making time for life-saving exercise.  We know that the effects of stress can be detrimental to our lives. Here’s how to live smarter.

Our attitudes can go a long […]

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Mind Over Muscle

On March 15, 2016 By

How to identify and overcome common mental habits that keep you from reaching your goals.

Have you ever been to the gym in January? It’s a madhouse. Not a single treadmill goes unused, not a single weight unlifted. The gym floor is covered with enthusiastic, motivated newbies and those looking to rehabilitate their physiques. But […]

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Walking the dog helps your dog stay healthy, but it can be good for your health, too, especially if you pick up the pace a bit. Enjoy the fresh air, the company of an “exercise buddy” and the benefits of daily exercise.

Make your routine more fun

Dogs and people are creatures of habit. Go […]

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Living Smarter

On April 13, 2015 By

Thrive Week 7

Our attitudes can go a long way to shaping how stress affects our lives.  Being committed, feeling in-control, and challenging ourselves to reach goals can help us to remain positive and thrive when under stress.

We can also take steps to minimize some of the stressors in our lives.  What stresses you […]

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Thrive Week 6

Making the first move isn’t just about eventually looking good in a smaller size… There is a group of 33 diseases known as “Sedentary Death Syndrome” that cause over 250,000 deaths each year, but  whose severity is diminished by simply doing 30 minutes of exercise per day.  So, that means, making a […]

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It’s the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it’s mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, advice can range from the helpful to the downright dangerous.
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Having just gotten back from a family vacation, I was once again reminded how easy it is to avoid exercise when traveling or avoid even starting while at home when you are older!  When you are not in your regular routine or having not started a regular exercise routine it’s just too easy to do […]

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