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Fitness: Don’t let quick-fixes hold you back

Fitness: Don’t let quick-fixes hold you back

| August 22, 2014

An interesting study published this week found that people in poverty are more likely to fail to achieve fitness not because of a lack of money to invest in their health but because too many choose quick fixes, like diet pills that don’t work. Researchers at Concordia university in Montreal, Canada, studied data collected from […]

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Diet: Lessons from the instant noodle study

Diet: Lessons from the instant noodle study

| August 21, 2014

The media has been all over an instant noodle study released this week that linked consumption of the processed staple food in Asia — specifically South Korea — and in college dorms around the world — to an increased risk of heart disease, especially among women. Researchers who conducted the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital […]

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Exercise: Why not try Stand Up Paddleboarding?

Exercise: Why not try Stand Up Paddleboarding?

| August 20, 2014

For months, my beach friends have been urging me to try stand up paddleboarding, the new exercise craze hitting America’s coastline like a storm.  An enthusiastic kayaker, I didn’t have anything against it.  I just couldn’t find the time, until this morning. My friend Bob Humphreys, co-owner with his brother Bruce of Boca Surf & […]

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Study: Good Neighbors Boost Heart Health

Study: Good Neighbors Boost Heart Health

| August 19, 2014

Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a health study that found people who have live in communities with good relationships with their neighbors are up to 70 percent less likely to experience heart attacks than those who don’t. To reach that conclusion the researchers tracked 5,000 study participants over 50 years of age who […]

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Aging: How not to go “Over The Hill”

Aging: How not to go “Over The Hill”

| August 18, 2014

The other day, a middle-aged friend of mine told me she doesn’t want to grow old.  She didn’t mean that she wanted to stop time.  What she meant is she doesn’t want to go “Over The Hill” as part of the aging process. For me, the definition of “Over The Hill” is when people assume […]

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Sunday Meditation: Why We Should All Be Grateful For Another Day

Sunday Meditation: Why We Should All Be Grateful For Another Day

| August 17, 2014

In tough times, being grateful for each new day isn’t always easy, but, I believe, it gets a whole lot easier when you realize we shouldn’t be here to begin with.  That’s our Sunday Meditation. As it stands today, we are the only intelligent life forms in the unknowably vast Universe.  Examining millions of stars […]

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Diet: How Much Salt Is Too Much — Or Too Little?

Diet: How Much Salt Is Too Much — Or Too Little?

| August 15, 2014

The fight over salt intake continues on a battlefield of confusion.  This week, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published peer review articles that reached different conclusions regarding how much salt in our diet is healthy. The first study grimly titled “Global Sodium Consumption and Death from Cardiovascular Causes” stated quite simply, “High sodium intake […]

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Beating the Blues 2 — Checklist

Beating the Blues 2 — Checklist

| August 14, 2014

Yesterday, we discussed the many resources available to people who are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts in general or in light of the death of their hero, Robin Williams.  People who are depressed should discuss their condition with their health care provider.  They may be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist.  People who are considering […]

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Healthy Mind: Beating the Blues

Healthy Mind: Beating the Blues

| August 13, 2014

This week, an awful lot of people have fallen into a funk over Robin Williams’s suicide.  We need to fight back. Admittedly, this is a huge tragedy because Williams was an enormously funny, popular and wealthy actor who appeared to have everything going for him.  His decision to take his own life is leaving some […]

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Include Fitness In Your Balancing Act

Include Fitness In Your Balancing Act

| August 12, 2014

When most people speak of finding balance in their lives, they’re usually talking about finding just the right measure of work and personal life to be happy.  While reaching a point where both are fulfilling parts of your life is important, there’s another factor that needs to be considered: Fitness. Being happy with your professional […]

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