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Let’s face it ladies, menopause is inevitable. And guys you have your own version of it too. But as inevitable as some age-related changes are, you don’t have to become fat, flabby and inflexible – that is entirely by choice for the vast majority of people. I said it was a choice. I didn’t say
In these dog days of summer, it’s especially important to drink enough water to stay hydrated. That goes double in Florida where you sweat just standing outside in the shade. Dehydration can happen quickly here. I was washing my car recently one morning and within an hour was drenched in sweat without actually being thirsty.
I live in an area where the averages age is 73. Not that every one is that age but a lot of people are. Some of them are my clients. Some are very fit. Some have a hard time standing , walking, and plop down onto a chair and have difficulty getting out of that
“Above all else, breathe.” That is a quote from Joseph H. Pilates, the man who invented a system of movement now popular around the world. Obviously, many ancient practices encourage breathing for meditation and health regulation. Joe integrated much ancient wisdom in his method. But we are only now as a Western society catching on to
Do you reach for ice cream or chocolate when feeling blue? Well you’re not alone. Turns out even elite athletes may crave the sweet stuff after a loss, according to a new study from Cornell. Victory was certainly sweet for the U.S. Women’s World Cup team 5-2 victory this weekend – but it’s a safe
Are you over the age of 30? Then you’re already on the sarcopenia road – age related muscle loss. If you’re inactive you naturally lose as much as 5% of your muscle mass every decade starting in your 30s. Even if you do workout, there will be some muscle decline. You can however, minimize how
This is a story of silly putty, a small inflatable ball and a flex band. These little ditties are cheap, easy to stash at your work station and handy little fitness objects. Two of the three you can use without anyone knowing in case you want to be stealth about the whole thing. The use
Want to feel better in your body right now? Move it. Talk about instant gratification! In just minutes you’ll feel the rush of increased blood flow circulating around, it’s an internal warmth and buzz. A self-generated positive induced high from which you will reap rewards not only now but tomorrow and beyond. At your desk?
What do people want to know most about their health? Here are some of the top health concerns people search for online from a piece I wrote for Baylor Medical Center.