Author Archives: joannmil

FEAR AND KINDNESS

Last week, I came home from a lovely bike ride along Lake Michigan to find several news trucks lined up at the end of my block.  A woman had been grabbed and “assaulted” at 6 a.m. Tuesday August 8 on Howard, a very busy Rogers Park street which separates Evanston from Chicago. My first reaction

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DATING A SMOKER WHO “WANTS TO QUIT”

“Quitting is easy,” said Mark Twain, “I do it all the time.” If you smoke or have a loved one that does, how many times have they quit?  Bunches right?  Well I have a predicament now – how to help my new man stop smoking.  Yes,  Me health writer, fitness instructor and all things wellness

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TATTOO BIOSENSOR HELPS ATHLETES AVOID BONK

Scientists are working on a new biosensor, applied to the human skin like a temporary tattoo, that can alert marathoners, competitive bikers and other “extreme” athletes that they’re about to “bonk,” or “hit the wall.” The study, in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, describes the first human tests of this sensor, which also could help soldiers

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PILATES FUZZY BOOTS HANG

Pilates fuzzy boots and aerial yoga inspired me to hang a pink parachute hammock from the ceiling in my living room. I just mounted sturdy hooks right into the studs. It easily support my body allowing me to swing, stretch, and hang upside down. The anti-gravity feels great, especially after a long stressful day.  I

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EXERCISE REDUCES ADDICTION RELAPSE

Addiction, be it to nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, obsessive sex or compulsive gambling is ultimately about self-soothing. The substance or behavior is done to calm nerves or take the edge off by numbing.  And to do that, you have to ignore and abuse the body. To return to the body is therefore a crucial part of

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