Category Archives: Do it for Love

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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5 WAYS TO PUMP UP HDL

When it comes to keeping your cholesterol in check, the good can definitely outweigh the bad.  LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is often referred to as “bad” cholesterol because it sticks to the walls of your arteries. The increased build up puts you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.  HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is called “good”

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HOW TO SAVE A LIFE

You’re at a restaurant. Your dinner companion chokes and quickly falls to the floor unconscious. What should you do? With CPR certification, you’d know how to help save that life. TIMING IS EVERYTHING As a fitness professional, I am required to get CPR re-certified every two years.  Each time I take the class, I feel

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EXERCISE TO PREVENT ADDICTION RELAPSE

Despite the many psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic interventions, relapse rates for substance abuse and dependence remains high.  A 2011 European review article reported in The Scientific World Journal took a close look at affects of exercise on relapse prevention.  The outcomes show promise. EXERCISE AS THERAPY The authors scoured the databases of Pub Med, Medline, and

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THE BUDDY SYSTEM

When it comes to achieving health and fitness goals, the buddy system has a proven success record.  It keeps you accountable, provides companionship on the journey, and gives rise to a little competitive spirit. Just yesterday a client of mine was talking about how she starting a walking program.  Her daughter, 14 years old, wanted

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Joints in Motion – Marathon Training Walk or Run!

JOINTS IN MOTION If you think participating in a marathon is beyond your fitness level, think again.  Many first-timers, including people with arthritis, do it every year. They gain the needed skills, confidence and camaraderie through the Arthritis Foundation’s Joints in Motion program (JIM). Each year athletes and non athletes train to walk, run, or

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