Sex and the Drug Trade

Last night 60 Minutes reported on the gender differences in drug testing. This will probably not surprise you: Most of pharmaceutical drug testing is done on males.  Not only human males but animals in testing are almost always males.  The recommendations and findings then are gender-oriented but not gender specific.  In other words, science defaults

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WHY TELL YOUR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR ABOUT YOUR MEDS

I recently spent some time teaching private Pilates sessions at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The population skews older with the average being in their 60s.  Part of my protocol is to gather information about health conditions and medications. Whether your are an instructor or client – do not skip this part. As I discovered, most of

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Pilates Benefits: A Return to Life

What is Pilates and how will it benefit you?  I get that question a lot.  In short, it meets you where you are right now and takes you further than you can imagine. Need more strength?  Balance? Muscle? Coordination?  You’ll get it. Pilates is a way to more fully realize your potential. Recently, WebMD showcased

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Meditation Reduces Inflammation New Study Shows

A new study reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.  The study looked the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators. Researchers compared them to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After

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HOW TO FIND A WELL-QUALIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Pilates certifications can be snagged in a weekend or take several years and hundreds of hours to earn. I invested two years studying for my comprehensive certification which also included an apprentice program. I delved deeply into anatomy, biomechanics and how to work with injuries and limitations. It’s a fascinating and endless journey. More than

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JILLIAN MICHAELS ONLINE DIET BET

We date online why not diet online?  More than one of my clients have credited various apps for helping them drop a few pounds, improve their food choices and get fitter faster.  And now Greatest Loser guru Jillian Michaels throws down another challenge by partnering with Dietbetter. This online dieting site just might work for

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