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Playing with Exercise Variables

There’s an adage among fitness professionals: “You can train long or you can train hard; not both.” Trying to consistently maximize the three exercise variables (frequency, duration and intensity) is a long-term recipe for burnout and injury risk. But before … Continue reading

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Treat Your Eating Habits Like an Important Relationship

Please get this – You won’t eat more healthfully (or exercise, for that matter) because you think you should. The only way you will adopt an approach to eating that will make you healthier and happier is to decide it’s … Continue reading

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Stepping up Your Running Game

Do you run on a regular basis? Are you looking for a way to beef up your intensity that isn’t simply running faster or longer? Try this: Warm up for a few minutes with some full-body sweeping style movements like … Continue reading

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Why Your Trainer’s on a Diet

If you work with a trainer or attend the classes of a fitness instructor, he or she is doing one of three things: 1. Not putting any thought into her eating principles and practices (unlikely and by definition not the … Continue reading

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Two Simple Steps to Make Intentions a Reality

I’ve made the point here before about two of the most under-utilized but important tactics to get leaner: Getting more sleep and drinking more water. Boring, I know. It seems like people would rather hear about something cool and new … Continue reading

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Heart disease? Diabetes? Arthritis? Exercise!

Although reported regular exercise participation levels does not indicate it (20% self-reported in U.S.; actual participation is likely even lower), most everyone knows that the best way to reduce onset, risk and severity of many major diseases is to make … Continue reading

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More to Get Less (Fat)

Want to get lean and stay that way? Try applying some of these simple “More than / Less than” ratios to correct common exercise and eating mistakes that thwart your efforts to flatten that belly and trim your thighs: More … Continue reading

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Have a Drink (or several)!

I know the title of this post is both intriguing and misleading. But, in my defense, it’s in the interest of your optimal health and gives you some great ideas on how to stay hydrated throughout the day if you … Continue reading

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Can’t Outrun the Train (so ride it with style)

At 52 (53 in a few months), and as someone who has chosen teaching fitness as a not terribly lucrative but incredibly rewarding career, I have a few quality-of-life related observations: Having your woman caress your bald head is way … Continue reading

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7 Simple Steps to Holding the Line on the Holidays

Want to make sure you don’t put on any more fat during the holidays you’ll be struggling to unload before next spring and summer? Follow this guide and you will. First a few ground rules to remember: 1. You need … Continue reading

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