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While we hear about the importance of core strengthening, I like to think about it as core conditioning. By conditioning I mean correcting muscle imbalances; strengthening the weak areas, creating flexibility and increased range of motion in tight... [read more]
There are two objections to this concept. First, it goes against everything we've ever been told about weight loss. Every bit of dietary advice suggests we cut the fat out of everything we eat and drink. It's difficult to imagine that we can eat... [read more]
As I said in my last blog, simple rules don't always translate to simple implementation. The straightforward principles of our Weight Loss Eating Plan are not difficult to explain.Presented with the plan, some people can cut grains and sugar out of... [read more]
The sun beat down on us as we clamored across the boulder field of Shasta-Trinity granite. It was hot, and the shade at McDonald Lake where we'd eaten lunch seemed a distant memory. Our backpacks were laden down with sleeping bags and food; no... [read more]
Every week in health news, there is at least one story that strives to unravel the mysteries of weight loss. This week dark chocolate claims effectiveness in normalizing weight,  what will it be next week?  News outlets love this kind of story... [read more]
In my opinion, the best workout is one that provides functional strength. One that trains your body to pull, push, balance, hop, step, twist, bend, reach -- all the things that we do in our daily activities and sports.While these types of movements... [read more]
If you read my earlier posts, you know that one of my pet peeves is outdoor air pollution wafting out of nearby dryer exhaust hoses. Those fragrances however aren't just annoying, they are actually toxic or intentionally obscuring the odor of more... [read more]
Everyone seems to be talking about the Harvard School of Public Health Study which claims that eating red meat causes death and disease. You may have already seen my blog post in which I commented on the aspect of the controversy closest to my... [read more]
My daughter asked me to write a column for The Women’s Club Newsletter, and I thought I’d share it with you.Just to remind you that big shifts in your level of activity or exercise can come at any age!We’ve all read that it’s never too late to... [read more]
We made it through the holidays. The fruit cake is stale and trash-worthy, and the last remaining Valentine’s chocolates are quickly dwindling. For those of you who have fought through this tempting time and remained vigilant in your workouts, I... [read more]