Category Archives for Lifestyle

What’s The Point of Working Out?

There’s a difference between how long you live (lifespan) and how well you live (healthspan). The International Health, Racquet, and Sports Club Association’s (IHRSA) survey of its members revealed

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Piglet, Pooh, and Pain

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?” asked Piglet. “Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought. When you hurt, your inner Piglet shows up. When you turn

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When Procrastination Becomes Your Friend…

procrastinare, from pro- forward + crastinus of tomorrow, from cras tomorrow ….when you want to buy a new car or house or big screen television and you know you really don’t have the money

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Move It or Lose It

I met my friend and guitar teacher, Jim Collard, for dinner at Maudie’s – a favorite Tex-Mex food haven of mine. We found our way to a table and as we were about to sit down, I saw to my left,

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When Big Things Are Little Things And Little Things Are Big things

In the movie Chocolat, a single mother and her six year old daughter move to a small town in rural France and open a chocolate shop. The townspeople initially shun her and the shop. She’s open on Sundays,

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Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

If I could go back in time, like Ebenezer Scrooge does in “A Christmas Carol”, this is what I would tell my younger self about “exercising”. 1. You have but one body. Take care

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9 Signs You’re Overtraining

Why do people exercise ? At the top of the list are things like: to eat whatever you want (so, calorie control which we now know is a partial truth) to shape your body to match up against a body image

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Spencer’s Gone and Part of Me Went With Him

I had to say goody-bye to Spencer today (9/20/13) – my best buddy, the smartest Dalmatian on the planet. He had a large and expanding tumor in his tongue and we lost the battle. But we had a great

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When Losing Weight Feels Like A Losing Battle

Who’s not stressed? Stress is part of life. Maybe it IS life. So, avoiding stress is impossible. Stress has to be managed. It”s an active, acquired skill. Learning to manage stress helps you

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How to Hold On to Your Mind

  You know what “older” means, right? Over the age of 30. If you’re 30 or older, this is for you. Have you ever gone to retrieve something and at just about the moment you arrive

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