Women in The Corporate World- Have you sacrificed your health for your work?

It is not a cliche to say that women may have a harder time than men trying to balance all aspects of their lives- work, play, friends and family- something has to give when we are trying to fit all of these things into our day. Women traditionally play a greater role in the running …

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Latest Research Updates

Here are the latest updates from research on health and wellness that may impact you: A study published in The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology reported that adolescent girls who tried extreme dieting, had parents who were obese or who were depressed, were more likley to be obese as adults. 496 girls were followed …

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There is NO finish line

Goal setting. It is one of the first things we learn in “personal training school”. We’ve been told, “Make sure all your clients have short term and long term goals”. We’ve been taught that, without them, a client cannot be successful. While I agree to some extent- I am beginning to rethink this over focus …

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“Stop Killing Yourself With Your Knife And Fork”- Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s health obsession

Despite what our common sense tells us, despite the fact that we are in denial about our eating and exercising habits, let’s face it, we are all still hoping that there is some “secret” to successful weight loss that has not been revealed to us yet. Yes, maybe in 100 years, we will finally figure …

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Latte Let Down- Do you know what’s in your coffee drink?

Coffee, coffee drinks and all their delicious varieties are immensely popular here in the US. While the jury is still out about the negative or positive effects of coffee itself, there is a growing trend towards sugary, dessert like coffee drinks that is definitely harmful! I recently met with a client who treats herself to …

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Fitness Research Summaries-Latest Updates

Here are the summaries of recently published studies from the fitness and medical industry: -Secondhand smoke increases risk of insulin resistance in children. Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes- and smoking has long had this effect on adult smokers, but this study is the first to link this effect with secondhand smoke. -Adding dairy …

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Exercising in the Heat and Humidity- Dangerous and Stupid!

The country has experienced extreme summer weather over the last few weeks. From Arizona to Pennsylvania, where hundreds of boyscouts fell ill just sitting in the heat, to the Northeast, where humidity levels were oppressive, the heat and humidity has mimicked temperatures in the 100-110 range. And yet, last week, on the hottest and most …

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Teachers Beware! Are You At Risk For Poor Posture and Pain?

I was recently meeting with a chiropractor that I work with, and we were relating to each other case studies of interesting clients/patients. I began talking about one of my favorite clients, a retired school teacher with chronic pain from a rounded upper back and forward head, caused by years of leaning over student’s desks …

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One More Reason to Exercise- Reducing Dangerous Visceral Fat

We all know that exercise makes us look good and feel good and reduces our risk of many dangerous diseases and illnesses, but let’s face it, most people exercise because they want to “look good” and lose weight. A recent study at John Hopkins University School of Medicine showed a dramatically positive result from exercise …

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