Don’t wait! Start your healthy eating resolution now!

If you’re like me, you wake up most Christmas mornings feeling like a stuffed sausage. The beautiful Christmas outfit I planned to wear is forgotten about, and I put on the loosest, most comfortable shirt I can find and get out the elastic waistband pants. Why? Because I’ve spent the last 6 weeks “enjoying” the …

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Inspiration from the Red Sox- Why Not Us?

Like most Boston Red Sox fans, I rejoiced in disbelief as the Red Sox came back from a three game deficit to the Yankees, to go on so confidently to beat the Cardinals for the World Series Championship. It was a great sports moment, but the more I reflect on it, the more I realize …

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Don’t Fool Yourself- Thin Does NOT Always Mean Healthy

For decades, thinness has been equated with beauty, and, of course, good health. But the results of recent medical research studies have thrown a wrench into this blanket mindset. We all know that being signifcantly overweight increases our chances of contracting diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and high blood pressure, so thin women have often …

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Back Pain- Taking Responsiblity For Your Own Health

A recently published study by Helen Frost, PT, in the BMJ, British Medical Journal, reported that routine physical therapy was no better at relieving mild to moderate back pain than good advice and self care through an instructional booklet provided by the PT. This study followed 286 patients with mild to moderate non-debilitating back pain, …

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The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep? Why is this subject on a fitness website? Because, as a middle aged woman like many of you, I am beginning to experience the onset of perimenopause. Many nights I wake up between 1 and 3 and just can’t get back to sleep. I am fighting insomnia, and paying a heavy price. Fatigue upon …

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Inspirational emails from PBPT

Starting October 1st, 2004, I will be offering a new feature on the website. Once a week, I will send you an inspirational message that can guide your week, inspire you to greatness, or let you know I care. If you are interested in receiving a ONCE a week email- short but sweet- contact me …

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Top 10 Fitness Mistakes

As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, I receive professional journals on a regular basis. ACE recently sent their newsletter which contained an interesting article, “The Top 10 Mistakes People Make in the Gym”. I’d like to share some of these with you- they are all too common! – The all- or- nothing approach. Not having …

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NIH Launches Campaign to Fight Obesity

The US National Institutes of Health recently announced the launch of a massive campaign to fight obesity- an epidemic that affects close to two thirds of the population of the US. YES, close to two thirds of us are now classified as obese, costing us nearly $117 billion a year in direct medical costs and …

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Burning Fat Is Where It’s At-Part 2-physiology

In my previous blog, I discussed the myth surrounding “fat burning” exercise techniques. Previous articles and discussions have debunked the other multitude of myths surrounding the “secret” to burning fat including fat burning pills, foods, exercise belts, drinks etc. Bottom line- they do not work! To truly understand how our body burns fat, we must …

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