Survey Says… Results of “How Often You Weigh Yourself” Poll

Several weeks ago I wrote an opinion piece on how often to weigh yourself. Since then, I polled 30 clients and friends, asking them “How often do you weigh yourself? Is the scale motivating or depressing? Do you consider yourself overweight, just right, or just out of shape?” Of the 26 respondents, here are the …

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Yoga for Equestrians

Another summer is here, and I begin my teaching at Pompositticut Equestrian Camp in Hudson, MA. It is amazing how yoga can benefit the rider in so many ways. Yoga strengthens the muscles used in riding such as the shoulders, back, abdominals and legs. It lengthens the tight, tired muscles riders overuse. It creates superb …

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To Stretch Or Not To Stretch- That Is The Question

Our long held belief in the fitness industry was that stretching pre-exercise reduces risk of injury and improves exercise performance. BUT, several recently published studies, one of which was published in The Journal of Strength And Conditioning Research, is refuting this common practice. This study demonstrated that stretching prior to intense sport activities such as …

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Calcium/Dairy Products Aid Weight Loss

Many dieters give up dairy products like milk and cheese thinking the fat content is inappropriate for a sound weight loss regimen. In addition, adult women and men, in general, neglect drinking milk, thinking “it’s just for kids”. However, several recently published research studies have shown a link between consumption of dairy products and successful …

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Low Carb Low Down

With so much contradictory nutrition information thrown at us on a daily basis, how do we know what works and what doesn’t work? What is healthy or unhealthy? The recent low carb craze, like many other diet crazes of the last few decades, has gotten way out of hand. Carbs are not our enemies! Our …

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Review of Dr. Phil’s “The Ultimate Weight Solution”

I have been reading Dr. Phil Mcgraw’s book “The Ultimate Weight Solution” and I am impressed with his ability to target the REAL reasons we overeat and utlimately lose control over our weight. I have been counseling women and men on health and fitness for over 15 years, and, like Dr. McGraw, have realized that …

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