Category Archives: exercise

Kick Start Your Metabolism

It’s over. The Christmas cookies, the candy and cake, the rich meals, the freely flowing booze, the confetti, the sheer indulgence of the holidays. Now it’s January, our annual diet month when the tighter the jeans, the stronger our motivation. … Continue reading

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When Aging is (Literally) Painful

So I was la-de-da-ing my way through my early 50’s when one day the index finger on my right hand started to redden, hurt and swell. I didn’t need a brilliant diagnostician to tell me: I had osteoarthritis. Eventually the … Continue reading

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Measuring Your Motivation

Can a fitness tracker make for a fitter you? Well, that depends on you, and what you expect from it. I first signed up for the tracker trend a couple years ago, alerted by my mega-fit niece, Michele, who is … Continue reading

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Guns Blazing

Ah, summer! Tanks tops. Swim suits. Sun dresses. Flabby upper arms! If you skip one, two and three because of four, I have some words for you. Tone up those guns or wear them with pride. But do NOT spend … Continue reading

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Waist Not

With menopause, we stop menstruating. Whoopee, no more periods! Instead, we get hot flashes, mood swings, bone loss, lagging libido, sagging skin, loss of sleep and weight gain. What a trade off! At 66, I’ve been there, done that. But … Continue reading

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Pump ( but don’t bulk) Me Up!

Who in their right mind would start weight training at 65?? Uh, that would be me, intrepid, obsessive exerciser that I am.  A little free weight work has always been part of my regimen. And I have dabbled in resistance … Continue reading

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Blast (it) Off

We might as well declare January National Weight Loss Month! After the transgressions, excesses and guilt of the holiday season (cheesy hors d’oeuvres, potatoes and stuffing, sugar in every form and alcohol at every turn), January is when we once … Continue reading

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