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Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 7:17 AM

Goodbye to those laid-back, endless summer days of over-indulgence, and no rhyme or reason for a schedule.The kids are heading back to school, and it’s time to hit those routines again. I know I’m not alone when I say diet and fitness get altered, shortened and thrown out the window more often than not on those warm weather summer days of fun, especially for those easy-to-skip-over body parts.Our move today is “wall leg swings.”...

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 7:11 AM

Ever since the jogging phenomenon in the 1970s there has been high participation in all kinds of running events. Men and women of all ages typically run within their own ability range, and race within their own age category. Friendly fun...

Updated Aug 23, 2015 at 4:06 PM

I relish the day when my friend calls and says “we need to go for a walk.”  Her call is “code” for “let’s go hiking, so we can get spiritually above all this stuff that’s going on right now.”  Even though we climb low hills and rarely log more than...

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 7:28 AM

Squats, squats, squats.We’ve all done a few in our day and gotten a full spectrum of results. Depending on your foot position, the target zones can change. We are working our legs and those areas in particular are the quads...

Updated Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

The last couple of weeks we have been discussing ways to detach from people we love who are causing us pain and living lives of dysfunction. We have explored the limits of helping and how in some cases helping can be detrimental both to us and those...

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Q: My mom’s doctor recommended radiation therapy for her cancer. Is this safe?A: Over a century ago, soon after X-rays were discovered in 1895, radiation therapy was first used to treat cancer. Since that time there...

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 10:18 AM

The Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Report of Facts and Figures, projects the disease to be significantly more prevalent in the next ten years, but such predictions are tied directly to demographics. The overall population is aging, and with the sheer...

Updated Aug 10, 2015 at 8:57 AM

When people discover I am a mental health counselor they often tell me about family members struggling with mental illness or addiction. They tell stories of trying desperately to help, of money spent, of nights searching bars and calling hospitals...

Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Soft, doughy and exceedingly huggable, “dad bods” are not just an invented trend. A new Northwestern Medicine study supports the claim that men put on weight after fatherhood.The typical 6-foot-tall man who lives with...

Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Depending on the equipment on hand, the possibilities for abdominal moves are endless. And then there are those times nothing is needed but you and your core. And truthfully, simple is usually the way to go.We have different areas...

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it.If I hadn’t seen the New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV, I wouldn’t have believed it.If I hadn’t seen my favorite team in all sports —...

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