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For Those of Us of a Certain Age

March 31, 2016 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Hopefully this little musing will appeal to a wide population of various ages; but, if you have received an invitation to get your AARP card, then I am pretty sure you can relate. I am 67, neither proud of it nor embarrassed by it. That’s just the chronological age I happen to be. Having reached…

The “New Normal” Family Lifestyle

February 29, 2016 By: Christine Carter

It’s Saturday morning at 8am. After a long week of dressing toddlers for daycare and morning commuting around 695, I deserve to sleep in. But I don’t. I wake my husband and get our 4-year-old and 1-year-old dressed for the gym. And it’s our family time. My daughter thinks she’s Maya Phelps in the swim…

Confessions of a Foodie: Weight Creep

February 5, 2016 By: Vanessa Craddock

Have you ever heard of weight creep? That unfortunate thing that happens when the weight you’ve lost slowly but surely comes back. In fact, weight creep is when it comes back so slowly you don’t see it until—wham! It’s back! And with a few more pounds for company! It’s frustrating when you’ve lost weight only…

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Resolving Hip Pain

January 19, 2016 By: Barbara Downes

Hip pain seems to be a women’s problem. In any given day I may have 20 women present with one hip or the other in various degrees of life-limiting pain that is chronic and debilitating. In 30 years I don’t think I’ve seen three men with the same. It is not exactly fair, but it…

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It’s All About Consistency

December 21, 2015 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Some say that consistency is the hallmark of achievement. Are you consistent in your approach to exercising? What about dieting? What about doing the things you love to do. For me, playing golf is what I really love to do. What is it for you? Whatever you find that helps you be more consistent, keep…

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Confessions of a Foodie: Maintaining Weight During the Holidays

November 16, 2015 By: Vanessa Craddock

“It’s normal to gain weight during the holidays… this is the time to enjoy yourself… get back to weight control after the festivities… don’t be boring, please eat… let yourself go and eat, get back on track tomorrow, now eat… just eat, eat, eat!…” Should you?  Isn’t this the time to reward yourself for being…

Confessions of a Foodie: Diet vs. Exercise – Which Is Best for Losing Weight?

August 3, 2015 By: Vanessa Craddock

Fat people care about their weight. They may care more than their thin counterparts. So why can’t they shed those unwanted pounds? Four people shared their weight-loss efforts with me and what worked best for them. “My family used to make fun of me when I weighed 340 pounds,” a lady from one of my…