Fitness & Weight Loss

Weight loss is on almost everyone’s health to-do list. There are a lot of things you can do to lose weight, and no, they are not limited to eating nothing but veggies and running.

Whether you really need to lose weight for health reasons, or just wanna look and feel better these articles serve as a how-to guide for anyone who wants to shed some pounds.

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Food Journaling Controls Your Diet

Has your credit card bill ever given you a nasty surprise? You’re sure that you know where you’ve been spending your money, and you know how much you’ve been spending—but the final number comes as a shock? Turns out starting | Read More…

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Discard Expired Medication for Safety

Spring is finally here!  What a relief! It’s time for new beginnings…and also an important new ending. If you’ve been on medication of any sort—pill, liquid, injector, patch, inhaler—it’s time to get rid of those that you no longer need | Read More…

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Exercise Creates Balance, Stops Falls

Most people take balance for granted. Like air, it’s one of those things you just don’t think about until it’s gone. And then suddenly, even the simplest of tasks become difficult or downright impossible. An estimated 30 million people visit | Read More…

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Sitting still is more dangerous than being fat

I have great news for every one of my dear sedentary, overweight, guilt-ridden, non-exercising readers. Forget “exercising,” as in treadmill treading, weight lifting, jogging, water aerobics and all that. And forget 30 minutes a day, the usual prescribed minimum. I | Read More…

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Burn Belly Fat with Diet and Exercise

I woke up earlier than usual a few mornings ago and turned on the TV while I made myself some tea. I caught myself laughing at an infomercial that came on selling a “belly fat-melting” contraption that you tie around | Read More…

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Build Muscle to Fight Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis

There are many benefits to growing older. You’re wiser and more comfortable in your own skin. And you can soak in the many joys of grandchildren and retirement. Don’t get me wrong. I know it’s not always sunshine and roses. | Read More…

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Qi Gong: Exercise for Strength & Meditation

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, so I thought I’d share something Chinese…and very useful. It’s one of the most powerful pro-health practices I know. It can help prevent and heal almost any unwanted health condition. It requires no doctor visit, | Read More…

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Prevent age-related muscle wasting

They say it’s hell getting old. And while I’m not sure who “they” are, even though there are a lot of wonderful aspects of life in our later years, I can tell you that getting older is not without its | Read More…

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The Hope Lifestyle Program for Weight Loss

Are you happy with your weight? If you’re like the majority of my patients, you probably answered “No!” I’m guessing you’ve tried diets, more than once. By now you know diets don’t work. Sure, you might have lost a few | Read More…

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Chair Exercises: Everyone Can Exercise

I met a patient I’ll call Scott when I was giving a speech about healthy living at a local health food store. The talk focused on things we should all do every day to stay healthy, things like eating real, | Read More…