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Dem Bones, Dem Bones

by Joan Jacobsen June 18th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Senior
Who would have thought that exercising could actually strengthen our bones? You would think the opposite in this case because we were taught that the bones will deteriorate the older we become. Surely as we age our bones become less dense and more fragile. This occurrence for some may

Love Your Knees

by Denise Druce June 11th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
Many people are turning to yoga as a way to heal and strengthen their body. Yoga helps us tune in, and listen to the subtle messages our bodies are trying to send to us. But often, we allow the ego to take the lead, and the wisdom of our body takes
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Weekly Exercise For Health

by Dean Heller MD June 4th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q:  I am 61 and have been taking care of my sick husband for a few years.  I want to start to exercise, so I can be healthy.  How much exercise do I need to do to get the most benefit health wise?

A:  Great question!  Many people exercise to
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Getting and Keeping Children Active

by Tom Seman MD FAAP May 28th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
As a parent, you have introduced your child to an activity or sport and gotten him active. The child likely will want to participate in some form of group version if that sport. Between the ages of approximately three to five the child is working on improving his coordination
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Accentuating the Positive

by Joan Jacobsen May 21st, 2014| Fitness Expert, Senior
I am a big advocate of smiling, laughing and staying positive. Not only does it work wonders with our overall attitude and health, but it also gives us hope and a reason for waking up each morning. By incorporating this practice into our daily routine, we can parlay it
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Healthy Mother’s Day

by Denise Druce May 14th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
The last thing a mom needs on Mother’s Day is more guilt.  We all know we should be getting exercise, and we know we’re better at everything, including being the MOM, when we make the time for a workout.  But let’s face it.  A mom doesn’t really have the
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Help Losing Weight

by Dean Heller MD May 7th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q:  I exercise 5 times a week, and spend over an hour each day at the gym.  I have good muscle tone, and I spend at least half my time doing cardio, but I still have trouble losing weight.  While I feel pretty good, my doctor says I am
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Is Overtraining Slowing You Down?

by Louise April 30th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Running
If there's one guideline to live by in the world of fitness and health, it is that moderation is key. The notion is easy enough to understand when it comes to nutrition. There is definitely such thing as too much of a good thing with regard to diet; eating
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When a Child Should Start a Fitness Routine

by Tom Seman MD FAAP April 23rd, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
I am frequently asked about child health and fitness by parents during a child's physical exam. The most common question is when the child should get into a fitness routine. The answer is, earlier than you think. As soon as the child is moving around, the parents should be
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Getting Back on Track

by Joan Jacobsen April 16th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Senior
When I was recently asked to return to my former role as "Senior Fitness Expert" at My Fitness Tunes, I was reluctant to sign on again. Since I have ceased writing for Peku those eighteen months ago, I've gained quite a bit of the sixty pounds that I had
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It Just Is

by Denise Druce April 9th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
For Just This Moment, Accept What Is.  Exactly.  As.  It.  Is.  This is the practice of Vipassana.  Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Buddha more than 2500 years
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Exercising With Arthritis

by Dean Heller MD April 2nd, 2014| Medical
Q:  I am a 67 year old previously very active woman who has developed arthritis over the past 6 or 7 years.  I was an athlete when I was younger, and even in my 50's I was very active, and frequently ran in triathlons.  This arthritis has really kicked

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