Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise Should Not Hurt

In the last few weeks I have seen, what I fondly call the “Resolutioners” at the gym. These are new gym-goers, push themselves to sweat on the treadmill, then the bike, then onto ...

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Protein and Weight Loss

In her most recent NY Times post, A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle, Gretchen Reynolds explains that when someone diets, and drops one pound, that pound is mostly fat.  Some of that pound though - about 1/3rd - can be muscle. Yikes! We don't want to lose muscle! Muscle is more…
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Marathon Season, Runners, GI Issues and Nutrition

Gastrointestinal issues (GI) in athletes can range from a little nausea, to lots of nausea and vomiting, a few cramps to 'get me to a portapotty STAT'/aka diarrhea, and even worse - fecal blood loss (scary - I know this one first hand). Most of these issues involve hormones, electrolytes, blood flow, nutrition, hydration, gut motility, and even…
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Defining Fitness

Can you tell if your exercise program is working for you? Do you spend endless hours running, biking, walking? Sweating on a treadmill, elliptical, or stairclimber? Do you feel fit? What should you do to prevent disease and stay healthy? Should you take up Zoomba? Running? Pilates? Yoga? Should you join a Cross Fit gym? Will doing all…
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