Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
While many of us have an easy time showering other people with love, we find that Cupid has yet to hit us with the "body love" arrow. Don’t wait for Cupid! Begin today to start appreciating, accepting and yes, even loving your bod... Read more
My late maternal grandmother was the kind of grandmother who set the bar. She could whip up an outfit for me on her sewing machine in less than a day. Her cookie jar was always stocked with homemade chocolate chip cookies. And of course, her grammar... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
Your body may have gotten used to your routine. Make a change in your fitness or nutrition to create movement. Remember the scale is just 1 measure. Are you tracking your measurements and how are your clothes fitting? 306... Read more
If you're female and 49, it's gonna be tough. My mom had a harder time keeping her weight at her "happy" level once she hit menopause. She had to cut out most bread and really jack up the veggies to keep her weight in line, and she's very active.... Read more
I have a question about weight loss that maybe some of you could help me with. A little back story before the question...I use to be 160lbs and wanted to lose weight then but I never did, I actually ended up gaining weight. I ended... Read more
If you've always eaten a lot of sweets, your body is used to all the sugar. You could be in withdrawal from cutting back. Try eating some fruit, like berries, apples, or bananas, with a little protein like cheese, nuts, or nut butter.... Read more
Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctuate over time, especially shorter periods of time like 5 days, or even 1 day. Don't worry about the scale for a while, keep on your nutrition/workout routine and see what it's like in a week.... Read more
Women especially are bombarded with images of model-thin females (think mags at the grocery check out line). Remember, a small fraction of women actually look that way. We need to ignore these images and make our own bodies/minds/spirits the best th... Read more
What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog... Read more
I'll admit it. I'm an Olympics junkie. I love watching almost any event- luge, snowboarding, aerials- even if I don't understand what's happening. I just enjoy the spirit of the Games and how young men and women are celebrated for their athletic a... Read more
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