Category Archives: Health & Fitness

All Hot and Bothered… Is the Gym Working Out for You?

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ALAN, OUR BUCKY BODY SCULPT class instructor at the gym makes me do bad things. After my 5,000th lunge at the cardio sculpt class I’m dripping sweat and trying desperately to refrain from panting and grunting too loudly. Luckily I’m not the only sweat soaked Boomer Chick trying to keep her mojo in this 7:00am stupid o’clock…

How Was My First Time? Oh Behave…

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 Belly Dance Solo YouTube Video Friday Funnies: OUR BELLY DANCE TROUPE IS UP FIRST and before I can say “shimmy this”, the next troupe is already on stage and halfway through an aerobic Macedonian jig.  We’re doing a benefit for the Martin Luther King Diversity Day show at a church and I’m enjoying the show…

12 Ways Women Are Different from Men

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Guest Post: (NO, NOT THAT!) MEN AND WOMEN ARE equal under the law (at least that is the ideal). But when it comes to health, there are some big differences between the sexes. Here are 12 facts all women should know about how women’s health differs from men’s health: Heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of…

How I Challenged My Fear and Won

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FRIDAY FUNNIES: MY FEAR IS LIKE A STONE WALL waiting to be scaled with bare hands and as my first day out sailing as a brand new Captain on San Francisco Bay draws nigh, I have visions of clambering up icy Mt Everest. Arriving at the pier on the big day I am thankful Blue…

5 Ways To Keep Your Fitness Mojo

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FRIDAY FUNNIES: THESE DAYS I AM HELL-BENT ON improving my fitness level, it’s as if a switch has flipped inside me setting off a deafening Alaaaaarm…ALAA-AAARM!!!! What precipitated this, you ask? Fear. I’ve discovered that most of my favorite jeans no longer fit and that no matter how I much I tuck my junk and…

Guest Post: Swedish Chickens Tell Us Your DNA Is Not Your Doom

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FOR A LONG TIME, the conventional wisdom was that our DNA is fixed; whatever genetic characteristics we were born with are the traits that will characterize us throughout our lives. While DNA changes do occur, we have thought that they occur only very slowly—over millions of years, like the evolutionary changes that enabled small-brained primitive…

Guest Post – Canola Oil: Why Not Just Drink Gasoline?

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FAT, FAT, FAT, FAT. So much controversy swirls around various forms of fat. First we’re told coconut oil is deadly—then it’s a healthy miracle food. Then we’re told butter is poison—but now, it, too, has assumed the virtuous glow of health. Margarine is the healthy butter substitute—but now we hear it clogs your arteries. Olive…

Guest Post: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Losing Weight

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  WE HAVE BEEN TOLD for decades that losing weight was simple: eat fewer calories and exercise more so that you burn more calories than you consume. Right. If losing weight was simple, don’t you think that we would all be slender? But those of us who have struggled with weight loss, those of us who…