Category Archives: healthy choices

Enthusiasm – Don’t Curb It

What are you enthused about? Surely there is one thing today that gets you excited. Enthusiasm gets a bad rap sometimes. Or is that just because I live in NY, where we’ve all seen and done it all, so why … Continue reading

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Choosing Miles Instead of Macchiatos

Today was one of those ridiculous days that people who have a regular, steady office job can rarely believe or understand. But it was the kind of day that entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people who are stitching together a living from … Continue reading

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Burn More Calories, Turn Off The TV!

A small research trial reported in today’s New York Times, and recently published in Archives of Internal Medicine, finds that simply turning off your TV can help you burn more calories. Overweight adults who cut television viewing in half for … Continue reading

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True Confessions

OK, it’s time to come clean – I haven’t been exercising. This is bad – I’m a personal trainer. I’m not supposed to admit I haven’t been exercising. As many of you know, I was on vacation out in MI. … Continue reading

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The Power of Choice

In the Happy Days blog of the New York Times earlier this week, Leonard Mlodinow wrote about the limits of control. We all know of too many examples of the negative effects of control: “control freaks” who strive to control … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day today, choose to do something that’s good for you and the planet. Walk or ride a bike to the store or to work instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to lunch … Continue reading

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Multivitamins and Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

A huge study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has found that multivitamin use has no impact on risk for common cancers, heart disease, or overall mortality. The study looked at over 160,000 postmenopausal women, and followed … Continue reading

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