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Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 12:26 am

Start your exercise regimen on the right foot with the right pair of shoes, streches and exercises

Most of us use our feet all day, every day – for work, for play, to get to our car , to get a drink of water, to get ourselves to the bathroom. With all of this walking, it’s not surprisin...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:52 am

How to make an exercise room work in your space

So the economy has you rethinking that gym membership, and now you’d like to start working out at home – but you don’t know where to put all that cumbersome exercise equipment. Or pe...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 03:11 pm

Finding fresh enthusiasm for health and wellness

It happened so subtly that I hardly noticed. From junior high through the beginning of college, I got fat. At just over six feet tall and weighing more than 270 pounds, I was positively obese – ...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 12:53 pm

Creating an open dialogue with overweight girls is an exercise in positivity

You may approach the subject with the best of intentions, but nutritionists recommend you don’t talk to your teen daughter about dieting, and do not put her on a diet. “If you decide your ...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 10:41 am

Hidden and not-so-hidden sugars could be sabotaging your diet – and your overall wellness

If shedding those extra pounds is your top New Year’s resolution, health experts say you should start small – with your sweet tooth.According to the latest figures from the United States D...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 12:34 pm
Strong diaphragms aren’t the cause celebre of the fitness world, but becoming a better breather can enhance your life – and your appearance – as much as a firm backside and killer th...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 05:52 am

All you really need to win the battle of the bulge is to eat simply and get moving

A peek inside the typical kitchen cupboard will give you a short history of American weight-loss fads. Every promise for a skinnier life, from fat-free to high-protein to reduced-carbohydrate foods, i...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 01:47 pm
An entire day meditating in silence may not be how you usually fill a Saturday, but here’s an opportunity to try something different. Eva Muller and Juliet Slack are leading “A Day of Mind...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:55 am

SIU researchers say exercise is the best medicine

Brent Bohlen, a retired state worker and current exercise enthusiast, is an unlikely person to be speaking to doctors at a high-level conference on Alzheimer’s disease held this month at Souther...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 07:43 pm

Four tips to start the new year out right

Avoid the New Year’s resolution trapJanuary, 2010…you’ve been handed a proverbial clean slate -- another chance to shrug off your bad habits and reach for your dreams. It never fail...

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