Halloween Candy Alternatives for Health

The Great Halloween Problem Solved!

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I love this time of year.  How could you not?  Crisp fall air, changing leaves, and Halloween on the way.  It’s the only time of year that it is acceptable to decorate with skulls and play heavy music!  It’s so much fun. When I began my fitness career, I really struggled with Halloween.  It is […]

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Fly Funtensity Airlines

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Exit row seats and emotional service animals gave me an idea for a new airline. On a recent flight, I had an exit row seat. You likely know what this means: the flight attendant will issue the usual statement that you must be willing and able to perform the duties required of an exit row […]

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It Turns Out, Exercise Does Not Make You Smarter

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Exercise enhances brain function.  So it makes you smarter, right?  Well… “Exercise doesn’t make you smarter…it just makes you normal.”  This great quote from John Medina in Brain Rules illustrates the essential role that physical activity plays in maintaining a minimally sharp mind. Your brain is best at solving problems related to surviving in an […]

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Human Animal or Human Vegetable?

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Which are you? Humans are animals – mammals – that’s for sure.  But what happens if we stop moving? Labor-saving, energy-saving, effort-saving, attention-grabbing technology has transformed the way we spend our daily lives in the last century. But we are born to move.  Without a need for activity that is directly related to survival on a […]