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Looking for a Shred-start

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Blog, Health | 0 comments

Looking for a Shred-start

At the end of September, I decided to figure out a way to kickstart my workout routine. Little did I know that my inspiration would be found at the Watertown Public Library. I knew Jillian Michaels from season seven of “The Biggest Loser.” My first image of her is perched on the arm of an elliptical, screaming at this sobbing woman like a howler monkey. As I kept watching, though, I realized that there was more to her methods then sheer intimidation. She also took interest in the personal/emotional issues of each her team members, helping them overcome these issues to change their lives....

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Just Keep Swimming

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog, Health | 6 comments

Just Keep Swimming

When I’m working with an active person who has knee problems or is recovering from an injury, I suggest swimming as a way to change up their routine. Swimming is low impact on the joints and a great way to get the heart rate up. Yet the response I get most times is, “well, I really don’t like swimming. That’s why I run, bike, (fill in the blank)” A part of me understands this as I’ve never been a strong lap swimmer. Even after lessons to refine my technique, I am still left gasping at each end of the pool and can never slip into that meditative space people talk about so often. My...

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You Can Dance If You Want To

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Blog, Health, Yoga | 0 comments

You Can Dance If You Want To

A few months ago, I realized that it was time to start digging out. I was outpacing my wardrobe and noticed that my usual mobility was being interrupted by tight hips and knee pain. In one of my first blog entries, I recalled my first day back in the yoga saddle and the unbelievable creakiness that came with it. Zumba, my other form of dance, was suffering as well. I’d catch my reflection in the studio mirror and find that I was barely moving since I didn’t want to set my knees off. For someone who has always danced, this is not something taken lightly. I can’t begin to count the number...

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One Less Gesundheit

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Blog, Health | 0 comments

One Less Gesundheit

Yesterday I learned something new…in Zumba class. As a seasoned allergy sufferer, I’m used to being sidelined once the spring and fall come around. All I want to do during those seasons is find a dark, cool place with a fully loaded refrigerator, a box of tissues and enough On Demand to help make up for the fact that if I stepped outside, I would become the Elephant Woman. I got skin tested in my early teens and discovered that I not only had seasonal allergies, I was also allergic to dust, mold, mites, and pet dander. Over the years, I got to add raw apples, shrimp, and brazil nuts to...

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