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June 29, 2011

Question of the Month: I expected to gain weight during menopause but I didn’t think that most of it would be in my midsection. This is not where I usually put on weight. Is there a reason for this?

April 20, 2011

Most gyms have rules posted somewhere in the facility. Can you just review some basic gym etiquette?

January 26, 2011

I really want to lose weight this year and I have a simple question. How many calories do I need to consume to lose weight?

December 29, 2010

Many of my friends are using those infomercial workout programs. Are they as good as all the hype suggests? They are expensive; should I make the investment?

December 1, 2010

I love holiday festivities — family, friends, food … food … food …. Is there any way to stay healthy over the holidays?

October 21, 2010

Healthy Halloween! Doesn’t that statement just make you want to throw eggs at my windows and TP my trees? Those two words are totally contradictory, right? You definitely don’t want to be “that house” in the neighborhood that gives out raisins and apples to all of the little witches and werewolves on Halloween night.

September 22, 2010

Welcome back to school! Your kid is fat! It is a disgusting statement, but with the implementation of September as our first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, what else are we left to conclude? This nation’s childhood obesity epidemic is probably the largest threat to the future of our healthcare system.

August 25, 2010

I’ve been exercising for weeks, but my scale says I am heavier. This is very discouraging. Am I doing something wrong?

July 14, 2010

Do you recommend yoga as an alternative to traditional strength training and cardiovascular exercise?

June 16, 2010

I love fast food, but I am trying to lose weight and improve my health. Is it OK to eat fast foods while on a diet program?

May 19, 2010

Is it really necessary to warm up before a work out?

April 6, 2010

Can exercise improve my mood? There are many studies that show exercise actually can boost your mood. First, aerobic exercise like running, biking or other cardiovascular activities can prompt the release of mood-lifting chemicals. These endorphins create a feeling of well-being, power and control.

March 10, 2010

Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a serious problem all over the world. The problem escalates as overweight children often grow into overweight adults who face serious medical issues. Overweight and obese children are at risk for developing medical problems that affect their present and future health and quality of life, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint issues, shortness of breath, disrupted sleep, liver disease and other issues.

February 12, 2010

Question of the Month:
My wife thinks she’ll get big and bulky if she starts lifting weights with me. How do I convince her otherwise?

February 12, 2010

Question of the Month:
I was in the gym the other day and I overheard a guy talking about his “No Pain, No Gain” weightlifting philosophy. Do I need to adopt this attitude for my own workouts to see results?

October 8, 2009

Now that the weather is starting to get colder and flu season is just around the corner, can you provide a little refresher on working out when you’re sick?

September 30, 2009

Nighttime is generally devoted to slowing down and relaxing. Our busy lives are filled with stress and we require downtime to prepare for the next day. Generally speaking, evenings are the only time when we can get away from all the stresses of life and just relax.