01/11/19 12:00pm

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Medical researchers are now recommending that muscle mass be regarded as a vital sign.

lot of us traditionally make resolutions at the first of the year that have to do with diet and exercise. This year let’s resolve not to make resolutions but rather commit to the life-long pursuit of a healthier life, including many things of which exercise and nutritious food are just a part.

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07/22/18 8:00am
STOCK PHOTO Although it is an oversimplification, insulin is sometimes referred to as the “fat-storage hormone.”

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Although it is an oversimplification, insulin is sometimes referred to as the “fat-storage hormone.”

“Eat Less and Move More” has been the mantra of the diet and fitness industry for the past few decades. So why are so many people still struggling to lose weight despite following this advice? Unlike our fitness trackers, our bodies don’t possess a calorie meter that keeps track of energy in and energy out. A calorie is simply a unit of measure for energy — not completely without merit in the weight loss formula, but limiting.

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05/05/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

When I entered my first triathlon over 20 years ago, it came with a hefty entry fee. Since I’m a pretty frugal person, I knew this would help motivate me to follow through on my commitment to train and compete because I wanted my money’s worth. (more…)

04/01/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

Staying fit is not just about exercise — it’s also about what you eat.

Exercise to improve fitness, but eat a healthy diet to control weight. The two need to go hand in hand in order to be at our best. Rather than expecting our fitness program to give us a beach body, we should focus on creating change from the inside out. For instance, new brain cell growth and arteries that are clear of life threatening plaque. (more…)