This blog reflects the latest thinking about health and fitness. My goal is to provide you with a variety of points of view and the experiences and advice of people in the field of promoting health and happiness. That way, you can keep it fresh and continue to stay on top of the most effective and creative ways to get and stay healthy.



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Thanksgiving without Tears

November 18, 2011

Tags: holiday

So often, holidays are our downfall. We celebrate, and then feel fat and guilty. But I'm heartened by all the healthful recipes flying around this year.. more than ever. For example, The New York Times features a wonderful sounding pumpkin bisque from Crazy, Sexy goddess Kris Carr; and Seitan Piccata from Candle 79. We can have our cake and eat it too--just not three pieces! http://nyti.ms/rCkJRc

And don't forget to take a post-dinner walk.

What are your favorite healthy holiday recipes?

Be Cool, Stay Warm

October 4, 2011

Tags: exercise, outdoor fitness, cold weather

The first tinge of winter is in the air--time to plan ahead for outdoor exercise in colder weather. Some people use the cold as an excuse for staying indoors. But think again: a recent study in Obesity Reviews suggests that staying indoors where its toasty warm may be adding to our overweight problemsóand (more…)

"101 Things to Do on a Park Bench" is live on you tube

April 20, 2011

Tags: fitness, Fort Tryon Park, Fitness Alfresco

Our full-length video is now live on You Tube, at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBUWXQuCfI

as well as the Facebook page for the Fort Tryon Park Trust at
http://www.facebook.com/FortTryonParkTrust

I created this video for the Fort Tryon Park Trust
A fresh approach to fitness. It shows that you donít need fancy gym equipment and you donít need a lot of time. You donít even need to be wearing workout clothes. All you need is a park bench and an open mind! (more…)

Life After Chemotherapy

January 16, 2011

Tags: chemotherapy

In an internet radio interview today, my host included a conversation between me and a woman who had also had chemotherapy, over 20 years ago. She said she was doing "pretty well." We spoke about the "aftermath" and she said she had decided to "eat anything I damn well please" and "not get much exercise." (more…)

Starting Fresh

January 13, 2011

Tags: Jennifer Cheng, cleansing, nutrition

Itís a new year, donít we know it? And donít we want to start fresh? I know I do. Whether you want to just clean up your nutrition or boost your weight loss results, now's the time to reverse the damages of those holiday indulgences. But, holiday feasting doesn't need to (more…)

Is It Your Genes or Your Environment? Epi-Genetics and You

November 11, 2010

Tags: genetics, Dr. Geanopulos, chiropractic, food sensitivity

Does high blood pressure, a big belly, or cancer run in your family? Does that mean you're doomed to get these too? The burgeoning field of epi-genetics is working on the answer. Epi-genetics is the science of what makes our genes express themselves the way they do. What determines genetic expression is surprisingly within our control, (more…)

Yoga and Poetry Ė Strong Medicine

October 21, 2010

Tags: Shawna Emerick, Stephen Emerick, yoga, poetry, psychotherapy

Do you ever feel weak and unassertive? Would you like to feel stronger? Trying the yoga pose called The Warrior might be just the place for you to start.

This was one of the most striking concepts that emerged during my recent radio conversation with father-daughter co-authors, Stephen and Shawna Emerick, who have just written a book together called the Nature of LifeóInner Voice, Inner Light. (more…)

Yes: More Water Fountains

July 5, 2010

Tags: weight, environment

Don't you feel trapped by the fact that it's healthier to drink water instead of sugary drinks, but feel bad about all those plastic bottles and their effect on the environment and our health? The solution is that we need more water fountains to supply us with clean water while we're out and about! This is one of the ideas, with a new twist, in The Daily Green (more…)

From Someone Who's Really, Finally, Ready to Lose

May 20, 2010

Tags: Transitions Lifestyle Sytsem, Fitness Alfresco, Jane Rubinsky

People are asking me how much I paid Jane to write this. I swear, nothing!

http://janerubinsky.wordpress.com/

April 7, 2010

This blog reflects the latest thinking about health and fitness. My goal is to provide you with a variety of points of view and the experiences and advice of people in the field of promoting health and happiness. That way, you can keep it fresh and continue to stay on top of the most (more…)