August 24, 2013
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HEALTH & FITNESS: Fortunately, for these sins there also are healthy redemptions
Succumbing to the “7 Deadly Sins” of fitness will stall your progress.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills 6,000 people every year
While the ice bucket challenge has drawn some criticism, awareness about this always fatal illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is needed.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Don't stress the small stuff
We’re all familiar with creating a to-do list to get things done. Another list which can be even more important is the not to-do list.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: If you are too extreme, you quickly can burn yourself out
Developing a reasonable, sustainable workout program is the best chance for maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Sweating helps the body maintain temperature, but water loss does not mean fat loss
Sweating has many benefits, but is not a sign that you are burning calories.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Gluten allergies do exist, but most who try it don't know why they should go gluten-free
If you’re not allergic to gluten or have celiac disease, you need to make sure you’re not exposing your diet to more fat, sugar and artificial ingredients that will have an adverse effect on your weight and health.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Weight maintenance os an elusive proposition for most dieters
In losing weight, the idea is to lose fat, not lean muscle. Once the weight’s off, there are some tips on how to keep it from coming back.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Remember to take proper precautions when exercising
One of the most important components of a fitness program that is as important, but often gets less attention, is recovery.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Remember those resolutions, even if you occasionally break them
Two months have almost passed in this New Year, and you started 2014 strong with your resolution to get back in shape, and were doing great.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Science does not change, but our knowledge of it does
As we age, our ability to move about is one of the more important quality of life issues that we face.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Exercise-induced asthma can be a wintertime problem for some
While the cooler weather can make excerise more invigorating, those who suffer from exercise-induced asthma may need to take their workout program indoors.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Some planning can help fight expanding waistlines during the holidays
It is OK to overindulge some during the holidays, but a goal should be to not let eating get completely out of control.
What does the number on the weight scale really mean? It simply tells us how much we weigh, not how many of those pounds are actually fat.
Health and Fitness column
Fall is here! It’s an exciting time of year. The leaves will be falling, and the weather will be getting cooler -hopefully! Parents love it because kids are back in school and there is some normalcy back in their schedule. I like it because it is the second biggest season for those getting started on a fitness program.
Health & Fitness column
Fitness is complicated these days. There are so many programs, exercises, and implements to choose from that it’s hard to know what you should really be doing to get in condition. I get a few emails a month from Albany Herald readers asking me for advice or my opinion of some program. Unfortunately, all routines tend to present different information, require different diets, and make an effort to present themselves as superior to all other training routines. Is there really such a thing as the “perfect workout”?