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Be Careful – Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

December 11, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Two separate studies published recently are concluding that the more someone sits the shorter and less robust his or her life may be. The first study that I want to look at was published in full and abstract in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In essence, the researchers claim that TV viewing time may […]

Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together!

May 4, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the new research on the difficulty of controlling type 2 diabetes in children and teens, identifying resources that can help with lifestyle changes that may be beneficial in reducing the chances of being diabetic.

Replenishing Nutrients After a Workout

March 9, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the best way to replenish your body after exercise.

Just HIT It

February 17, 2012 by Mary Ireland

The title isn’t original, but I thought it was clever. HIT is the acronym for high-intensity interval training. I have mentioned interval training — which is the same thing as high-intensity interval training — in some of my previous blog posts: Getting More from Less, Getting the Most from Your Workouts, and Exercise Your Options. […]

Striking Back

February 10, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research that provides insight into how exercise benefits the body.

Diet + Exercise

January 20, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on how exercise makes you healthier and can help in weight loss.

Focusing or Resolving in the New Year

December 31, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My beautiful daughter, Heather, took her fire hazard (Christmas tree) to the backyard on Christmas Day. Resolutions are often like that; discarded faster than a dried out fire hazard. Otherwise, they are likely to kindle and burn you with guilt and self-doubt. Because many people have had failure experiences with resolutions, they increasingly decide not […]

Goodbye to 2011

December 30, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland gives suggestions for creating a healthier lifestyle in 2012.

Working in Exercise

December 9, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of mindfully incorporating more exercise into our daily lives.

Two New Ways to Improve Your Odds of Avoiding Diabetes

November 22, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Diabetes is the fastest-growing disease in history. The numbers are staggering; it is estimated that 80 million people in the United States have diabetes or are on the verge of developing it. In the face of these stunning statistics, it is amazing that most type 2 diabetes is preventable. In addition, it is estimated that […]