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Don’t Sit Still for This

November 18, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the finds from a new study regarding sedentary behaviors, the risk of cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Winning the Exercise Head Game

September 23, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses ways to circumvent your mental blocks to exercise.

On Finding Time and Making Exercise Happen

September 13, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you ever told someone that you don’t have time to do something that they suggested you do? I remember telling my daughters that I didn’t have time to do scrapbooking; now that I think about it, I guess that I did have the time. I think we quickly scan our lives and, often in […]

The Fountain of Youth Discovered

September 9, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Athletes training in their 40s and 50s are “100 times” better than sedentary people in their 20s according to Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. That is a very bold statement. Other research corroborates the advantages that physically fit people have over those who are sedentary. […]

Enjoying a Splurge

July 15, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Well thank goodness that after Dr. Grandma spilled the beans on my brownie binge at a July 4th party, Michelle Obama had a burger, fries AND chocolate milk shake at a burger shack this week. This takes some of the pressure off of me, because I only had a few brownies too many. Both examples […]

The Stroke Belt

July 8, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on neurodegeneration and how exercise can help.

Building Muscle

June 10, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about a muscle building drink and nutritionism.

Resisting Resistance

May 20, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of resistance exercise and give some hints for starting a resistance exercise program.

Exercise Protects Against Disease

May 13, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Dr. Grandma’s Newsletter for May, 2011, notes that health-related observances in May include Osteoporosis Prevention and Arthritis Awareness. In researching information about these diseases, I found a common thread: exercise can help prevent or help in the management of these diseases. This isn’t surprising since exercise is a prescription for the diseases we write about […]

The Tax Man Cometh

April 15, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Tax Day – a time each year where we are forced to take a look at our finances. How beneficial it would be to have a similar day regarding our health. To some extent, as a culture we may choose to do this at the New Year, in the form of resolutions. Some of us […]