Tales from the Baja Blood and Waves, Part 1

By Oscar

When we were tired of the same old faces, of people and the waves, my pals and I from San Diego would often make a pilgrimage down south to Baja California. Just south of the discos, vendors and bandits of Tijuana was some of the most breathtaking coast I’d ever seen.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataSeptember 6th, 2012
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Exercise Promotes Speedy Blood Pressure Reduction

By Oscar

Encouraging your members to exercise to reduce their blood pressure has just gotten easier. A recent study has found that physical activity can drastically reduce blood pressure, even after just one exercise session (“Exercise Cut Blood Pressure Fast,” Reuters,).

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 31st, 2012
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Lisa’s Journal: Week 11. Part 2

By Oscar

Your food records show low-fat, reasonable food choices. You can save some calories if you do not have the soda. Try adding more fruits and vegetables (five a day). You are probably eating about 1,200 to 1,500 calories — would you agree? I know it is not easy right now to do more counting, but would you consider counting the calories in your snacks? Sometimes you do not note the amount, and I am wondering if you may be eating more snack calories than you are aware of.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 13th, 2012
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Lisa’s Journal: Week 11. Part 1

By Oscar

Dear Sharon and Armand,
This week was my busiest yet — I am starting to do freelance public relations in addition to my speechwriting, and the time commitment is huge. My weight still doesn’t want to budge, but I am not at all discouraged.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 13th, 2012
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An Alliance Between Healthcare and Fitness

By Oscar

A new alliance between healthcare services and the fitness industry, the Recovery & Beyond program was created by HealthSouth, an outpatient service center, and FitLinxx, an electronic wellness resource. Recovery & Beyond seeks to improve quality of life for patients, and tocontain healthcare costs by helping patients comply with their healthcare providers’ recommendations.

categoriaHealth commentoComments Off dataJuly 9th, 2012
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Adoption Agencies

By Oscar

Spence-Chapin, headquartered in Manhattan, is one of the largest and oldest adoption agencies in the country. They provide you with some general guidelines if you are getting ready to adopt.

categoriaHealth commentoComments Off dataJune 27th, 2012
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Techniques for Dealing With Memory Loss

By Oscar

There are several techniques you can use to improve your memory as you age. Robin West, a psychologist specializing in research on memory at the University of Florida and author of “Memory Fitness Over 40″ (Triad Publishing, 1985), has some specific suggestions.

categoriaHealth commentoComments Off dataJune 18th, 2012
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HRT and Breast Cancer

By Oscar

Fear of breast cancer is probably the most common reason women decide against hormone replacement therapy. Many women became concerned about their risk after the Nurses Health Study 1995 report suggested an elevated risk of breast cancer for women who use HRT for more than five years.

However, doctors caution that the results of the Nurses Health Study are not definitive proof of a link between breast cancer and HRT and that the benefits may outweigh the risks for many women.

Researchers note that:

More than 30 other studies have examined the link between estrogen and breast cancer, and the results from these studies are inconclusive.
For many women, the risk of developing heart disease is much higher than the risk of developing breast cancer.

Women with no history of breast cancer who use HRT for less than five years show no increased risk for breast cancer. Only you and your healthcare provider can determine the relative benefits and risks of HRT as they apply to your particular condition.

If you are considering HRT but are concerned about your risk, talk to your health care provider.

categoriaWomen's Health commentoComments Off dataJune 8th, 2012
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How can I fight the ‘freshman 15′?

By Oscar

Dear Expert:
I am a busy, 19-year-old college student. I have gained the “freshman 15″ and need a realistic way to get rid of it. I started going to the recreation center, but the cold weather makes it more difficult. I have recently changed my eating habits for the better, but dorm food is pretty fattening. What are some exercises that I could do in my room that would help trim my hips, legs and waist?

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJune 4th, 2012
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Triumph After Triumph, Part 2

By Oscar

It has now been two years later and I have a small lump between where I was first radiated and the last series. Somewhere in between I had to have the implant removed. When having an MRI, I was diagnosed as having some small tumors in the underarm area also. Due to so much scaring and trauma to that area, we determined that I should not have surgery to try and find all of them.

categoriaCancer commentoComments Off dataMay 31st, 2012
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