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Archive for 2012

12/18/2012

How Do You Stay Motivated When it Comes to Exercise?

By Hannah Wallace A doctor once told me, “Exercise. If you don’t have energy? Exercise without energy. If you don’t have motivation? Exercise without motivation.” This time of year especially, it’s easy to find excuses not to exercise. Advice for accomplishing things often centers on goal-setting—a target weight, a distance to run or a time […]

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12/11/2012

Electro Shock

Here’s something I did not know: Electroshock therapy is still very much in use. And it works. Really, “electroconvulsive therapy,” or ECT, is how to describe it; “electroshock” summons bad enough images on its own—never mind how it calls to mind One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I was over at Comprehensive MedPsych Systems the […]

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12/4/2012

What You Eat

By Hannah Wallace Some more notes on nutrition. When I asked Orioles’ all-star pitcher Jim Johnson for his No. 1 piece of fitness advice, he told me, “I think that nutrition and your diet is as important as anything. It’s important to have a good breakfast to maintain your energy throughout the day. Eating healthy […]

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11/21/2012

Thanksgiving Nutrition

By Hannah Wallace The Calorie Myth: Apparently (though I don’t remember ever hearing this figure), the standard estimation of the calories Thanksgiving meal is 4,500. Incorrect, says The New York Times! A particularly generous estimation of a “typical” Thanksgiving meal still only puts the total at around 2,500 calories. Perhaps your boozy uncle could crack […]

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11/13/2012

Fit Getting Fitter

I still consider myself a fit person, but at 33, more than a decade removed from Division I college soccer, I feel like I’ve long been sliding slowly away from fitness—waist a little bigger, energy a little lower, motivation waning. It’s an inevitable part of aging, I suppose, and that’s worth coming to terms with. […]

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05/17/2012

Fit Crew

Circuit training. Interval training. Crossfit. Mixing it up. Whatever you want to call it, folks, it’s not new. There are a lot of gyms these days trying to distinguish between workouts that are pretty similar (if not exactly the same as far as your average after-work exerciser goes): Someone leads you through a series of […]

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04/5/2012

Moving and Morphing

Oy, sorry about the scant postings, all. As we prep for the launch of a new website, this blog is to transform into something healthy—which, let’s face it, means ignoring the beer and goofing off while emphasizing new fitness opportunities and health news and, like, quinoa and stuff.   I think, for starters, we’re going […]

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03/19/2012

Health Deviant

Wednesday evening: Judi Gallagher and Web Editor Megan looked at me over a pepperoni-and-bacon pizza and a basket of garlic knots as I stuffed yet another Chicago-style hot dog bite in my mouth, the last in six hours of hot dog tastings. “Isn’t your blog supposed to start focusing on health now?” they asked.   […]

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02/28/2012

Apneic

  I’ve always been a snorer, though I never felt as though it affected my quality of sleep. Or, at least, not directly. But so potent are my snores that, even at an early age, I’d often find myself in bed, in the dark, staring face-to-face with a quietly irate sibling or a camp bunkmate […]

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02/17/2012

Green Thumbs and Dirty Hands

We’re planting a garden again. It’s the third year in a row. Year one: complete disaster. Our lot is a sand dune and, according to our landlord, the highest point in Bradenton. The first time around, we didn’t border the garden properly, so all the sand (and, presumably, most of the seeds) washed away during […]

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