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December 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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December 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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December 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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November 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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November 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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