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Barefoot Running (Sorta)

There’s quite a bit of buzz about barefoot running. I’ve been seeing a lot of talk on twitter and a few of my clients have tried it as well. There’s a growing body of research that suggests a forefoot strike during a runner’s gait is healthier for the joints than the well-padded heel strike of a heavily cushioned sneaker.

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Jamie Oliver and the Stigma of Obesity

The most recent episode of Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” continues to show people in Huntington, WV resisting his presence. Many were cautious of how a reality show would portray them and their fellow citizens. They just didn’t like the label of “fattest city in the US” that the Centers for Disease Control report had burdened them with.

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The 3 Worst Kinds of Fitness Pros

I am fed up with barely qualified people dishing out fitness advice to the general public. I get so angry when someone, who doesn’t know a quadricep from a bicep , earnestly tells their audience that if they just do what they say they’ll find salvation and a whole new body. Frequently this involves buying their fabulous product.

Below are the three worst kinds of “fitness pros.” I use the term loosely.

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10 Healthy (and Silly) Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

The average American gets a refund of $2,488 (2007 numbers) from the IRS. What are some healthy ways to spend that money? Here’s some serious and not so serious suggestions.

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No More Couch Potato

There are steps to going from Couch Potato to mistaken for a celebrity at an airport. A personal trainer is only one piece of it. Here’s how to leave the couch behind.

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How Much Water Do You Need Per Day?

I recently reviewed some diet information urging participants to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day and I rolled my eyes … just how long had that information been out there? So I decided to go find out for myself and you know what? It’s actually pretty accurate. Here’s the stats

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