"Did she just fall off a treadmill?" I blinked once, and then I let out a sigh of embarrassment and confirmation that just as I was able to see the crowd of people around me, they could also see me.
Here are eight other reasons why I'll probably never meet a guy at the gym.
I know there will be other bumps, yet I am learning to navigate my inner terrain in way that is experiencing more of life's adventures, where I can enjoy the flying lessons and the scenery along the way more and more of the time.
Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.
Not smoking is a simple way of reducing lung cancer risk. We don't need to take drugs with toxic side effects or get injections to prevent it. All we have to do is put out the cigarettes. So why are we setting ourselves up for another cancer epidemic, this time caused by obesity?
Genetically modified material sounds a little bit like science fiction territory, but in reality, much of what we eat on a daily basis is a genetically modified organism (GMO). Whether or not these modified foods are actually healthy is still up for debate.
The longer we believe only skinny, white, affluent girls suffer from eating disorders, the more we isolate an entire community of not-skinny, not-white, not-rich, not-so-young, decidedly-not-female human beings, who suffer, not only with the soul-sucking burden that is an eating disorder, but with the belief they can't possible "have" what's killing them.
At this year's Thanksgiving feast, dessert came and went, and I sipped on coffee while other guests enjoyed pie and cake. It was a lovely Thanksgiving, and I feel even better about it because I stuck to my food choices.
Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.
In recovery, we've entered this whole new world -- often a world people don't completely understand -- and those outside the circle can feel daunted by the task of trying to get how we now tick.
Whether we're talking about broad public health prescriptions or individual prescriptions, it's all a matter of benefit versus risk, and that requires a careful look at the evidence. Doctors and patients alike may find themselves understandably confused by changing guidelines and the uncertainty inherent in predicting the future.
This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.
I lost over 200 pounds, but more than that I learned to love what I saw in the mirror. I had to. I could not do that to myself again. After hating myself and comparing myself for over 30 years I realized that I will have imperfections. I have two choices: Embrace them or be miserable with them.
The collective efforts of health care practitioners, patients and researchers around the world have brought new promise to the decades-long fight against HIV/AIDS. By sustaining and accelerating this fight, and striving toward the "end of AIDS," lives can be saved and suffering averted for decades to come.
The new cholesterol guidelines represent a sea change in that they no longer recommend patients shoot for a target cholesterol level. Instead, they recommend options based on an individual's risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Let's be honest: One of a CrossFitter's biggest pet peeves is when someone comes up and says "Oh, you drank the Kool-Aid, huh?"
Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.
New HIV infections are declining globally and life expectancy is rebounding in many countries. Because of PEPFAR, more than 5 million HIV-positive people are working, studying, teaching, learning -- contributing to their communities -- who would otherwise be dead or dying.
No matter what type of foot problem you may have, when you place arch supports in your sandals, high heels or running shoes your foot will automatically become more supported, comfortable and improve the wear pattern of your shoes.
In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours