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Ruth Zukerman

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Kids and Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Whatever happened to 'kick the can', hopscotch and the basketball games we used to play after school? Now we can do all that (and more) in our video games and virtual worlds -- without sneakers! Kids seem to be doing a lot more clicking and a lot less moving these...

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Love Thy Self, Inside and Out

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 5:02 PM

As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us are looking for love, or maybe an improvement in an existing loving relationship. But if you can't love yourself, then who can you love? If you're having trouble loving the person you are, then finding a connection with another person may seem daunting....

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How To Set Practical Health Goals In The New Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 6:23 AM

As a new year begins, it's the perfect time to set goals for a fitter you. You've made a promise to yourself (again) to get in shape, shed some weight and to be a healthier, happier person. While most of these undertakings take time, energy, and planning, there are quick...

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Exercise and Holidays: 10 Ways To Stay Healthy And Fit

(20) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 7:27 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for others it's a time of stress. Whether you're worried about spending too much money or trying to keep up with your holiday commitments, the stress of the holidays can make you feel anything but merry.

We've made it...

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Stressed Out? Work Out!

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 11:21 AM

It does a body good, not to mention the mind. A consistent exercise program contributes huge benefits to stress management. Unfortunately, more than ever, we face a barrage of stressors every day. Whether it be tough financial times, a demanding schedule, or an uncertain job status, stress and pressure come...

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Exercise And Pain: What's Normal?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 5:22 PM

Come on baby, make it hurt so good!

Clearly John Mellencamp was not referring to that post-workout it-hurts-just-to-put-on-a-pair-of-jeans kind of pain we've all experienced.

So, does the old adage "no pain, no gain" hold any truth when it comes to effective exercise? It's important to understand the difference...

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Exercise Tips For Every Age

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 5:59 PM

Exercising under the best of circumstances is hard enough. Just the regular interruptions of everyday life can keep you home, late at the office, or driving your kids around. Compound these daily obstacles with the pitfalls of aging, and getting or staying in shape can become an uphill climb.


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10 Ways To Stay Motivated To Work Out

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 2:51 PM

Has your relationship with a gym ever atrophied? Have your visions of a beach body ever become blurry? Whatever the case, maintaining a workout regime is often more difficult than actually starting one.

What causes the most well intentioned person to stray from a healthy routine? After seeing thousands...

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The Truth About Indoor Cycling

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 8:12 AM

Indoor cycling is an amazing experience. I call it an "experience" because, while its physical benefits are outstanding, indoor cycling has the ability to transcend the physical and have enormous impact on your mental and emotional states.

First, the physical: One of the many attractions of indoor cycling is...

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