Health & Fitness


Reality weight loss shows are misguided and dangerous

While working with people, I try to have them focus not on short-term goals. Notice, I didn’t say to neglect having a long-term goal.

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Fitness: Cover that noggin

Doesn’t it make sense for every bicyclist to wear a helmet?

Helmets are designed to protect all people. Helmets are to made to keep people safe when riding a bicycle, skateboarding or roller blading.

Inspiration is everywhere

Champions are not always defined by the accolades they earn

Yesterday my wife and I were out on one of our training rides and we happened to stop and watch a local triathlon.

Point of View: Imperfectly okay

Societal pressures over body image felt by all body types

There was something peculiar about Carla as she approached me from across the room. Her gait was unsteady and she looked confused as she navigated the crowded room of the home where we’d gathered to sit Shiva.

Plan for success

Weight loss is planned, not wished

It probably wouldn’t be a surprise to know the majority of people who start exercising do so because they want to lose weight.

We glisten

Sweat is not the benchmark to a good workout

Recently in one of our group fitness sessions the question came up about sweat. Sweat is such an ugly word and we don’t like it in my studio, so we call it “glistening.”

Food: Weight loss is habitual

Six years ago, I embarked on a new way of living and being.

Fitness: Let’s get real

Reality television is not real

She had just completed her final weigh in at our most recent challenge and wasn’t happy with losing almost 20 pounds in 8 weeks. When I asked my client what she thought she’d lose, she said, “At least fifty.”

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A healing journey

Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one

There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.

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Fun Run with a serious goal

Race geared towards kids raises money for local pediatric care

As a Saratoga Springs business owner, Ames felt she had a tool to help give back to the community, and in 2008 put together the first Cantina Kids Fun Run, a run designed from start to finish with kids in mind.

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Pedaling with a purpose

Two Guilderland 
‘Red Riders’ prepare
 for Tour de Cure

Pedaling for 50 miles on a bicycle would be an accomplishment for most, but for an 11-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, it is about more than just the ride.

Caring for caregivers

Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.

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Club seeks to heal through music

High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients

In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.

Turkey Day race comes to Clifton Park

St. George’s starts up 5K as a fundraising effort

Runners looking to put some miles in before indulging in Turkey Day have a new option this year.

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Dashing through the woods

Malta 5K has grown over three years to an event for the whole community

The Third Annual Malta Business and Professional Association 5K will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m. The race is the brainchild of the BPA’s Paul Loomis and has grown into a full day of activities, including a parade and exposition.