Exercise Safety Tips to Avoid Injury

It is perfectly healthy and normal to want to look and feel your best.And while there is an abundance of information available out there designed to help you to lose weight and get fit, there is an important topic of discussion that often gets overlooked.That topic is exercise safety.Now I personally thought I had known a thing or two about exercise given that I had worked out on and off throughout my life. But if I am to be honest, I’ll admit that I had never given any thought to safety.This is because I didn’t know it was necessary....more

This is....SPARTAN!

Spartan racing, I mean. You guys know I'm pretty lazy - well, I *used* to be athletic (hum a few bars of Glory Days here) - but now I get most of my sports on the teevee because I am old and arthritic in addition to that lazy thing. ...more

A Plus-Size Girl Walks into a Barre Studio

A few months ago, I started a new job with a political consulting company.  One of the things I really like about it is being surrounded by people who are healthy and active, but not judgmental.  Several of them are really into Barre classes. Barre is a challenging, non-impact workout that focuses on ballet-like movements to help sculpt and tone your body. ...more
Not in the barre classes.more

I Bruise Easily

As I close the blinds in the kitchen and pull down my pyjama bottoms, I'm sure I see a hopeful glint in Rob's eyes. Just as quickly the glint is extinguished as he looks down at the state of my legs. 'Have you seen the size of this bruise?' I ask. I turn my head and look down at the garish purple monstrosity on the back of my leg. In the middle, a nice gash, which I am now prodding to see if it hurts!...more


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My Weight Loss Secret

Lately I've been struggling with middle-age weight loss. Problem is, I'm having a hard time balancing family and work life with working out. I'm not the type of woman to go on a diet. Running is the only thing that helps me burn fat with consistency. It's reliable. It's predictable. It involves no deprivation....more

Do You Need a Workout Partner? Be Active Together!

I have a rather hectic schedule, and I work out at times when most of my friends are sleeping (to be honest, when most of the world is sleeping), and my motivation to get out running every day happens to be my dogs. If they don’t want to go out running in the bitter cold at 5am? I basically dig deep with every excuse to get out there, but there are days that I just am dead in the water and I really need some inspiration....more