May 2018

Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure With Exercise

Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure With Exercise Is it possible to reduce the risk of heart failure with exercise, even if you’ve never had an exercise routine before? A new study published in Circulation suggests just that.   What Is Heart Failure?   Heart failure, or chronic heart failure [...]

March 2018

Calling All Arms! A Blog About Metamorphosis, Part 1

The first time I recall a gentleman commenting on my body, was at a dance, freshman year of college. I felt pretty cute that night, wearing my little black sleeveless dress. I felt foxy.  A guy turned his head as he walked by, caught my eye, and said, "Looking good, [...]

Exercise Lessens The Negative Effects of Chronic Stress on The Brain

Exercise Lessens The Negative Effects of Chronic Stress on The Brain Chronic stress can negatively affect your brain’s capacity for learning and memory. A recent study by lead author Jeff Edwards,  associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University, found that running can effectively mitigate the impact [...]

Fit, Middle-Aged Women 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia Than The Unfit

There is new evidence to suggest that increasing one’s fitness in middle age will delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia in later years. A new study out of Sweden, published this March in the American Academy of Neurology, followed some 200 women for nearly 45 years to obtain [...]

Women Can Protect Against Heart Failure With Walking

Want to reduce your risk of heart failure by nearly 25%? Start Walking.   A study published by the American College of Cardiology found that walking at a brisk pace for 40-minutes per day, several days a week, is associated with a drop in the likelihood of heart failure for [...]

November 2017

Weight Loss in Adults: Cardio vs Weight Training

  An 18-month study followed near 250 obese adults in their sixties, who were intentionally losing weight through diet. Participants fell into three groups, diet and walking, diet and weight training, and diet alone. While all three dieting groups lost weight, those in the group that coupled weight training with [...]

September 2017

NYC Summer Streets

When I first moved to Brooklyn right before September 2001, I felt the palpable lonely feeling of being an outsider, that I'm sure most newbies do. Over the years I've taken to the streets to help myself overcome my fears & existential angst, and I do believe it's actually worked! I [...]

July 2017

The Scales of Justice (Part Two)

I have memories of looking at photos of celebrities in magazines. I’d compare parts of my body to theirs, and wonder if I was close enough to the ideal I thought they represented.  Sometimes I would have a gratifying moment, where I’d think “Her thighs look as big as mine. [...]

The Scales of Justice (Part One)

Normal scale fluctuations are expected! An incredibly stressful part of trying to lose weight is when the the numbers on the scale jump up suddenly. You weigh yourself one day and feel great, then the next day weigh again and see you’ve gained 4 pounds?! It seems unfair, unjust, maybe [...]

June 2017

Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, & Stroke with Just One Hour of Resistance Training per Week

Think you need to spend hours a day at the gym in order to experience the health benefits of exercise?  A new study demonstrates just the opposite. Research suggests that a mere one hour of resistance training per week, may reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers [...]