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Rise in Prostate Cancer Reignites PSA Testing Controversy

A recent study by Northwestern University confirmed what many Urologists had been seeing the last several years. This study revealed that metastatic (incurable) prostate cancer has increased by more than 90 percent since 2004 in patients age 55-69. In my view, these alarming numbers are due in part to a very unfortunate recommendation made by the United States


It is Never Too Late to Make Exercise a Permanent Part of Your Lifestyle

My mom is a great example of committing to a healthy lifestyle. She turned seventy four this year. She lives on the East Coast and I live on the West Coast, so it’s a challenge to get together, but we do talk on the phone at least once a week: I take her with me on my walks! We catch up on our lives and on the family drama. (This, by the way, is a great way for some people to fit exercise into their schedule. When you walk, you can talk!)


Prenatal Massage: Is it right for your pregnancy?

What Is Prenatal Massage? Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. It is a fast-growing field in the United States that has attracted the interest of labor and delivery nurses, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and


Are you a Baby Boomer with No Time to Exercise?

We have all heard of the benefits of exercise. Exercise increases metabolism and promotes weight loss while it can lower cholesterol and high blood pressure just to name a few. According to the US Dept. of Health and Human Resources 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity.


Alcohol – Pulling the Trigger to Breast Cancer

Fuel to the fire, alcohol to estrogen..… Alcohol is a cause of breast cancer. There is no such thing as a little poison, poison in moderation. Poison is poison. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Let’s please be aware of the realities of alcohol – the studies on alcohol and breast cancer make it clear, alcohol is NOT our friend. One in eight women in the United States will get breast cancer.

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Prenatal Exercise: Training for the Main Event

Pregnancy is a time of excitement, uncertainties, fears, and many profound physical and emotional changes. This “season in life” affords mom a wonderful opportunity to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Starting an exercise program during pregnancy is a great way to begin and continue this healthier lifestyle for herself and subsequently for her child. With obesity on the rise in the US, it is important for everyone to increase their current level of physical activity.

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Training Chronic Conditions: A Guide for the Fitness Trainer

The biggest question fitness trainers need to ask themselves is “Why do you want to work with the chronic populations?” Is it because: a) The stats (IDEA, IRHSA) out there say it is the fastest growing population/market? b) You really want to help people that tend to have multiple issues because it is rewarding? c) You feel drawn to it because one of your clients now has a condition?