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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Bikes bring balance

YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District

New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.

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Cornell Cooperative awarded grant for health program

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County was awarded an $189,500 grant Wednesday, Feb. 13, to support its “Health Shares: Doctors Prescribing Healthy Local Produce to At-Risk, Low Income Families” initiative.

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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Bellevue’s modern addition honors history

Improvements in 32,000-square-foot
addition said to improve care

Ellis Medicine representatives, local officials and community leaders gathered on Friday, Dec. 7, to cut the ribbon on Bellevue’s contemporary 32,000-square-foot addition connected to the existing hospital.

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The new lunch line

Guidelines require schools to meet stringent nutrition standards

School districts throughout Schenectady County are preparing to offer a slightly different fare to students at breakfast and lunch after new federal food service regulations were implemented in July.

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Old growth runs strong

Rotterdam Senior Center continues to evolve under new leadership

As a larger percentage of the population advances toward the golden years, one senior center is stepping up its programming.