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Satirical Aerobics

For years I have had a dream. It strikes me that most exercise videos are excessively earnest. Perky! Sincere! Cheerleader-esque! There seemed to be few, if any, home workout routines for people with a healthy sense of irony, and a taste for the absurd. My people. For too long I lacked the time, the equipment, and the chutzpah to make […]

Get Your Body Back!!!

Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Exercise, Massage, Pain, Physical Therapy, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Get Your Body Back!!!

I always thought that personal trainers were for trophy wives. Which would not be me. Plus, I hate gyms. I see no reason to subject myself to an environment full of clanking torture devices, fluorescent lights, TV screens, hideous music, sweaty odors and the sound of grunting. Not when the free, beautiful outdoors–for running, hiking, biking and dancing–is right there. […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: Supermarket Horrors

I love to grocery shop. It’s grounding, sensual, creative and pragmatic. In a world full of anxiety, filling my cupboards with a week’s worth of healthy meals feels like putting a carabiner in the cliff face of my life. But I’m also a professional health-news junkie. And now my local Superfresh is a minefield. Top priority: fresh fruits and vegetables, […]

Weight Loss, Revisited

Posted by on May 03, 2011 in Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss, Yoga | Comments Off on Weight Loss, Revisited

Certain Foods Can Aid Weight Loss – NYTimes.com. Pureed vegetables in your casseroles? Seems devious and mildly depressing, but if you must. However, Pretty Lady’s advice for joyous weight loss is still relevant, so here it is, virtually unedited. 1. Do yoga. Yoga, by and large, will not directly help a person lose weight. It does, however, gently balance and nourish the […]