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Weight-Training for Osteoperosis: Whole-Body Resistance is best

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (15)

There is good news on the osteoperosis front, and it comes in the form of weight training.

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes loss of bone density. As both men and women age, osteoperosis can make our bones brittle.

The good news is resistance training has been proven to increase bone density.

Science also tells us the body adapts to the forces we place on it. This means that, to get the ma...

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Four easy tips to combat type 2 diabetes.

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (5)
One year and four months ago I was diagnosed with Type two diabetes. At the time I had a couple of injuries that really hampered my workouts, imagine my surprise when my doctor and I had that conversation. Long story short I managed to drop my A1c in half allowing me to stop taking my insulin. To be on the safe side I still test my blood sugar levels three times a day. On my last Dr. visit I was told to keep doing what I am doing, so here are some tips to keep our blood sugars at reasonable le... Read Full Post »

Three Ways To Train Fascia

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Fascia — the body's connective tissue that wraps around muscle — can be trained, just like muscle.

Like muscle, fascia can be stretched or trained to be made stronger. This makes sense when considering the function of fascia: to transfer stress to the skeletal system. When we lift something heavy, in many cases we use more than a single muscle group. It's the job of the fascia, or connective tissue, to redistribute the force o...

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Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 4/25 in Virginia

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

April 25 is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, and a number of events are planned worldwide — including in Northern Virginia, where I'll conduct demonstrations at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va.

My workshop is part of Peaceable Dragon's Tai Chi and Qigong Day e...

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Working Out in Cold Weather? How to Do It Safely and Effectively

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Some of you may be into extreme exercising, trekking for miles in cold weather no matter the conditions. Others might take winter as a sign to hibernate. Exercising during the winter can be fun. Just be sure to be safe and smart.


First of all, choose your weather carefully. We could toss around some numbers for optimal temperature limits, but if you're like my wife and other dedicated runners, you won't listen. ...

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Be Thankful for Health by Maintaining It

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

In the United States, we have come to the "thankful" portion of the year.

As the days grow shorter and colder, we stay indoors more — and eat. Holidays during this time of year focus on food, even more than in other times of the year. Indulgence is seen as a right, if not an obligation.

How do we find a healthy, happy medium?

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Shop Small for Fitness and Health This Year

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Retailers are encouraging consumers to "shop small" and "shop local" on Shop Small Saturday, November 29. It's a great idea — and you can make it benefit your health and fitness.

Gym memberships are a gr...

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Adopt a Few Good Habits to Achieve General Weight Loss

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

While giving fitness workshops for seniors, often I am asked how to succesfully lose weight.

There is no easy way to lose weight — but someone once told me, "If you work to increase your fitness every day, you eventually will get the body you want."

This means if we eat a little better ...

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Tai Chi Tuesday: Breast Cancer Survivors Who Practice Tai Chi Can Benefit from Reduced Inflammation

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Cancer survivors may have a better health rate and reduce their chance of recurrence if they practice Tai Chi, according to a new report from UCLA.


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Tai Chi Rooting Skills Workshop to be Held October 4

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Learn more about rooting and improve your skills at a workshop set for 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, in Fairfax, Va.


The workshop will be on rooting; external and internal, importance of structure as it pertains to fajin, and "four ounces moves one thousand pounds."

Also learn about loading your root a...

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