Are You SURE You Don’t Want to Workout?

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By Susan Howard, Fitness Ghuru Often I hear clients complain about not having time to workout, which translates to not wanting to workout.  I have been training long enough to know that people are only going to do what they want to do. Why don’t people want to workout?  Why not?  It’s because they forget […]

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Mother of Twins: Crouched Down By the Closet

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By Susan Howard Crouched down by the bedroom closet I am hiding from my one-year-old twins.   I hear them crawling and screaming; they are inside the house, coming closer and closer.  My dog betrays my trust by bounding beside me loudly and noisily wagging his tail, basically giving me away.  Both children have ear infections […]

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Pitch Your Old Stuff

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By: Susan Howard A client of mine lost about ten pounds last year and is holding strong to her new fighting weight.  “I am done,” she exclaimed.  “I am tired of gaining and losing the same ten pounds.  This time is the last.”  There was something very definitive about how she pronounced the end of […]

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Men Are From Mars, My Son Found His Penis

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By Susan Howard     It was a common, brisk afternoon when inspiration struck.  The day started innocently; morning bottles, burps, tug-o-war with his sister, normal baby fare.  During an unsuspecting diaper change, he did it.  He reached DOWN, the first of a lifetime of reaches.  Curious, he lay examining himself, eyes blank, but thinking.  […]

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Healthy Eating: Don’t Be a Twinkie

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By Susan Howard, Fitness Expert After over 90 years’ of yellow “cake” and “cream” filling the Twinkie has left the building.  I repeat: the Twinkie has left the building.  A few years ago Wonderbread became extinct and now Hostess is taking the fall.  No one seems to be bemoaning the disappearance of Ding Dongs, Zingers, […]

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Feeding Your Tot Tater Tots

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By Susan Howard Over half our country is considered overweight or obese.   We keep hearing these statistics about how fat Americans are, but how can we as parents do anything about the next generation of potential weeble wobbles?  Here are a few tactics to keep your little ones from turning into bigger ones. Lead by […]

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