Healthy Living


Ask a Trainer: Healthy holiday party hacks

The best thing to do is to prepare ahead of time.

What are some things that we can do to avoid that spiral and make January an opportunity to get ahead with some of our goals, instead of correcting our overindulgences during the holidays?

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Nancy Rudner: Tips to take control of your health care

You have to be your own healthcare advocate and speak up. Your life depends on it.

Keep in mind all the ways communication can break down in health care.

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Tricks and treats for dental health

Buy-back event gives kids cash for candy

Teach your kids healthy dental habits before the Halloween candy binge begins.

Ask a Trainer: Let’s get personal

If you’re doing a workout that’s better geared for someone else, you’re not going to get the results that you’re looking for.

If you’re eating for someone else’s goals and body type, you’re not going to get the results you want.

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Women join together to encourage wellness in Winter Park

Women join to get well

What happens when a microbiologist, chiropractor, nurse and yoga instructor join forces? Something they sure hope will WOW you.

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Curling club comes to Orlando

Winter sport finds CFL home

Want to get started in an obscure sport that's cool as ice? The Orlando Curling Club is taking recruits at an event this Saturday!

Ask a Trainer: How I dropped my pants

There were two key things that kept me going during the early stages of my lifestyle change: An accountability partner and dropping my pants.

The journey toward a healthier lifestyle is much easier with the buddy system: when one of you is having an off day, the other can help push you through it.

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Tips to increase your water conservation

Water conservation tips

While we are not in drought condition here, water restrictions are in force in Central Florida, which I believe should become permanent based on recent projections of water needs in our community.

A guide to the different stages of cancer

Friends and family with cancer diagnoses enter a world with its own language and time zones.

Most cancers do not have symptoms in the early, treatable stages; screening tests are the best way to find them.

Ask a Trainer: Keeping cramps away

I have helped a number of women (and men) rid themselves of constant cramping by narrowing down the possible causes and taking simple action.

Here is a step-by-step breakdown of potential causes and solutions that I suggest you try in order to nip those cramps in the bud and make your body a happier place.

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Beating the mid-summer heat

Temps peak this week

Avoid the catastrophic effects of heat as Orlando approaches the peak of summer temperatures.

Michael Poole: Sustainable communities

We are in the emerging era of sustainability.

Individuals, businesses, communities, and nations are catching on to the virtues of sustainability.

Nancy Rudner: How climate change impacts your health

How can a slight increase in temperature kill people?

The fragile life balance is thrown off by changing the environment, by altering the delicate balance of air, water and heat. Let’s look at how the warming earth impacts our health.

Ask a Trainer: I hate exercise

What are some things you can do to change that?

Six-pack abs sound nice, but a six pack of Budweiser sounds better. “Better make that Bud Light. I’m getting healthier this year. But, I hate exercise!”

Ask a Trainer: No need to run

Long walks can be just as good

One of the first things I tell my clients who expect to hear that they need to start running or jogging in order to lose unwanted fat is that they definitely don’t have to.