How I Made Changes to Lower My Cholesterol

When I was younger, I ate what I wanted, played sports because I liked them and never thought about my weight. Of course, that was when I was naturally thin, active and “eating like a bird,” according to my mom. Today, things are different. As an older adult, I have to watch my weight and plan physical activities. And, I now know that a build-up…

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My Weekly Fitness Routine Includes More Than Walking

For years my fitness routine included only walking with a friend for thirty minutes three times a week. However, four years ago I needed physical therapy after cracking my tibia (leg bone.) During a therapy session I casually asked the therapist if walking three days a week was a good enough fitness routine. Aerobic Exercises Not Enough Shaking his head from side to side, he…

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My Fitness Routine: How Walking and Enjoying the Lake Paid Off

Finding and maintaining a fitness program that continues to challenge me yet also keeps my attention can be difficult. I have tried all kinds of fitness programs. Last fall I joined my local YMCA to use the elliptical for an hour and try a spinning class. Unfortunately, after the first two weeks of excitement about doing something healthy for myself, I lost interest and started…

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