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Limitations and challenges

Recently my neck pain (2 previous operations for herniated discs – see bandage in pic above) has really flared.  I’ve had to curtain exercise.  So far, my weight has stayed the same.  I’m sure I’m losing some muscle.  I’m trying to walk more (even the elliptical and treadmill hurt if …

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Bone or fat?

Stem cells in bone marrow can become bone or fat, depending on activity. Choose bone over fat!  The more fat one has, the less bone… perhaps making ankle and hip fractures more likely as we age.  Women are especially prone to osteoporosis. From the New York Times: Still, one lesson …

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“DO YOU THINK I’M SEXY?”

Obesity wreaks havoc on the sexual, reproductive, and hormonal systems of both men and women. MEN Extra fat, especially intra-abdominal (visceral) obesity, aka “beer belly” (or “soda belly”) is metabolically active and damages the body by ramping up inflammation. It also tends to convert testosterone to estrogen. Therefore, many obese …

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PILATES?

I had two emergency operations for herniated cervical (neck) discs that caused pressure on my spinal cord and weakness in my arms (1st operation) and legs (2nd operation). During a prolonged recovery, I attended physical therapy sessions.  My therapist told me that Pilates could be help me for at least …

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RETRAIN MY PANCREAS?

The pancreas produces insulin. When you eat high amounts of sugar or simple carbs, your pancreas puts out more and more insulin, your muscles and other tissues grow tolerant to the insulin. Insulin then no longer helps the sugar to get into the muscle so well, and the blood sugar …

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