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Workout Buddy: Working Out On the Go

Last month I let all of you in on how my boyfriend and I stay motivated and told you our workout routines. This month we are discovering how hectic schedules and injuries can throw kinks in your workout plans. First, we learned hectic schedules can make working out difficult. Mat is in his final semester at the University of South Florida, working, interning, and involved on campus. This doesn’t allow for a lot of free time, but there are ways to get in that daily workout in your busy schedule. I suggest reading while walking on a treadmill or reading while using […]

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Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Save the weight loss goal for January. Tis the season for irresistible holiday appetizers and cookie exchanges! My goal this time of year is simply to maintain my current weight. How do I avoid packing on the holiday pounds? With a few simple tricks:   Make time for exercise. Okay, so that one seems obvious. But with the sun setting so early this time of year, and all the extra “to-do’s” on my list (shopping, baking, and of course, travelling) it can be really easy to make up excuses for missing my usual workout routine. Put it on the calendar […]


Patricia Bannan’s Comfort Foods with a Healthy Twist

For most of us, Halloween kicks off a season of treats and feasts that last well through the New Year.  Many of these foods come with happy memories and touch a special place in our hearts.  We call them: comfort foods.  For the most part, comfort foods tend to be loaded with fat and calories.  Think meatloaf, mashed potatoes, creamy casseroles and apple pie.  Yum!  This is not to say you can’t have some of your favorites, but with the right substitutions, you can make them healthier and your taste buds won’t even know the difference. First off, let’s talk […]

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