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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lose Pounds, Not Years

August 8, 2011

Maybe you only need to lose 10 to 15 pounds. Maybe you need lose more. When you have several pounds to lose, the stakes get even higher. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease: these are some of the diseases connected to obesity. A new study gives us another reason to lose weight before […]READ MORE

Small Doses of Exercise Count

August 8, 2011

As a fitness instructor, I meet a lot of people at the gym where I teach. I will often see the same people for weeks and then they are gone. Sometimes they never come back. Many of them return after a couple of months. They are often trying to lose the weight they gained back […]READ MORE

Richmond Strikers PAL (Police Athletic League) Camp a Success with the help of Bon Secours Richmond

August 8, 2011

The Richmond Strikers Soccer Club had a successful PAL (Police Athletic League) camp this summer. Record numbers of kids participated.  Thanks to Bon Secours Richmond for helping to make this possible!  Visit to see more pictures!READ MORE

Obesity Epidemic Expanding

August 8, 2011

Federal health officials set a goal for 2010. They wanted to see no more than 15 percent of each state’s population qualify as obese. None of the states made it. In fact, the prevalence of obesity has grown throughout America, according to data analyzed by officials for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Obesity […]READ MORE

The Deception of Clothing Sizes

August 8, 2011

When you think about weight loss, do you think about fitting into a specific size of clothing? To you, that size might represent a healthy weight. Maybe it’s the size you wore when you got married – or the size you were in high school. But what if you stopped looking at tags? According to Dr. […]READ MORE

Take Steps Toward Better Health

August 8, 2011

After working in an office all day, it feels great to hit the gym and get your body moving. You might exercise regularly every week. But did you know you’re still at greater risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease? A recent study from the University of Missouri found that “negative physiological changes […]READ MORE