Stay Active After Breast Cancer

In the early 1990s, there was a scarcity of interest, research, funding, and support available to breast cancer survivors for improving their fitness and well-being. Beauty and fashion industries hadn’t woken up to the call. However, the grassroots support group SHARE in NYC was at the ready. After a thorough screening by their gatekeepers, I began creating and delivering fitness programs to their members, who were eager for help.

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Vacation Afterglow

My sister Lucy and I spent two weeks traveling through England this summer, the first time we’d ever done something like this together. We knew from the planning process that our vision for the trip was aligned: we both wanted an active vacation – walking, hiking and sight-seeing; immersing ourselves in green and blue spaces – the woodlands, gardens and moors, as well as the ocean, rivers, harbors and beaches.

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Mother Nature’s Gym

My sister Lucy and I have never traveled together. So, at our present ages of 73 and 66, we decided the time is now. The planning process has been thoroughly enjoyable because we want the same things: an active vacation with a little urban experience and plenty of green and blue - the green being woodlands, gardens and scenic landscapes; the blue being waterways - the coasts, rivers and lakes. 

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How to Enhance Your Workouts as You Are Aging

For Americans, the average life expectancy now surpasses 78 years, an increase of more than 4 years since 1980. So, at what point do you decide to sit down and stop moving? Never! New science proves that our bodies are constantly growing and renewing as we age, and we can continue to improve our function, mobility, longevity and quality of life with movement.

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Listen to Your Heart

Are you more afraid of getting cancer than heart disease? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Heart Association, while it’s true that heart disease is the No.1 killer in women, only 1 in 5 American women believe that it is her greatest health threat.

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Real Life Success Stories: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Meet Debbie, a woman who's lost 20 pounds over the last four months by sticking to a regular walking program and by making sensible dietary changes (substituting fruits and veggies for starchy carbs).  At a weight loss of 5 pounds a month, Debbie is losing a little more than a pound a week, which is what we consider healthy weight loss because it indicates real behavior modification as opposed to a quick fix.

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