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Fitness Myths Exposed!

Posted on 10 July 2014

I have been a certified personal trainer for ten years, but I have been working out all my life. In that time I have read a lot, heard a lot, and I’ve seen everything. Everyone has an opinion about how to build the best biceps, how to bulk up, cut up and trim down. Some […]

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Building Your Back: Wide Grip vs. Close Grip

Posted on 11 July 2013

Q: Should I be doing wide-grip or close-grip movements to build the muscles in my back? A: You should be doing both because your grip (wide versus close) together with the type of movement, affects which part of your back is trained. Many guys focus on the “vanity muscles” – the chest, biceps and triceps […]

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Got Acne?

Posted on 16 May 2013

Acne is a problem that affects most Americans at one point in their lives. For most, it comes during adolescence, but for some it is a continued problem into adulthood. Not only is this health condition unsightly, but it can also be very painful at times. These blemishes can have a major impact on the […]

America’s Obsession with a Fatty Diet

Posted on 19 April 2013

In most developed countries in the world, fats make up a minimum of 10% of daily food allowance. However, in the United States, the numbers are far higher; roughly 30 to 40% is the average person’s fat intake. Moreover, the amount of fat—unhealthy fats at that—being consumed daily is skyrocketing. This over-indulgence of fat is […]

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Relationships: Can’t Live with them, Can’t Live Without Them

Posted on 19 March 2013

In the 1972 musical “Company,” Stephen Sondheim wrote “Isn’t Warm? Isn’t Rosy? Side by side/Ports in a storm, comfy and cozy/Side by side.” To this, I add: Not! Relationships: Whether we like it or “not,” we are the product of them, born into them and our lives defined by them. The word almost sounds soothing […]

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Minding your Gym Manners

Posted on 11 March 2013

Every so often it’s a good idea to look around and remember you are not the ONLY person working out at the gym. So here are some simple suggestions to make your gym experience a good experience  for you—and  for everyone around you. I call it “Ken’s Rules of Gym Etiquette.” Share: If you’re doing […]

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Study: Heterosexual Men Suffer Higher Levels of Stress, Depression than Gays

Posted on 31 January 2013

HEALTH AGENDA MONTREAL, CANADA — A new study on the relationship between anxiety and sexual identity reveals that straight men are more likely to suffer from depression and elevated levels of stress than either gay or bisexual men. The study, conducted by researchers at McGill University, was conducted in order to determine how gay, lesbian, […]

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Scientists May Have Found Gene Therapy Key to Treatment in HIV/AIDS Fight

Posted on 25 January 2013

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA —Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia report that they have developed a form of gene therapy that has the potential to cure HIV/AIDS, by turning the HIV protein against itself in order to stop it from replicating. Animal trials of the treatment are set to begin this year and […]

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In Experimental Treatment, Disabled HIV Cells Destroy Leukemia

Posted on 11 December 2012

HEALTHWATCH PHILADELPHIA, PA — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an experimental treatment in which mutated HIV cells have been used to “reprogram” patients’ immune systems to be able to kill cells causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to findings presented on Monday, December 10 at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology […]

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The Value of Moderation

Posted on 14 November 2012

“Throw moderation to the winds and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.” Democritus. The word “moderation” usually comes to mind when we are talking about food and obesity. It sounds like the lose-weight-in-a-healthy-way type of advice, but it does not seem to be connected with other good things in our life. Can you have […]

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