Keeping Fit

How to’s by folks who know

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by paularath

I have added a new workout to my weekly regimen. Rather than swimming laps in the pool at the YMCA, I now drive down to Waikiki at about 6:30 a.m., walk around Kapiolani Park once or twice, and swim “laps” at Kaimana Beach. It’s so therapeutic! It’s good for body, mind and soul. When I
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Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by paularath

No matter how varied your exercise routine may be, it never hurts to change it up a bit. That’s why I recently added a Bollywood Dance class with Willow Chang to my weekly regimen. Bollywood is just plain fun and puts me in touch with my feminine side, unlike weight training, which I perform almost as a
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Posted on January 5th, 2014 by paularath

Sometimes it’s fun to do something different and unexpected. So when I read that Pacific Roller Derby was sponsoring a round robin style tournament at Palama Settlement’s gym, Jerry and I decided to go. I have written a story or two about roller derby for The Honolulu Advertiser, so it wasn’t altogether unfamiliar to me.
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Posted on December 11th, 2012 by paularath

There seems to be a deep, primal need for humans to dance, and the more stressed we become, the deeper the need. In its myriad forms, dance crosses all cultures and ages. In Honolulu, dance seems to be the exercise of choice among an increasing number of women and men. Whether it’s hula, salsa, Zumba,
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Posted on September 13th, 2012 by paularath

Strength training is an important part of our fitness regimen. While gaining strength, we can also build muscle mass and tone our bodies. And of course strong muscles lead to stronger bones, while strong bones help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and the dreaded fall and fracture. As we age, some bone loss is inevitable.
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