Keeping Fit

How to’s by folks who know

Posted on December 31st, 2014 by paularath

Ah, New Year’s Resolutions. That January 1 ritual we all love to hate. More often than not, our resolutions are overly ambitious, especially when they relate to health and fitness. And an unrealistic goal can lead to unnecessary anxiety and frustration. The result can destroy any motivation and momentum brought on by hopes for change
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Posted on December 30th, 2014 by paularath

Like many other folks, I am cleaning out some files at the end of the year. It really feels good to get rid of stuff, doesn’t it? It makes the impending new year feel more like a clean slate. In tossing out old medical files, I came across the discharge packet I was given when
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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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