Keeping Fit

How to’s by folks who know

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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Posted on August 21st, 2012 by paularath

  We’ve all heard and read it a thousand times – at least – yet it bears repeating: The most effective way to lose weight is to cut down on the calories we consume and increase our exercise. Wolfing down a candy bar takes a mere minute or two; walking off those calories would take
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Posted on July 17th, 2012 by paularath

Sciatica is one of life’s most common causes of pain. It’s defined as pain, numbness and tingling that radiate into the thigh and leg, and even to the foot and may be associated with low back pain. The pain usually affects one leg and it may get worse with too much sitting. Even a violent
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