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Curing a Case of the Workout Pees

“I ask every single woman I treat if they ever have incontinence. They always get this deer-in-the-headlights look,” says Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT, founder of Prana Physical Therapy in Alexandria, Va. “Most say no initially, but I go down the list: ‘So, you never, ever leak — even a tiny bit — when you exercise?’ […]

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How Weight Loss Makes You Fatter

My weight fluctuates between 143 and 148 pounds, and I feel very comfortable anywhere in that range. I should note, of course, that what the scale says does not matter as long as you like how you look and feel good in your skin — and that when I list this weight range, it assumes the […]

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The Clean Makeup Makeover

For years, I’ve been mindful about what I put in my body (namely, quality food and drink), and in many cases, on my body (nontoxic moisturizer, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant and even lube — although I suppose that last one qualifies more as in). But, there are a few areas where I’ve been reluctant to make […]

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Lion’s Breath and Letting Go

“Try it. Try it. Pleeeeaaaaaase?” I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop in Minneapolis, begging my fiancé to do lion’s breath with me. “Not now. Later,” he says. If you’ve ever seen or heard someone do lion’s breath, you might understand his reluctance to do it in public. It involves a scrunchy-face inhale through the nose, […]

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Fitness, Fat Loss, & Fun Retreat (Women Only!)

As part of my annual great escape from Minnesota winters, I spent a week in Arizona doing yoga with two of my good friends and peers in the fitness industry, Neghar Fonooni of Eat, Lift & Be Happy and Jill Coleman of JillFit Physiques and Metabolic Effect. Besides having a marvelous time sweating it out in the desert, we found ourselves […]

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Energy Healing With Crystals

A few years back, I was in Hawaii to celebrate the new year and a good friend’s milestone birthday. While out exploring the sandy little town we were staying in — I’d gone jogging, which had lasted all of five minutes — I wandered into a metaphysical shop and struck up a conversation with the […]

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