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Sexy

Sexy

Jan 16, 2017

You know what’s really sexy? A person who’s 100% comfortable with themselves. And you know what’s really funny? It is just as time consuming and difficult to learn to accept yourself as it is to pretend to be someone else. The only difference is – with self acceptance, one day, it’s not hard anymore. One day, you feel like your sexiest, strongest self just...

Aging as LGBT: A few health issues you should keep an eye on

Aging as LGBT: A few health issues you should keep an eye on

Dec 7, 2015

Later adulthood can be a period of many changes, especially in the area of our health. The experiences of aging LGBT persons may be categorized as regular experiences that accompany old age, with the addition of the lingering effects of discrimination and stigma. A unique set of challenges that includes not only the common aging difficulties, but the...

Diabetes, Skincare & the LGBTQ Community

Diabetes, Skincare & the LGBTQ Community

Oct 28, 2014

It’s no big news that diabetes is at epidemic levels in America these days, and due to unique factors  experienced by people in the LGBT community, the risk is of developing diabetes and its associated complications is even higher. For example, LGBT diabetes patients are more likely than heterosexuals to smoke cigarettes, use drugs and alcohol, and battle...

Body Combat: Stay with the Fight

Body Combat: Stay with the Fight

Jan 28, 2014

“Keep it real. Stay with the fight.” The first time I heard these words was close to two years after I had already finally quit procrastinating and joined the gym. They were almost two years after I had found the class that had changed my life. And they describe Les Mills Body Combat perfectly. Body Combat is an aerobic fitness class based on mixed martial...

Personal Defense Rule #1: Trust Your Instincts!

Personal Defense Rule #1: Trust Your Instincts!

Apr 20, 2013

Years ago I was working with local news media outlets across the country in an interesting experiment “luring” grown adults on hidden camera into cars and vans.  At the time, I was working with an investigative reporter for the national media conducting these experiments.  We did so to demonstrate how easily we can all be taken off-guard by someone armed not...

Busting the Plateau with Mini-Workouts

Busting the Plateau with Mini-Workouts

Nov 26, 2012

Atypical workout for an average person consists of about 30 minutes to 1 hour of lifting weights. And that’s just wrong. If exercises are performed incorrectly, the load on the muscles and stress on the joints of these repeated movements cause both short and long term damage to your body.  Most people continue to workout despite a known injury, aching back, or...