Hot Summer, Cool Dogs

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Summer is bearing down on the east coast at full steam ahead. The unrelenting heat and humidity have all of us, dogs included, looking for ways to keep cool. Here are my cooling suggestions for your dog, courtesy of Ben, the Border Collie. Cool in the pool The photo above shows Ben taking a dip […]

MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Excited for Spring & Summer!

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Let’s face it, unless you are a world class skier or snowboarder, the winter months just aren’t as fun. What I really love is when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the world just seems so much more alive. It can be such a drag to work out […]

Peter Russell Swims With The Dolphins

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I was profoundly moved by the story that Peter Russell told me when I interviewed him for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Here is an excerpt from his story, beginning with his bio. I’ve never gone swimming with dolphins, but now I’d like to! Peter Russell is a world-renowned futurist and fellow […]

Summer Safety: Dogs, Kids and Water

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A favorite summer pastime for many of us is relaxing by a pool or a lake while unwinding from the day or – better yet – even spending the whole day poolside blissfully relaxed. If your dog is in tow, however, it is essential to stay alert. Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs enjoy […]

Caution: Hot Weather Workouts

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Well, it’s about time the sunshine and warmer temperatures made it to Michigan. Like me, most fitness minded mid-westerners have been waiting months for outdoor exercise; bootcamp, swimming, biking, hiking, walking or running club – basically anything that happens outside to workout and energize our body and mind.  To avoid being side-lined during your outdoor […]

What’s For Fitness? Our Final Week! Tip# 25 – Moving In A NEW Direction!

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Today begins our final week of “What’s For Fitness.”  Six more days of tips offered to inspire and empower you to live your happiest and healthiest life possible! How are we doing so far? More importantly, how are you doing? My tip for you today is all about “moving” in a new direction!  Not sure […]

Greener By The Minute: Eco-Friendly & Romantic Dates

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Bored with the same ‘ole dates you’re going on with your sweetie? Always excited about new eco-friendly and organic products and ideas? You are probably itching to find some date ideas that are also good for you friend, The Environment. So grab your loved one or just a friend and embark on a new adventure […]

S.K.I.P.S. Get In The Pool For a Full Body Workout

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As we March into the final lap of winter our workouts feel unproductive, boring and definitely “routine.”  Getting out of bed in the morning for the fifth day in a row only to schlep to the gym for a run on the treadmill to “nowhere” or squatting, lunging and crunching to the usual overplayed top […]

A Snow Warriors Workout

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Last night’s snow storm did not excuse this warrior from a great morning workout, it would take a lot more than a foot of snow to hold me back. Snow storms actually energize me.  Like most people in this part of the country, I woke up today to six or so inches of glistening fluffy […]