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Weighing the Options - is there a single best exercise?

One of my favorite columnists, Gretchen Reynolds, the Phys Ed columnist for the New York Times, explores the new science of weight lifting, why runners might lift and why the squat may be the most effective weight-lifting exercise. Check out the video here.

Gyms - I Still Don't Get It!

I recently treated myself to a weekend getaway—a spa experience.  It really wasn't all that far from my home, I just felt the need to recalibrate.  I wanted the following:
• Hiking
• Massage
• Clean foods
• Sunshine
• Sleep!
During my stay at this glamorous resort, I'd frequently pass by the gym entrance, as it was between my room and the lobby.  It looked nice, with its flowing fountain and climbing bouganvilla.  So nice in fact, that one day I thought I’d try it out, which is strange because it's been years since I’d actually set foot in a gym.

Get Fit with Weekend Workouts

Blast calories and shape up with fun, fast-paced trail routines.
 
It's Friday about 5:00 pm. What's your action plan this weekend? It's good to make a plan, even on your day of rest, because you're more likely to go big and follow through. For example, last weekend my husband and I made plans to visit the  Phleger Estate in Woodside, CA. The plan was to hike 8 miles around the property. 
 

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