bottom soles of several running shoes
01/30/2015
HEY SAM:  I am thinking about buying cross-training shoes to use in the gym. Is there anything specific I should look for in cross-training shoes? ~Bob, Los Angeles As with men, it’s... read more
blue tape measure atop glass bathroom scale
01/25/2015
Last year, I wrote about body mass index (BMI) and some better ways to calculate body fat percentage. Today I’m going to talk about how tracking your body measurements can be a really motivating... read more
sepia-toned image of woman sleeping soundly on pillows in bed
01/16/2015
The bedroom is for two (and only two) things: sleep, and “satisfying” sex. That’s according to Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, a sleep research specialist who spoke at LA Times Magazine’s ... read more
two-lane road curving through white sand dunes
01/02/2015
For nearly a decade, I’ve specialized in training entertainment execs and celebrities, so I know that staying in shape while traveling is one of the biggest challenges they face. It’s also the... read more
footprints in sand with text "It's time to get moving..."
01/01/2015
New Year’s resolutions fail. I know, because I’ve made them and none of them worked out. Why? Perhaps I didn’t want them bad enough. Or I forgot about them. We want change but we don’t want to expend... read more
jumbled jigsaw puzzle pieces of many colors
12/11/2014
HEY SAM:  You mentioned “shocking” the muscles when you work out and doing different exercises. Does that mean that every time you work out, it’s good to always change your workout, or should... read more
green apple on bright green background, wrapped in tape measure
11/27/2014
How to Stay Lean Over the Holidays: If you’re like me, it’s impossible to turn away rocky road, cobbler, and Toll House cookies, especially if they’re homemade and offered by a hunky spouse in a... read more
11/13/2014
Many people drink alcohol, eat ice cream, and smoke cigarettes. All of these habits affect health negatively by reducing energy levels and taxing the body. What about these bad habits that die... read more
11/11/2014
Eduardo Urbina learns that each boulder is a problem to be solved.

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bottom soles of several running shoes
01/30/2015
HEY SAM:  I am thinking about buying cross-training shoes to use in the gym. Is there anything specific I should look for in cross-training shoes? ~Bob, Los Angeles As with men, it’s... read more
blue tape measure atop glass bathroom scale
01/25/2015
Last year, I wrote about body mass index (BMI) and some better ways to calculate body fat percentage. Today I’m going to talk about how tracking your body measurements can be a really motivating... read more
sepia-toned image of woman sleeping soundly on pillows in bed
01/16/2015
The bedroom is for two (and only two) things: sleep, and “satisfying” sex. That’s according to Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, a sleep research specialist who spoke at LA Times Magazine’s ... read more
two-lane road curving through white sand dunes
01/02/2015
For nearly a decade, I’ve specialized in training entertainment execs and celebrities, so I know that staying in shape while traveling is one of the biggest challenges they face. It’s also the... read more
footprints in sand with text "It's time to get moving..."
01/01/2015
New Year’s resolutions fail. I know, because I’ve made them and none of them worked out. Why? Perhaps I didn’t want them bad enough. Or I forgot about them. We want change but we don’t want to expend... read more
jumbled jigsaw puzzle pieces of many colors
12/11/2014
HEY SAM:  You mentioned “shocking” the muscles when you work out and doing different exercises. Does that mean that every time you work out, it’s good to always change your workout, or should... read more
green apple on bright green background, wrapped in tape measure
11/27/2014
How to Stay Lean Over the Holidays: If you’re like me, it’s impossible to turn away rocky road, cobbler, and Toll House cookies, especially if they’re homemade and offered by a hunky spouse in a... read more
11/13/2014
Many people drink alcohol, eat ice cream, and smoke cigarettes. All of these habits affect health negatively by reducing energy levels and taxing the body. What about these bad habits that die... read more
10/30/2014
In 2006, my blood pressure tested higher than normal and my doctor ordered me off all caffeine. At the moment he issued this edict, I nodded along in happy agreement (maybe it was just the ... read more

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