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Tag - John W Mitchell

Attack Weight Loss From Both Ends!

By John W Mitchell A clever wag once noted it was ironic that in the average bookstore diet books can be found somewhere between the humor and fiction sections.  While such an observation is funny, it’s no joke that when it comes to weight loss, a flanking action by exercise and diet is a great strategy.  Knowing the relationship between the two and how they tag team together is key to healthy weight loss and management.  While the general rule…

Join the Gym in Your Living Room

by John W. Mitchell This time of the year I find there is an inverse relationship between the hours of daylight and my enthusiasm for exercise. The shortest day of the year – the Winter Solstice - occurs just before Christmas. In the depths of winter I am more inclined to raise a pint and a slice of fruitcake rather than my heart rate. On days I don’t feel like exercising, rather then trying to muster myself into the cold…

Interval Training – The Magic Bullet of Exercise

by John W. Mitchell A few years ago my personal physician enrolled his entire practice in a national study to measure the effects of patient behavior modification as a form of preventative medicine. He was an older doctor who believed that patients can help themselves quite a bit with healthy lifestyle changes, such as becoming more physically active. He even took $5 off a patient’s co-pay if they would ride their bike to an appointment. It was during this study…