Instant Motivation

If you’re like most people, this is the time of year when you make big promises to yourself. “I’ll lose 50 pounds.” Or “I’ll run the Boston Marathon.” Or “I’ll stop drinking diet soda.” Resolving to get fit and stay healthy is one of the best things you can do for...

Don’t Put an Age Limit on Your Dreams

“Don’t put an age limit on your dreams.” That’s a quote from Dara Torres, one of my heroes and an Olympic champion. At the age of 41, she dared to enter the 2008 Olympics and swim a “kids’ race,” the 100 meter free. It’s an all-out sprint. One length of the pool....

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

The Archives of Internal Medicine recently published a study that brings hope to the millions of clinically overweight people in the world. The message? “You can be overweight and still be healthy.” Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, it is. Just like the tale of...