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Conjuring up your inner kid

The whole time we were in South Carolina last week, this one phrase kept popping up in my mind: The Activity of Living. It was a fragment from a recent lecture by Dr. Rudy Kachmann, longtime neurologist and head of … Continue reading

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Holiday food log 25-26: 2 valuable lessons

I keep wondering if this holiday food log is a frivolous waste of both my time and yours. This is a busy time, right? Yet learning how to eat during the holidays in a way that feels enjoyable without losing … Continue reading

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How Rowan lost 40 pounds this summer

Even from 700 miles away, I can see my oldest daughter shrinking before my very eyes. The evidence is there on the workout pics she posts on Facebook. She gets a lot of exercise on her new job as a … Continue reading

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Offbeat triathlon game cures lazy-butt syndrome

Recently a friend posted on Facebook, “If I rode my bike, mowed the lawn, and then walked, does that count as a triathlon?” It was a joke, obviously. But it got me thinking about how sedentary some days can turn … Continue reading

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Janathon: Days 1-6

So much for daily Janathon updates on Twitter. I did one on New Year’s Day and that was it. I haven’t abandoned the challenge itself, though. I’m really loving the way it gets me to shake up my usual workout … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Janathon!

By Colleen, age 11 Me and mom decided to do something similar to the run streak for January. Every day you work out for the whole month. It is called (guess what?) Janathon. On New Year’s Day I did aerobic … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ Eat: Rachel Blakeman

I’d gotten away from doing “Normal People” interviews, in part because of the extra work involved but primarily because I started wondering if such beings actually existed, or whether they were just a figment of my food-obsessed imagination. An awful lot of people … Continue reading

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