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My Celebrity Crush(es) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Many of you already know that I have a little thing for Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen (authors of You: On A Diet and the RealAge series). Not only are they personable, ... Read on »
Motivation, Schmotivation! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body You already know WHY you should eat right and exercise. A study in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research suggests that, instead of concentrating on the why, you sh ... Read on »
Mondays Can Be Wonderful! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Got your gloves? Your scarf? Thick socks? Hat or earmuffs? Good. Go for a short walk today, preferably right after reading the Holidaily. 10 minutes is all I ask. Or, i ... Read on »
The Milk of Human Thinness by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Unless you live under a rock you've probably already heard that mother's milk is fundamental for babies. While formula prevents starvation and malnutrition, mother's milk doe ... Read on »
Arranged Marriage by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I have friends who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. They met hours before their wedding 35 years ago. Since my husband and I met in the traditional Western ... Read on »
Temple or Trailer by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In both psychology and theology, the human body is often compared to a home or other building--our bodies house our souls and our sense of self. How would you describe ... Read on »
Plan Your Down Time by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body You know the day before Thanksgiving you'll be crazy busy, either cooking or trying to clear paperwork off your desk in anticipation of the holiday. You know the Saturdays ... Read on »
Choices, Choices by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body It's 5:30a and the polls open in 30 minutes. I'm sitting here in my jeans and a sweater, trying to make a big decision right now: Do I put on foundation, lipstick and mascara ... Read on »
Want Deep Thoughts? Go get your own! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I've got nothing for you today. No quotes, no concepts, no wisdom. Are you jonesing for a fix of Truth? Then tie on your tennis shoes and get outside. This is an unfai ... Read on »
The Annual Candy Pitch by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Every year I make you do it. Today is the day. Go through the candy stash. Pick two pieces--one you love (KitKat? Peanut Butter Cup?) and one you don't (Necco wafers. ... Read on »
Reality Is Your Friend by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The stated purpose of the Holidaily is to keep us on track in avoiding the Horrible Holiday Pound. This is the extra pound of fat most American adults (and more and more A ... Read on »
The Failure of Optimism by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body "This year will be different," we tell ourselves. We will not eat two pieces of pumpkin pecan pie at Thanksgiving. We will not raid our children's plastic jack-o-lanterns fo ... Read on »
Your Genes and Your Jeans by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body "Our children are the future," says every political figure up for election this year. But in your heart and mine, we are sure the opposite is true: Our parents are the fut ... Read on »
Radiant Fitness--Is This The End? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Lately the other personal fitness trainers on one of my e-mail loops have been unhappy. Business is down because the economy is down. While, as an industry, we've been makin ... Read on »
Little "but," Big Butt by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body "But" is a dangerous word. It begins every excuse, every barrier people create in order to avoid working out. "But I don't have TIME to exercise," say the huddled mas ... Read on »
You've Got It Goin' On! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I can tell you everything that is wrong with my body without having to look. From the way my hair behaves to that odd little left pinkie toenail, I've had decades to perfect ... Read on »
To Sleep, Perchance to Lose Weight by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body We know that Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. We know that Americans are progressively becoming more and more overweight and more and more obese. Now we have g ... Read on »
Inside Out or Outside In by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When my colleagues start talking about using affirmations with their personal training clients, I try hard not to roll my eyes. I can still see Stuart Smalley in front of tha ... Read on »
On Plastic and Bariatric Surgery by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When people tell me they are considering plastic and bariatric surgeries including tummy tucks, lap-band and gastric bypass, they cringe and duck. They speak as if they are c ... Read on »
How to Cheat at Weight Loss by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Okay, I'm back at it (after having hardly begun!) I'll be posting each of my Holidailies here as well as mailing them to the subscriber list (to join sen ... Read on »