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The Jacksons, Week 22: What's Better Than Meeting Goals? Beating Them!

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A steady stream of electronica through my ear buds and a boost of self-confidence helped quell my...
I aimed to finish the race in at least 48 minutes; however, I crossed the goal of my first 5K competition in about 43. And, in my mind, because of that, I won, even if I was far from nabbing first place.

The Drevitches, Week 22: The Sledding Hill Workout

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Benjamin, embarking on another climb up the sledding hill. Photo courtesy Gary Drevitch I am...
I am profoundly ambivalent about my family's annual ski vacation.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 21: 120 Minutes

Henry takes a rare break from his workout to watch the cupcakes bake. Credit: Amy Hatch
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Looking to drop 15 pounds in the blink of an eye? Want to slim down without fad diets? Need more exercise in your life? Want to get in at least 120 minutes of activity every week?

The Quintanas, Week 21: Pain and Emptiness

Gladys looking out over the water in the Florida Keys. Credit: Dagmara Rodriguez
When you are hurting so much that you don't know...
When you are hurting so much that you don't know where to turn, food becomes sort of a pain meter.

The Jacksons, Week 21: A Health and Fitness Code of Ethics

If practice makes perfect, Jackson is well on his way to being the next Shaun White -- at some point. Credit: Deidra Jackson I was...No lazy Saturday spent parked in front of the TV; this day, my son Jackson opted instead to grab his board and try to ride the ramps, rails and half-pipes.

The Drevitches, Week 21: We Lace Up the Skates (Well, Not All of Us)

The boys are ready to get their skate on at Chelsea Piers. Photo: Gary Drevitch When it comes to finding new sports to teach my kids, a...When it comes to finding new sports to teach my kids, a good standard is: If I don't do it, they should.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 20: Back on Track

I haven't always been on speaking terms with domesticity. As a young adult, my goal in life was to live in a big-city apartment and have a...
I haven't always been on speaking terms with domesticity.

The Quintanas, Week 20: Lack of Activity Equals Lack of Enthusiasm

Elizabeth, my oldest daughter, broke her thumb a few months ago. She hasn't been the same since.
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Elizabeth, my oldest daughter broke her thumb a few months ago. She hasn't been the same since.

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