fitness

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Exercise Will Hurt You

  When was it decided that exercise could only be good for you? Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Steve Barrer argues, based on his extensive career treating exercise-related injuries, a cornucopia of his own personal injuries from exercise over the years, and ample scientific data, that we ought to change the way we think about exercise.

Instead of succumbing to what Barrer calls “the cult of exercise” that follows the mantra “no pain, no gain,” how about some common sense? His book is Exercise Will Hurt You.

New England News
1:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

North Adams Kicks Off Fitness Challenge

The challenge's logo includes a drawing of North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright.
Credit Facebook: North Adams Mayor's Fitness Challenge

North Adams is kicking off its first ever mayor’s fitness challenge. 

Mayor Richard Alcombright is one of the more than 400 people signed up to take part in the 10-week health and wellness challenge.

“I was extremely active prior to becoming mayor,” Alcombright said. “On trails, on the road, basketball…the whole nine yards. That just really stopped and I’ve gained 50 pounds. It’s not fun. So this all of a sudden became very motivational for me.”

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed January 15, 2014

"One Simple Change" By Winnie Abramsom, ND

    

  We all want to look and feel better, and One Simple Change shows us how. In this wellness guide, Healthy Green Kitchen blogger Winnie Abramson compiles 50 small changes that readers can easily make to improve their everyday well-being.

Abramson—who has a doctorate in naturopathic medicine—throws fad diets out the door in favor of age-old culinary wisdom, green living tips, cutting-edge nutrition information, and 15 simple and easy recipes.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Mo'Nique

    Comedian and multi-media powerhouse, Mo’Nique, will perform four shows at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY this weekend - two on Friday and two on Saturday.

In 1999, Mo’Nique’s career took a quantum leap once she landed the starring role as Nikki Parker on UPN’s hit television series, “The Parkers.” Mo’Nique was also the first female to host NBC’s nationally televised program, “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2002. She carried the legendary torch for three consecutive seasons. In 2010 she won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed May 8, 2013

"The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne

    Josh Hanagarne, now thirty-five, first began experiencing symptoms of Tourette’s at the age of six. For the next thirty years, Josh wrestled with that kamikaze pilot, whom he eventually nicknamed “Misty,” short for “Miss T.” The Tourette’s symptoms—verbal and facial tics, body spasms, self-inflicted punches—increased and intensified as he grew older. Moments of calm were few and far between.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed May 16, 2012

I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa

We welcome Heather Anderson and speak with her about I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa. She will be speaking and signing copies of her book at the RoeJan Library on Saturday, May 19.