The Shape We're In

Owner Candy Kinsey offers personal Pilates Instruction focusing on individual attention.

Don’t read this if you’re younger than 50.

My physician told me I am obese and must lose weight. I thought my weight was simply a cosmetic problem. What exactly does obese mean, and what medical problems might I face?

  • Aug. 26th, 2010  |
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Fitness 101

College students have discounted options for staying fit

It can be hard to fight off the freshman 15 when the $15 in your bank account can’t be spared for fitness costs.

I am a petite woman (5 feet, 4 inches) and find it very difficult to maintain my weight near the 120- to 130-pound range I am told I should fit in.

  • Aug. 19th, 2010  |
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Q: I went to see my doctor for abdominal pain. He said I may have diverticulitis. What does that mean?

  • Aug. 12th, 2010  |
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To me, seltzer water is synonymous with Three Stooges gags. Who knew that the carbonated fizzy water is also the best sodium-free alternative to diet sodas?

Q. My dad's doctor called his slurred speech episodes a “mini-stroke.” What on earth is he talking about?

  • July 29th, 2010  |
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It seems everyone is jumping on the 100-calorie bandwagon. Those ubiquitous little packages designed to help dieters with portion control offer everything from candy, cookies and popcorn to Little Debbies and even soft drinks.

Shake the habit

For better health, it’s time to loosen our grip on salt

Excess salt has been linked to a host of health problems. They range from heart disease and stroke to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney damage, vision loss and memory loss, says Allison Knott, registered dietitian at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga.

Q: If I’m sweating more while exercising or sitting in the sauna, am I losing weight faster?

  • July 22nd, 2010  |
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Spike it wet

Chattanoogans enjoy water volleyball for fun, fitness

With the smell of chlorine permeating the air, a colorful beach ball is batted back and forth across a net to the sounds of screams and laughter.

Q: What aspects of obesity contribute to surgical risk in children?

  • July 15th, 2010  |
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I've never really been one to enjoy cooking; the best thing I make for dinner is reservations.

Q: Can I be sure that a food does not have any trans fats if the label states "zero trans fat"?

  • July 14th, 2010  |
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