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Sheila Kalas

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article earlier in the year investigating if some of us are genetically wired to hate exercise. The article looked at both physiological and psychological factors that affect our feelings... more

May 1, 2013 6:30 PM Community

I have been asked by several readers to address the following question: How much is enough, in regards to working out? This question is not directed so much as to how long I should be working out each time I do workout, but rather, how... more

Feb 28, 2013 9:28 PM Community

So, you made a resolution to workout, to lose weight, to be healthier. Good for you. Now, how do you keep it? As a rule, I don’t like resolutions. They set most of us up for failure. What I do like is a plan – a plan that has time... more

Feb 1, 2013 4:29 PM Community

Got your attention, didn’t I? Here’s how you do it: stand up really straight, pull your shoulders back and suck your gut in. That’s it. No, you didn’t actually lose 10 pounds, but you look like you did.Unfortunately, this... more

Nov 2, 2012 2:53 PM Community

The cycle of what is in style is never ending, be it hem lines, cut of a suit, make-up, hair, shoes, food, music, diets and even exercise. The latest hot thing comes and goes, and if you wait long enough, it comes back.Currently,... more

Jul 3, 2012 7:19 PM Community

As a personal trainer for over 20 years, I know that exercising regularly dramatically improves your overall health and quality of life. I also know that exercising regularly does not prevent you from having aches, pains and injuries.... more

May 31, 2012 6:13 PM Community

There is not yet a computerized substitute for working out and eating right –– if you want to be fit and healthy, you still have to do it yourself. However, there is an abundance of computer and smart phone technology that can help... more

May 3, 2012 8:57 PM Community

Lexington, KY - Being focused on your personal fitness and health is pretty normal for this time of year. This self-focus should prove beneficial and if continued, should pay big health dividends in your future. In addition... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:09 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - The push for Americans to increase the amount of physical activity they do is not new. For the last several years, the news regarding the skyrocketing obesity rates, as well as the fears of aging, loss... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - How hard should I workout to burn the most calories and get fit? Convincing you that a particular product or workout is the best answer for the above question is big business; unfortunately, many of the... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Proper nutrition is an important component to our physical health. All the exercise in the world will not make up for poor nutritional habits.Summer is a great time to discuss nutrition. The plethora... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Alright, summer is here. As you dust off and put on your shorts, T-shirts and even your bathing suit, you may see some of that toll our long, cold winter took on your body. If you are a few shades lighter... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Muscle is the key to a vital, healthy and independent life as we age," according to Miriam Nelson, director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention,... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - by sheila kalas | fitness ColumnistLet's be honest. Most of us exercise, or contemplate exercising, to either maintain our current weight or lose weight. I believe if there were a pill to accomplish... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - This has been a long, cold winter that made many things difficult, including working out. But before the warmer weather approaches in the coming weeks, it's a good idea to look at your exercise gear prior... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - It's hard to separate January from New Years resolutions; they seem to be synonymous. For quite some time January has been the month to start fresh, to get rid of all those bad habits and adopt new, healthy... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - As fall gives way to winter, those of us who do a lot of outdoor activity feel a sense of sadness. We know that with shorter, colder days, the opportunity for easy outdoor running, walking and cycling... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Helping people get the most out of every workout is my job as a trainer. People are busy; they want to burn the most calories in the least amount of time -generally with the least amount of discomfort.This... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Have you ever heard the saying, "a rising tide raises all ships?" I believe this saying to be true in many situations, including health and fitness. I have been in the health and fitness business for... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - There is a misconception out there that exercising regularly guarantees that you will not be overweight, or that you will lose weight. The truth is regular exercise is the best way to maintain your body... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture