By Ellen Thornburg Ellen Thornburg is an Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington. She received her BA in Exercise and Sports Science and Psychology from UNC.
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    Reason #5,989,432 to Exercise Regularly

    July 9, 2013 at 5:41 am

    OK, the number is completely arbitrary. However, I am sticking to my educated notion that there are more reasons to exercise than not.

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    If You Only Do One Thing For Your Health

    April 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    There’s one important factor you cannot neglect when dealing with your health!

  • Fitness Myths Debunked

    March 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

    My apologies for being the bearer of bad news, but we have all been fooled in the world of fitness. Even the most discerning consumer of wellness tips, trends and products has been duped into believing both intentional and innocent lies in the industry. There is no need for bitterness toward the professionals in the […]

  • The Skinny on Obesity: Part IV

    February 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

    In the first three installments of this series, Mike Clark and I defined obesity and the risk factors associated with reaching its unfavorable benchmarks. We have also identified the path that leads to obesity and, thank goodness, the path that returns or diverts away from the classification. In this New Year, as many individuals will […]

  • The Skinny on Obesity: Part II

    January 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

    How did we get here? Reports on the ever-increasing obesity epidemic in our country are running rampant, so we should all know that the issue is a reality and is crippling us. In the first part of this series, my colleague Mike Clark defined what obesity is and how it can be measured. After acknowledging […]

  • How To Make A Fitness Resolution

    December 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    On January 1, 2013, will you make a resolution to better yourself through the course of the year? It is estimated that 100 million Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only a fraction will see the goal through to success. No matter the theme of your resolution, there are multiple tricks to seeing results. For […]