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Articles

Over the years, Cord has written extensively for newspapers and magazines on a wide variety of health and fitness topics. Since May of 1998, he has written a weekly column entitled “Fit and Healthy” for the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper located in Woodland Park, Colorado. The selection of articles below is a small sampling of over 800 columns that Cord has written for the Courier. To view his latest column, go to http://pikespeakcourier.net/e-edition/.

 

Winter Skin Woes

Finally, winter has arrived! And all the lightweight critters have scampered south. You may have noticed that the first to abandon t...

Cuddling

So, what if you received an email or postcard inviting you to a Cuddle Party? Would you go or even know what it was? Perhaps, you wo...

Designer Babies: Daddy and Two Mommies

Last week, the FDA began deliberations on whether or not to let scientists at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland pursue a c...

Muscle and Longevity

Move over muscle-heads! Science has once again confirmed that strength training is for everyone … regardless of age. Earlier this ...

Strength Training for Everyone

I know you’re all sitting out there pondering your 2015 exercise regime and contemplating what type of fitness program you’re going...

Dancing: A Shortcut to Happiness

“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them,” said the late Austrian writer Vicki Baum. She could have added, “P...

Energy Drinks

The ongoing controversy over energy drinks came roaring back into the national spotlight last week. The parents of 14-year-old Anais Fo...

Food Addiction

It was Christmas time, 1977 and Kay Sheppard knew that something was wrong when she looked in the mirror and saw herself eating candy o...

Internet Addiction Disorder

Think you might be spending too much time on the Internet? Here’s one way to know for sure. An 18-year-old – who has been identi...

Stroke

It’s a scene that still haunts me 25 years later. A woman, only 62 years-old, lying in bed in a nursing home in diapers, barely able ...

Sitting is Bad For You

If you are one of the many who detest working yourself to a frazzle at the local gym, there’s good news for you coming out of Norway....

Ambitious People Unhappy, Don’t Live as Long

It sounded like a line out of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” – “Ambitious People Unhappier, Don’t Live as Long.” Instead, it...

Happy Couples

A couple had been married for 50 years and had raised 10 children. When asked the secret to the longevity of their relationship, the wi...

Laughter

Given the sorry state of the Union with massacres, wildfires, a nation-wide drought, crippling unemployment and an unrelenting assault ...

Music Therapy

A tiny infant lies in a neonatal ward. An incubator replaces the warmth of her mother’s arms; tubes filled with nutrients replace her...

The Overmedicating of America

A CNN story from last May tells the riveting tale of businesswoman Alesandra Rain, who’s martial and business problems were keeping h...

You Can Never Have Too Much Sugar

One of my favorite lines from the 1996 movie “Michael” – where John Travolta plays the Archangel – is when Michael is sitting a...

Exercise and Aging

The headlines across the USA this past week that screamed – “Number of Americans living into their 90’s has tripled in the past 3...

Get In the Flow

On January 25, 1987, the New York Giants met the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. In the biggest game of his life, Phil Simms – the ...

Prescription Drug Abuse

Florida’s “Pill Mills” are back in the news. The October 25th edition of USA Today reported that federal agents had arrested a ma...

Bee Venom Therapy

Perhaps you caught the little ditty on the news last week about thousands of honey bees trapping customers and employees in a store in ...

Should You Be Concerned About Osteopenia

Mention the word osteoporosis in just about any social situation and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have at least...

Positive Affirmations

Do you struggle every year with your New Year’s Resolutions? Yea, me too! Let me share an epiphany with you. Just yesterday, a good ...

Childhood Obesity

“One of the greatest responsibilities we have as a Nation is to safeguard the health and well-being of our children,” so stated Pre...

Top Ten Reasons to Exercise

In my twenty-seven years as a certified personal trainer, I've heard every imaginable excuse for not exercising. “I’m too busy, too...