HEALTH & WELLNESS

My Turn: Personal stories by Health section readers

My Turn is a forum in which readers can recount a personal health or fitness experience.

  • Sometimes it's not about the swift

    Sometimes it's not about the swift

    When I stood on the starting line of the Los Angeles Marathon this spring, my main objective was to beat my husband. This was to be John's first marathon and my 10th. After years of track and cross-country, where I learned to jab with my elbows and spit neatly between my front teeth, I'd discovered...

  • My Turn: The hand that rocks the cradle can shake up the diet

    My Turn: The hand that rocks the cradle can shake up the diet

    I have always loved helping people achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be. However, recently I have noticed that the small children of many of my clients are eating more sugar and fat-laden foods than ever before. As a result, these children have more health problems, which may include...

  • Poetry in motion

    Poetry in motion

    Or, how I used the Bard to shed the lard.

  • My Turn: A new cause with every breath he takes

    My Turn: A new cause with every breath he takes

    A diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lungs, carries with it a sobering reality. But also new challenges.

  • He's got religion, set on frappe

    He's got religion, set on frappe

    When I open the freezer, out spill industrial-sized bags of spinach, blueberries and chopped bananas from Costco. Inside the pantry, protein powder and barley and large sacks of organic SuperGreens ("made from the purest probiotic greens grown on high-altitude volcanic rich soil") are blocking...

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