How Cancer Shaped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work

The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part of her time on the bench — culminating with her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.Ginsburg’s health issues became public in 1999, six years after her appointment to the Supreme Court, when she had surgery for early-stage colon cancer. Ten years later, she went through the same process for pancreatic cancer. And nearly a decade after that, the Supreme Court announced that Ginsburg had undergone surgery to have two cancerous growths removed from her left lung. She announced in July 2020 that she’d been treated earlier that year for cancerous lesions on her liver, but made clear her intentions…

This 4-Week Plan Is Designed to Help You Shed Pounds Simply by Walking and Lifting Weights

Walking can help you lose weight, but if you want results, it's important that you pair it with strength training. Enter this walking and weightlifting plan from Bonnie Micheli, an ACE-certified personal trainer and cofounder of Shred415 - it's designed to help you build lean muscle and burn more calories, the recipe for weight-loss success. To achieve that, you'll focus on getting more steps in six days a week, and add strength training on four of those days.

If you're already concerned about squeezing it all in, don't stress. "You don't need to complete all of your steps at one time," Bonnie told POPSUGAR. "Every step counts. Even if you only have 10 or 20 minutes at a time to walk, it counts!" Plus, the strength-training sessions are only 10 minutes long. As you start to build more muscle - during the four-week plan or after - you can try repeating each set two to three times for an added burn, but by that point, you'll feel more settled in a routine.

Here's what you'll need to get started: a fitness tracker, an ankle resistance band, a kettlebell, and a set of dumbbells. "If you're just starting out, try five- to seven-pound weights," Bonnie said. "If you're looking for a challenge, grab 10 to 15 pounds." Keep reading for the full plan!



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