Annoying Belly Fat and What to Do About It

Men call it a “beer belly” or a”middle-aged-spread.” Women call it the “blessing of menopause” or the “reminder of child-bearing,” or the “result of lessened amounts of estrogen.”  Gender-specific issues aside, as people go through their middle years, the rate at  which our body uses calories decreases, making it more of a challenge to maintain… Read more

Weight Training: Better Fitness, Better Health – Part II

“Every decade, starting in your mid 30s, you lose a percentage of muscle, which affects your metabolism, balance, and ability to brace yourself in the event of an injury.”                            – Larysa DiDio, certified personal trainer and contributing fitness editor to Prevention Magazine…. Read more

Weight Training: Better Fitness, Better Health – Part I

I’ve been physically very active since 1978. I quit smoking then, and took up regular running, or jogging, as we called it in those days. In 1994 a couple of my grown daughters talked me into joining a masters swimming group. “You’ll love this, Mom!” one of them said. I still swim regularly, though both… Read more

Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part II

It is true, I think, that good health does not as often happen in a great big overhaul of diet and lifestyle as it does in just staying attentive to what we eat and how we  spend our time day in and day out, making smart modifications as we go along. Regular, incremental steps gradually… Read more

Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part I

Spring is definitely my favorite season of the year. It’s arrival, though late this year, was especially wonderful after the most brutal winter in recent memory. It’s just so wonderful to go outside in sandals and with no coat! I’m guessing that you may be feeling much the same – gearing up for more activity… Read more

There Will Be a Spring – Start Exercising Now!

It has been a brutal winter in this country for sure!  Now that it is March, I dare to believe that in a few short weeks, I’ll be hiking around my neighborhood once again, and starting up again on my bike, and, in general, feeling much more friendly about the idea of exercising than I… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Tired All the Time? 5 Things That Sabotage Your Energy

Do you constantly feel exhausted and drained?  Do you wake up tired, struggle through the day, and count the hours until you can crawl into bed at night? I know the feeling VERY well. I struggled with fatigue for years and it was HARD! I lacked focus with my work and the energy to fully… Read more

Here Come the Holidays!  5 Tips for Enjoyment with No Weight Gain

It’s a fact that Americans gain about one to two pounds during the holidays.  This may not sound dramatic, but according to the research it adds up over the years. Still, there are ways to avoid holiday weight gain.  Consider these 5 tips Tip #1:  Don’t Skip Meals If you are “saving” your appetite for… Read more

5 Tips to Help End Nighttime Grazing

A very often-heard issue that I hear in my Health Coaching Practice is that of night-time grazing. It’s a tough habit to kick, for sure, because so much tension and tiredness from the day follows us into the evening, and well, what’s a person to do but have a snack, and another snack, and, sure,… Read more