12 Time and Energy Savers for Healthier Eating  

I was reminded in a conversation recently that when our seven children were still at home, the two most difficult weeks in the year were the first week of summer and the first week of school in the fall. Why?  There were always monumental shifts of lifestyle –bedtimes, wake-up times, wardrobes, time deadlines of all… Read more

Getting Started with Strength Training 

In my most recent newsletter/blog, I intended to address some of  the many benefits of strength training. Somehow in that effort, all you saw was the part about stronger bones — no small deal for sure, but there’s lots more wonderfulness to be had by weight training – regularly and vigorously working major muscle groups.  … Read more

Strength Training: Be Stronger, Leaner, Healthier

Gone are the days when lifting weights was just for body builders and professional  athletes. In fact, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults should do at least two full-body strength-training workouts a week in addition to 150 minutes a week of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. That sound way like lots more exercise… Read more

About that Exercise Program   

I’m hearing lots of cries for help these days from people wanting to turn around the “Quarantine 15” that they put on during the shelter at home time these last few months.  All those days of heightened anxiety, comfort foods to ease it, staying so close to home, and not moving enough made any kind… Read more

More on Intermittent Fasting – Time Restricted Eating

 There is plenty not to like about Covid -19 —  the increasingly  huge numbers of people who are ill, who have died, who are afraid of being afflicted by the virus, who are out of work, and who are disappointed about cancellation of major events, ( some of them pivotal),  is just the beginning of… Read more

Healthy Immune System – Part IV – Laughter!

The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in their approach .     John Morreall For better than month now, we haven’t but a blink a way from the next conversation, article, social media post, breaking news televised… Read more

Healthy Immune System Part III – Covid-19, Loss, Stress

A healthy and strong immune system can help to guard us against illness, such as the one we are facing now. The coronavirus has rudely placed itself in the center of all of our lives causing massive disruptions – social isolation, changes in work and other daily patterns, and an uncertain future on many levels…. Read more

Healthy Immune System – Part II – A Dozen Strengthening Foods

A Health Coach Friend of mine in California started her recent newsletter this way: What a stressful year this week has been! That’s a pretty good way to say that it’s been a week of lots of interruptions and reshaping priorities, activities, work, and life for everyone, and I, for one, have appreciated the opportunity… Read more

Healthy Immune System – Part I – An Overview

We’ve certainly been hearing and seeing plenty of reminders and warnings lately about the importance of frequent hand-washing and social isolation, and justifiably so!  This Corona Virus has significantly interrupted our lives, and will continue to so for some time to come. The number of disruptions to daily routines and adjustments to social interactions is… Read more

How to Not Spread Colds Around

This is the time of year when I try to not get a cold. Some years I am successful, others I am not. The average adult gets a common cold two or three times a year; children bring them home more frequently, and toddlers can get struck with a runny nose and cough up to… Read more