Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

What a year we have had, starting with the Covid – 19 scare beginning last winter, through way too many illnesses and deaths because of it, the unrest over businesses and schools opening and closing, then the intense election, different (to say the least) holiday season, and now this frightening and disruptive civil unrest! Is… Read more

Bring Your Best Self to the Holidays

It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Even in the best of times the holidays are a time of mixed emotions and extra stress for most of us. There may be happy celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories.  There may also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have died, and an… Read more

8 Good Reasons to be a Plant-Based Eater

A diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains has several benefits when it is nutrient dense, which means that processing is kept to a minimum. Conversely, a diet that is “meat-free” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. Benefits can be negated when the diet isn’t paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle which… Read more

More on Core – Your Best Support System

In my last newsletter/blog, I listed some simple core exercises and some of the benefits to be gained by doing them on a regular basis. If you missed that, or need reminding, see them all again right here. The core muscles are so important to the overall good function of our bodies, that I think… Read more

Moving the Center: Core Training -5 Benefits, 5 Exercises

It’s an analogy of sorts. Just as in the colder months we move closer to the “hearth,” the center of our homes, gathered around the fireplace or in the kitchen where it’s warm, the time is also good to invest some exercise energy into the center of our bodies – the core. The core actually… Read more

The Where and How of Organic Foods

Recently I wrote about the importance of consuming mostly organic foods. If you missed that piece, you can catch up with it right here. Organic food is more expensive than conventionally grown food, for sure. Hopefully, that will change as more and more people opt for really clean food for their bodies. For now, here… Read more

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