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

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

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

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

Building Healthy Bones – Part II

Building healthy bones is extremely important.  Minerals are incorporated into our bones during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Once we hit 30 years of age, we have achieved as much bone mass as we will ever have. If not enough bone mass is created during this time, or if bone loss occurs later in live,… Read more

Building Healthy Bones – Part I

Women, in particular, are hearing more and more these days about bone health: how to encourage it, how to maintain it, and how to regain it if, in the aging process, after age 30 or so, there has been significant bone loss. I fall into that category. I used to be 5’6 ½” and now… 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

Inflammation?? Exercise Can Help!

Inflammation in the body continues to be a hot topic in the world of health improvement. While we are familiar with inflammation on the surface of our bodies which involves local redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Another kind of inflammation that is in our bodies is powerful and necessary for our survival. In fact, it is… Read more

How to Prevent and Reverse Inflammation and Autoimmune Illness

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about  autoimmune illness and noted that one of the best ways to prevent and heal an autoimmune condition is to keep the digestive tract healthy and functioning well. If you missed all that, click here In a nutshell, the best way to not have an autoimmune disorder is to… Read more