How to find an exercise group that’s right for you

One of the best ways to stay committed to working out is to find a group, gym, or club that’s a good fit for you. How do you do that? Here are a few things to consider. Ask around Know some one who does a little bit of lots of activities? Running, cycling, weight lifting, and Read More …

What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …

Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

News Flash: Exercise is good for you!

Oh, have you already heard that? Not news? Well, “exercise” can be many things to many people, from jumping jacks to kayaking to running ultra-marathons and everything in between. Seeing a super-fit athlete doing a high intensity workout may be a little intimidating. You may think, “I could never do that.” And maybe you’re right. Read More …

5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Health Now

We’ve learned a lot about the human body and staying healthy over the past 60 years. As a result, we’ve seen changes in public policy, surgeon general recommendations, and what’s considered “healthy”. This 1949 Camel cigarette commercial claims, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”   And I love watching The Twilight Zone. That was a Read More …

4 Ways In Person Shopping is Good for Your Health

Recently, my daughter and I needed something to wear to two separate family occasions, so we went shopping the old fashioned way – at a store, in person. We went through the racks of dresses, thinking about both occasions and venues and what would be appropriate for each. We picked out armfuls of dresses and then Read More …

10 Things to Do to Keep You Healthy and Happy Through the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can also be overwhelming and stressful, making it a challenge to stay happy and healthy. As always, it’s important to do what you can to take care of yourself so you can be your best. Here are 10 things to do to help you stay healthy and happy Read More …

The Hardest Part of a Workout is Showing Up

When it come to exercising, sometimes the hardest part is showing up. You may know exercise is good for you.  Maybe you really want to start exercising, but something always comes up and you can’t seem to get started. You know you really should do it. And that it takes a commitment to do it. (Read more Read More …

How Functional Fitness Can Help You Get Stuff Done

The next time you’re getting ready to work out, instead of putting on your workout clothes, grabbing your running shoes, or driving to the gym, get a functional fitness workout by doing that household project you’ve been putting off. Functional fitness and household projects? Some household project possibilities: repair a fence, wash windows, mop the Read More …

It’s November! A Great Time to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle

November is here! Leaves are changing, mornings are brisk (for some), and Thanksgiving is only weeks away. It’s a great time to commit (or re-commit) to a healthy lifestyle, to choose nutritious food and be active every day. “What?!” You may be thinking to yourself. “The holidays are coming up and that means lots of food, Read More …