Worried About Getting Sick? Get Some Exercise!

Worried about catching the latest virus or flu? We all have been very well- informed of the importance of proper, thorough and frequent handwashing to help keep germs at bay, but did you know regular moderate exercise has been shown to reduce your risk of getting sick, too? Exercising can help prevent illnesses: Studies have […]

The Problem with Abs

My teenage sons like to walk around the house showing off their “six-packs.” But when a coach recently told one of them, despite his ripped abs and well-defined muscles, that he needed a stronger core for a faster and more powerful kick, he was dumbfounded. Unfortunately, there are many problems with traditional ab workouts like […]

Want to Win at Swim (or Soccer or Lax)? Get More Sleep

Have you ever caught your son playing Fortnite at midnight with his friends after he “went to bed at 9?” Or pleaded with your daughter, “Please put the phone down and go to bed!”? Not that this happens in my house, but…. more and more studies offer powerful data that lack of sleep tonight could […]

Fitness Trends for 2020

Is getting in shape on your list of New Year’s resolutions? American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) publishes an annual list of fitness trends (defined as behaviors that have staying power),that might entice you to try something others find effective. Here are a few of the hottest fitness trends for 2020 : #1 Wearable technology  […]

CBD Oil for Health and Fitness

I Tried CBD Coffee and Here’s What Happened.. CBD is everywhere! You may have seen it marketed as an add-in to your green smoothies or as a topical for pain-relief. I was curious so I ordered myself some CBD coffee and tried it out. Here’s what I found… Not all CBDs are the same. Cannabidoil […]

How to Live to 96 1/2

Over this past Christmas break week, I visited my grandmother in the hospital. She was admitted with a fever and dehydration. She’s doing just fine now, but I spent many hours over a few days with her. Amid the flurry of nurses and aides and specialists who were in and out of her room, many […]

Stand Up For Yourself!

Next time you’re on the checkout line at the grocery store, look around you. How many people are standing with their weight to one side, with one knee bent and the other straight, like they are holding an invisible infant on their hip? I’ll bet just about everyone, including you! So how are your hips […]

Clear the Clutter. Clear Your Mind.

How many times do you lose your car keys amid that pile of “To Dos” on your desk? Or spend extra time looking through your purse to find your keys? Or miss the deadline for Bingo Night so you and your family miss out again this year? I could go on, but then you’d know […]

Health Benefits of Gratitude

My family faced a lot of upheaval in 2014. We moved into a small rental for 8 months while we renovated our old home and at the same time I received health news that resulted in three surgeries in 6 months. The last one was one year ago this week. The good news is that […]

Want a Beach-Ready Body? Get Some Sleep!

After our recent family vacation, I’ve been thinking about the importance of sleep. More specifically, I’m considering the implications of lack of sleep. One morning, midway through our trip, I was so tired that I walked into an open glass shower door, leaving me with a nasty bump and an ugly bruise! After a little […]