1. YOU Healthy: It’s Time for a New Beginning

    Spring is a time of new beginnings.  As the world wakes up from its long sleep, our minds feel energized, refreshed and ready to celebrate.  Does your body feel the same way?   If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling to keep up with your mind. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. That’s w…Read More

  2. Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

    When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind:  frailty.  Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness.  They probably walk slowly, move carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things themselves. What is it?   It’s muscle loss, otherwise…Read More

  3. It’s Easter!  Back Away Slowly…

      The warm breezes of spring mean that Easter is around the corner!  After the heavy colors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the bright, cheerful colors of spring are a welcome sight.  But the cheerful colors are not limited to flowers and eggs. There is no escaping the onslaught of sugar that threatens us at every turn.  From jelly beans to chocolate bunnies, empty calories a…Read More

  4. Stress Busters for Tax Day

    It’s that time of year again:  tax season. If you are like many people, you feel increased stress around April 15.  Tensions can run high from the pressure of getting the forms filed on time or coming up with the funds to pay your (hopefully not too big) tax bill.   But you owe it to yourself to keep your stress under control as much as possible.  When your body is subjected to ongoing stres…Read More

  5. Is This Energy-Drainer Keeping You Stuck?

      It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals.   It’s called clutter and each of us has it in our lives.  This can be physical clutter or mental clutter. The insidious nature of clutter is this:  it establishes itself so gradually and entrenches itself so deeply, that we don’t even consciously kn…Read More

  6. Spring Cleaning: Time to Throw Out The Excuses

    Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does.  When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to throw open the windows and let the rebirth all around us revitalize our homes and our spirits. Because it seems natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with ou…Read More

  7. Fast Weight Loss

    Let’s be honest, most of the time you think about weight loss, you’re thinking about how to lose weight fast. If you’re truthful, that means you’re going for the strategy that involves eating the least amount of calories as you possibly can, for as long as possible. This Kamikaze method of fast weight loss can work, but often backfires with weight re-gain or just not lasting more than a fe…Read More