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. Manage Your Energy Not Your Time!

    Human Energy is a valuable resource that can contribute to the regulation of individual emotions and behaviors to achieve desired objectives. Energy can be described as the ability to get a particular work done. Furthermore, Human beings use their personal energy to perform daily activities. this energy derives from 4 dimensions: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. People tend to fe…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Don’t Stop Resistance Training IF You Want to Lose Weight!

    (Photo by: Alora Griffiths) Why resistance train? Resistance training is critical for true fitness.  Without it, your muscles will atrophy.  If you aren’t building muscle, you are likely losing it. And if you are 20 or older, you are definitely losing muscle, unless you are working hard to build it.  Beginning at age 20, we begin naturally losing muscle mass every decade. The old cliché hol…Read More

  9. Balancing Cortisol for Weight Loss and Health

    (Photo by: Christopher Campbell)   Some have called Cortisol the “master” of all hormones.  Others curse it for its ability to wreak havoc on our body’s fragile endocrine balance.  In spite of the mixed opinions one thing is certain: cortisol is a powerful hormone necessary for life.  But if its level is not optimal in your body, your health could suffer. What is Cortisol? The hormone c…Read More

  10. Upgrade Your Warm-up

    (Photo by: Bruce Mars)   You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out.  After all, you only have so much time to exercise—“Let’s just get on with it already!  I’m in a hurry!” But warming up is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping it could have unpleasant and even dangerous results—such as muscle strain, muscle injury and pain. Oh yeah, and a pro…Read More