1. It’s 100 degrees out- here’s how to keep up your fitness.

    It’s Summer!  Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips Baby, it’s hot out there!   If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Today is the first day of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, dri…Read More

  2. 10 Ways to Torch 100 Calories

    Yeah, I know, it's not exactly super warm out for middle-of-June weather. But yesterday was June 21st, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year! But, after that, the days start getting shorter again... When life steals your exercise time, however, you do not have to forgo your workout.  If you have just a few minutes, you can burn off 100 calories, get your heart pumping f…Read More

  3. Happy Father’s Day

    I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news (because who doesn't like the bad news first): you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you? Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked. It just won't. The reason is that more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities keep piling on, but the harder you try to do ever…Read More

  4. Learn the one way to continue to exercise your mind…even after formal education.

    The end of the school year is always a time of relief. After months of reading and learning and working under pressure, finally, it’s break time. The mind can relax and not have to think about anything. Ahhhh. Blessed idleness. Either for you or your kids. Idleness after an intense period of work or study is fine—even helpful and rejuvenating.  But ongoing idleness is never a good idea.  I…Read More

  5. Don’t overthink this.

    Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment.   Commitment means that you are in it for the long haul.  Commitment rises above bad days, hectic schedules and volatile emotions.  Commitment hangs in there when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you d…Read More

  6. Get Un-stuck for Mother’s Day

    This is for you, Moms.  In fact, whether you are a mom or not, this is for all the women out there who feel trapped in a cycle of, “One day, I am going to eat healthy, lose weight and really take care of myself.” It’s time to get un-stuck, and we are here to help. We know that it is hard to find time to focus on you.  And when you finally do take some time for yourself, you probably have a…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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