Keep Moving to Keep Pooping

Walking is essential to making your colon work! Okay – it sounds a little gross, but today is about poop.  Really. One of the body’s most important functions is to get rid of waste.  If you can’t get rid of it all kinds of nasty things happen as discussed in this video from Everyday Health. …

Diets for Kids? Vogue Article Backlash

Should kids be on a diet? This week’s Everyday Health video with fitness expert Jillian Michaels really got me thinking.  She discusses Vogue magazine’s April edition article about a mom who put her 7-year-old daughter on a restrictive diet and derided her about what she ate and how she looked.  Jillian sought the opinion of…

Stress: A Sticky Situation

Stress Makes Sticky Platelets Most of us know stress causes your body to react in a “Fright or Flight” manner.  Your heart rate increases, cortisol is produced, and – you might be surprise to learn – your blood gets more sticky. One of the body’s more ingenious reactions to a threatening situation is to make…

How To Choose the Best Massage For You

Swedish or Deep Tissue? Which massage is right for you? Massage is a great stress reliever and an excellent way to find your Moment of Ahhh…, but which type should you choose? Need help deciding? Check out this new video from Jillian Michaels –  one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country.…

Find A Moment of “Ahhh”: Stress Management Tip

Take time to relax and let your body recover! When was the last time you allowed yourself to relax to the point you said, “Ahhhh…”? Hectic schedules, demands of work and home, and the never-ending barrage of information creates stress.  One of the best ways to reduce stress, and decrease the amount of cortisol in…