Your Heart Yearns to be Active

Our bodies were built to move, not sit. Yet, getting enough activity can be difficult when you spend your day at a desk or behind the wheel. The good news is a small amount of activity can make a difference in your health. A recent study at Duke University Medical Center found walking just 30…

Tips for an Active December

Keeping up with exercise can be challenging around the holidays. You are busy, perhaps even away from home and can feel pressure to socialize rather than be active. Here are some tips to fitting it in: Take advantage of shopping. Shopping usually involves quite a bit of walking. Make the most of it. Invest in…

Holiday Party Survival Tips

It’s that time of year again, filled with parties, wonderful treats and many opportunities to overindulge. The holiday cocktail party with the buffet spread of goodies can be the most dangerous. How do you navigate a holiday party when everything is so tempting? Here are a few ideas: Eat before you go Have a healthy…

Is the Gym Making You Fat?

Are you using your membership as an excuse? Joininga gym or health club can be a great tool to becoming more active, but is it working for you?  Many people join and do well for several weeks or months, but then get busy, or bored, and stop going as frequently. Suddenly, you are out of…

Embrace Your Project

We painted our basement rec-room this weekend.  I’d forgotten how satisfying putting color on walls can be — it’s a lot of work too!  As I worked my way around the room, cutting in the trim, I couldn’t help but think of my dad. Dad was always working in his garage workshop on some project…

Too Busy To Work Out At Work? Use Chunks!

So what if you can’t make it to the gym.  Don’t deprive your body of the activity it needs – get it in small chunks of time. Research conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia found three ten-minute blocks of exercise were as beneficial as thirty minutes of activity.  Which is great news for those of…

Energize Your Life: Zumba!

Spice up your fitness routine! Looking for something to spice up your routine?  Try Zumba!  This energetic fitness program combines fun & motivating Latin music with unique dance and combinations.  Don’t worry, even non-dancers and those new to fitness will find Zumba easy, fun and effective. My mom and her friend tried it just the…

Energize Your Life: Embrace Your Chores

Summertime provides so many great opportunities to get out and get moving.  We all want to avoid the “inside fat” reported lately – the fat which forms around your internal organs and can lead to a host of health problems.  Even people who appear thin can be fat on the inside. The best way to…