November 27, 2019

What Happens When You Shop Local

Here’s what happens when you “shop local.”

1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $87 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a natio...

November 18, 2019

The answer is always NO if what you have is contagious! While it’s generally ok to exercise with a mild illness, keep in mind that you might spread germs to others and cause them to become ill.

Below is some good advice from our friends at WebMd if you are thinking abo...

November 12, 2019

Regularly stretching the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine is an important element of all back exercise programs. Stretches designed to alleviate neck and back pain are likely to be prescribed by a doctor, physical therapist, or spine specialist.

Be...

June 4, 2019

We hear it a lot. 

"I want a stronger core but I can't get on the ground to do sit ups." Guess what? You don't have to! This month we have put together a core strengthening workout that you can do standing up. 

Let's start with some anatomy. I say core and you say... app...

March 25, 2019

Often when people think of exercise, they imagine strenuous activities such as running, biking or long weightlifting sessions — the ones that make you breathe hard, drip with sweat or make you unbearably sore. But there are many types of exercise, and although cardiova...

February 25, 2019

Too many people who begin exercising fall out of the habit within the first six months—even after a health crisis such as a heart attack or a diagnosis of diabetes, nearly everyone will pay attention to instructions about diet and exercise, but not for long. Once you b...

January 2, 2019

10.  Drink less

  9.  Travel more

  8.  Get more sleep

  7.  Tied for 7th place: 

       Spend more time with family

       Put the smartphone down more often

  6.  Spend less - save more

  5.  Learn something new

  4...

November 26, 2018

I don't know about you but I tend to get wound a little too tight around the holidays. Every year I tell myself I am going to say no to more things, spend less and eat better. I am happy to say that I do better every year but there is room for improvement! I have combe...

October 22, 2018

Breast cancer by the numbers

It is the most common cancer among women in the U.S..

Women in the U.S., have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer

Every 2 minutes a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S.

In 2018 more than 260,000 new...

September 23, 2018

Good for the Brain

A study in British Columbia compared two groups of women between ages 65 and 75. One group did strength training with weight machines or dumbbells once or twice a week. The other did toning and balance exercises. After a year, tests showed the first g...

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