Taking the Guilt Out of Chocolate

Taking the Guilt Out of Chocolate

It’s that time of year again.  Holidays, winter, outdoor activities, and indoor projects like settling in with a good book.  These events can put our focus onto many special foods, including the loveliness that is chocolate.  These days we are more apt to find chocolate in special candies, cookies, cakes,…

When Calories Don’t Count

When Calories Don’t Count

Statistics have shown that at any given time, 40% of us are on a diet.  Many others may be watching calories anyway.  Probably most of us think about calories quite a bit.  Remember the days when it was all about “calories in and calories out”? Those days are gone.  There’s…

Posture Can Be an Afterthought

Posture Can Be an Afterthought

I’m just like you.  I slouch at my computer or while watching TV, forget to stand up straight when standing in line at the grocery store or movies, or don’t take inventory of my body when I am doing chores around the house.  I can go for days without paying…

Artificial Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

Artificial Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

Many of us take advantage of artificial sweeteners in order to cut calories.  It seems that mostly we like to consume them in sodas, which fill us up because of the fizziness, and gives us a bit of sweetness at the same time.  In this way, we can also seemingly…

Beating the Boredom of Cardio Machines 

Beating the Boredom of Cardio Machines 

This blog is for those of you that have a difficult time feeling warm and fuzzy about your cardio machine experience.   Or, perhaps because of overwhelming feelings of dread, the experience never even happens. Or, this blog can also apply if you are pretty regular but have times when you…

Does Your Spine Have a Strategy?
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Does Your Spine Have a Strategy?

Wait…what?  Isn’t it YOU that needs to have a spine strategy?  For sure!  But, your spine has its own mission, which is important to recognize.  Then, you can work together “for best results.”  Hang in…this will all come together at the end. Your Spine’s Strategies Your spine’s list of strategies…

When It’s Hard To Find the Time

When It’s Hard To Find the Time

Time.  We all have it, but we all don’t have it.  Time is a funny thing.  It seems to fly, to drag, or even be viewed as an adversary that we have to control or conquer. At one time or another, we will all say, “I don’t have time.”  Or,…

Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Ever notice that the advertising we see for fitness products has extremely fit people either sweating it out and loving it, or standing around at the gym looking great?  There is even an implied sexiness about it. As we all know…sex sells. What gives here?  Are we supposed to aspire…

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

There are definitely some traps that we can fall into when trying to improve our eating and exercise habits.  How many of us have started out with great ideas about eating better and exercising more, only to falter and inadvertently end up abandoning the effort?  In response to this, we…

Core and Arms – Together at Last

Core and Arms – Together at Last

Most of us like to save time, right?  And now with the powers that be breathing down our necks to make sure we do resistance training at least twice a week, you may find that’s it’s all a bit much.  After all, you may already be doing your best to…