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…

Are  Sit-ups Pointless?

Are Sit-ups Pointless?

For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we want to work on our core is doing sit-ups, or crunches. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles that can produce the oft-times desired “6 pack” of rippled muscle in our midsection. But there is much more to…

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Question:  Do you always know when you are being tempted?  If you answer “yes” to that, does that also mean that you are the only one who is responsible for all the times that you succumb?  As the guilt piles on, do you then feel like a failure?  Or is…

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Let me get this out up front.  Often setting health and fitness goals involves losing weight and exercising more.  When we are deciding what our “new me” is going to look like, what do we to compare it to?  Sometimes, we look around at others and decide that we would…

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Having just returned from a long-postponed road trip, I was unceremoniously reminded that car or plane travel can cause us (me) to stiffen up.  It’s great to get away, but having no choice but to hold one position for hours on end can mean needing some time to get the…