Climbing the Walls?  Make It Work for You!
Exercise Basics

Climbing the Walls? Make It Work for You!

I don’t know about you, but as the winter and the pandemic drag on, I find myself climbing the walls. I feel like I don’t have to elaborate.  We are all in “Plan B” (and probably C, D and E) and have been for a long time now.  Perhaps we have run out of ways…

A Day in the Life of Your Core!
Exercise Basics

A Day in the Life of Your Core!

If you have been hanging around fitness information for a while, you will know that your CORE is super important.  After some dithering about what is included in “the core”, now it is generally recognized to include all of your torso, butt, shoulders, and hips. Given that definition, it should come as no surprise that…

The Ultimate Food Fight
Health and Nutrition

The Ultimate Food Fight

Ever notice that we Americans can’t seem to feel comfortable with food? Here, I am not talking about comfort foods, but that will probably come up later.  It seems that ever since marketing and science have been flooding our experiences, we have gotten confused about the role of food in our lives.  Is it a…

2021:  The Year of the Stretch
Stretching & Flexibility

2021: The Year of the Stretch

How often do we blow off our stretches after an activity?  After all, we have done the work, it’s over, and we want to move on.  Or, we do a few stretches as a warm-up, thinking that is enough.  The thing is, stretching is just as important as the activity or workout that you do. …

Most Viewed 2020 Blog – Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Most Viewed 2020 Blog – Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?

As I started looking back at 2020 (amazing that someone would want to do that I know!), I picked out the most widely read and popular blog post.  Turns out it is about backs/back pain/ and solutions.  So I am re-releasing this one as this is obviously a very common problem and always relevant.  Catch…

Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season
Mindset

Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season

As I sat down to write a blog for this holiday season, I took a look at the ones I had written in previous years.  Advice about how to be moderate with holiday eating, how to navigate party goodies, and how to keep up with at least some exercise while being extra busy.  Wow.  Almost…