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…

Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?
Mindset

Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?

Many, many studies have shown that getting more exercise is good for our brain.  It releases endorphins that elevate our mood and sense of well-being, increases circulation in the brain that leads to clear thinking, and alters hormones in our bodies that translate to brain health.  But can it happen the other way around?  Can…

The Mysteries of Intermittent Fasting
Health and Nutrition

The Mysteries of Intermittent Fasting

Perhaps this is a cruel time to be talking about intermittent fasting since the holidays are coming upon us.  But, there has been a lot of buzz about this lately.  Just in case you are wondering about what the hype is about, I wanted to get into it a bit, and give you different ways…

What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?
Exercise Basics | Movement

What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like A, D, E, and K.,…