The Ultimate Food Fight

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

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?
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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

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?

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

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…