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,…

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…

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

First, Let’s Talk About Blood Pressure Today the latest edition of the AARP Bulletin (affectionately known by us as “the rag”) arrived in our mailbox.  One of the articles mentioned that nearly half of all adult Americans and 3 out of 4 people over 60 have high blood pressure (hypertension)….

Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?
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Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?

Just looking at the question here, your automatic response could be “of course!”  After all, exercise burns calories, and calorie burn helps a person lose weight.  But there are many other things going on with walking and weight loss.  For example: Perhaps some of you have decided to get going…

Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be
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Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be

During the past year of the pandemic, many of us have been eschewing our usual haunts where we were able to take part in some exercise.  Now that things are slowly opening up again, let’s take a moment to re-appreciate what swimming can do for us.  Swimming and COVID FIRST,…

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…

Eating Your Fitness Vegetables

Eating Your Fitness Vegetables

I am sure most of us have been told to eat our vegetables first.  Then you can have dessert.  Dessert becomes the reward for slogging through what may not be as tasty to us, even though we know we should eat those nutrient-dense items.  In the long run, this is…

The Yin and Yang of Short Workouts

The Yin and Yang of Short Workouts

These days, we are in a different situation.  Many of us are trying to work out a different schedule, and are probably pretty stressed out.  Perhaps taking care of our health has slipped a bit.    Has the desire to exercise and eat healthy foods gone on the back burner? …