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Fitness Friday: Taping and Wrapping Athletic Injuries

Taping and Wrapping Athletic Injuries An injury can happen to anyone, whether you’re playing hoops at the local gym or simply out for a jog. In fact, it is highly likely that anyone who participates in a physical activity of sorts will sustain some kind of injury, if not multiple injuries over a lifetime. Among the top work-out related injuries…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: The 365 Day Challenge

Are you ready for the 365 Day Challenge? There are no start-up packages, no membership fees and the results are practically instantaneous. Even better, your satisfaction is guaranteed! After all, I rarely meet someone who wants to stop living healthy and go back to a life of yo-yo diets, starvation/binge cycles and emotional eating patterns. But, that doesn’t stop many…

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Menu Monday: Homemade Salad Dressings

Get off the Ranch with Homemade Salad Dressings As the weather becomes warmer, eating some sort of salad becomes almost a daily ritual for me. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, salads satisfy my craving for something light and refreshing. The other reason I love salads is because of the enormous variety of toppings that can be thrown…

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Fitness Friday: Outdoor Cycling Workout

Sure, spin class feels killer, but outdoor cycling may require you to work even harder, according to a study in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Plus, “there’s something really nice about covering distance and being in the fresh air and sunshine,” says Jim Rutberg, a cycling expert for Carmichael Training Systems and Strava in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He created…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: “What If” > “If Only”

If only. If only I could get up in the morning. If only I could resist the cheese dip. If only I could leave work earlier. If only I had a more predictable schedule. If only my spouse was more supportive. If only my kids were older. If only my kids were younger! There is seemingly no end to the…

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Menu Monday: Breakfast on the Go!

BREAK! FAST! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day for good reason. Starting your day off with a healthy, filling breakfast has tremendous benefits including but not limited to: Gives you energy to start your day Jumpstarts your metabolism Prevents you from overeating later in the day Helps stabilize Blood Sugar Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol Though eating…

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Fitness Friday: Summer Exercise

Turn Down the Heat for Summer Exercise Whether you welcome warmer, sunnier days or decide to hibernate in the air conditioning all summer, exercising in the heat needs a little extra attention. Stay safe this summer and turn down the heat with these tips.   Dress the Part. A great workout doesn’t depend on the latest active wear trends, but…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: The “Secret” of Successful Professional Athletes Pt. 2

Peyton Manning. Serena Williams. Hank Aaron. Q: ASIDE FROM BEING PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES, WHAT DO THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN COMMON? A: EACH OF THESE RECORD SETTING PLAYERS HAVE WELL SURPASSED THEIR PREDICTED CAREER EXPECTANCY. In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 of “The ‘Secret’ of Successful Professional Athletes” where we looked at several habits that can enhance our day-to-day performance…

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Menu Monday: Lemon Herb Salmon

Lemon Herb Salmon We know the myriads of health benefits of eating fish. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish, especially fatty fish, at least two times a week (a serving is 3.5 ounce cooked, or about ¾ cup of flaked fish). Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids,…

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Fitness Friday: 5 Ways to Give Your Walk a Boost

Give Your Walk a Boost The next time you fasten your dog’s leash or lace up your sneakers for a walk, listen closely. You may hear two little words coming from your body to you: thank you. After all, that simple 30-minute walk gives your body a gift. A daily walk lowers blood pressure, strengthens bones, increases serotonin and improves…

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