From Negative to Positive

Too nervous to join a gym? Don’t know how to get started? Think you can’t do it? Feel like you don’t have time for exercise? Then you are thinking of every reason not to work out. You can come up with dozens of excuses, and ...Read the rest

Ever since I was a young, curly-headed child, I have been a very reluctant fruit and vegetable eater. When my husband and I started growing vegetables in our garden last year, I slowly began to come around. While I’m still no fan of the okra my husband can’t live without, ...Read the rest

Yep, it is almost Mother’s Day! We know you all are always-ahead-of-the-game kind of people, so we are certain you have not waited this long to do, make or buy something for the mothers in your lives! But just in case we were wrong… (or, you ...Read the rest

Earth Day: Tips to Help Keep the Earth and You Healthier

Today is Earth Day and, interestingly, many of the things you can do to help keep the Earth healthy can also help keep you healthy. We have compiled a short list of things you can do to protect the Earth and local wildlife that will ...Read the rest

Liquid Disaster

Liquid diets can be disastrous! These diets work better for people who are morbidly obese and, for health reasons, have limited options. And even then, they should only be used under close medical supervision. Some facts to consider prior to beginning a liquid diet: If ...Read the rest

Too Good To Be True

Do you need to lose weight, tone up, or shape up?  First, avoid fad diets, potions, pills & creams.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is.  You can’t lose dramatic amounts of weight in a short period of time – at least ...Read the rest

Combating ZAD (Zumba Anxiety Disorder)

Like most people who have never tried group exercise classes, I must admit that I entered my first Zumba class with a fair amount of fear and trepidation.  Added to that was my complete lack of dance (or even coordinated movement) ability.  But as the ...Read the rest

Treading Onward

The most popular cardio piece in any gym is the treadmill.  Treadmills are also top sellers for home gyms.  They allow you to take a walk or run in any weather, at any time of the day or night. Walking is great for calorie burning ...Read the rest

Oh, My Aching Joints!

Many people (including me) suffer from a variety of joint problems from stiffness and inflexibility to minor and major pain. If this is true for you, you may need to consult a doctor before starting an exercise program. However, if you want to gain movement ...Read the rest

Lies…Lies…All Lies!

Gym members and personal training clients often allow common misconceptions to get in the way of reaching their fitness goals. Following are just a few of those: Aerobic (cardio) exercise is all I need to lose weight. Wrong! Good exercise programs for weight loss should ...Read the rest