I was at my medical provider the other day waiting for my turn for an MRI test. I shared the lobby with over 100 people. As I looked around, for the first time I noticed something odd. About 80% of the people in the lobby were overweight. I found a seat, the only seat. It […]
The title may be a little aggressive but your body asked me to tell you that. Why? Every day, more and more research comes out about the benefits of yoga. You may have heard yoga is good for depression, lowering stress and anxiety, reducing inflammation, etc., etc., but maybe despite the endless benefits, you’re still hesitant […]
Grains cause more harm than you think. They are addictive, prevent nutrient absorption, cause gastrointestinal upset and obesity.
It seems to be an almost daily occurrence I am hearing or reading about correlations between specific consumables and better health, whether it is the acai berry, resveratrol or the previously disparaged coconut oil. While some “superfoods” wax and wane in popularity, the benefits of consuming tea continues to intrigue academics, medical professionals and the […]
“Don’t forget to breathe, girls!” Growing up I took dance lessons from Dancey Nancy, the only dance teacher in our small, rural town. This was before yoga was trendy, and I would guess it still hasn’t reached the cornfields of Indiana quite yet. “Don’t forget to breathe,” Nancy would always remind us in her peppy […]
Sometime ago I read an article in the New York Times about the impact of cycling on one’s nether region. Though the article noted discomfort in the genital area of women, scientists mainly focused on erectile dysfunction. The study cited was even titled “Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis,” clearly concentrating on men’s […]
There was a time when I thought I knew what it meant to be healthy. I was younger then and much thinner too. I swam five hours per day, 5 days per week, lifted weights three times per week and competed on weekends. I loved training, especially the long, grueling, descending interval sets, when I […]
Recently, I had a conversation with some girlfriends about working out and specifically doing push-ups. One friend invited us to do a push up program where you start out doing as many as you can and build up to 100 (even if you can’t do 1 it’s designed to build you up to 100 over […]