EVERYTHING IS HELPED BY EXERCISE

Spring has arrived, and the month of May is blooming with a myriad of health observances.  May health promotions include:

  • Allergy and Asthma Awareness
  • Arthritis Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Osteoporosis Prevention Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month

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Cancer Control Month & Alcohol Awareness Month

April is the month when we fully welcome Spring, when the weather and the   energy shift, and nature supports new growth.  This can mean re-evaluating our thoughts, beliefs, and habits so we can make health-supporting choices. Read more

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month.  There is so much confusing and conflicting information about nutrition, many consumers simply throw in the fork and eat whatever whenever, convinced that trying to “eat healthy” is too hard, and that scientists will change their minds about what’s healthy anyway.  Read more

To the Heart of the Matter

February is a month to “take heart”.  In the heart of winter’s short days, long nights, cold winds, and post-holiday weariness, it is easy to become disheartened.  However, it is vitally important to reconnect with your spirit, recommit to your goals, and reclaim your whole self. Read more

Instead of a New Resolution ~ A New Perspective

Traditionally, this is the time of year for new resolutions.  Usually made with  determination and fresh hope, these resolutions are often wavering in February, and melting away with the last snow of March.  Perhaps the goals were unrealistic, or the expectations  hindered by perfectionism.  Maybe “all or nothing” thinking made it easier to give up altogether. Read more

Instead of a New Resolution ~ A New Perspective

Traditionally, this is the time of year for new resolutions.  Usually made with  determination and fresh hope, these resolutions are often wavering in February, and melting away with the last snow of March.  Perhaps the goals were unrealistic, or the expectations  hindered by perfectionism.  Maybe “all or nothing” thinking made it easier to give up altogether. Read more

Love, Peace, and Healing for the Holidays

Turn on any news report these days and you’ll be deluged with predictions of “the worst holiday season in decades”.  In addition to forecast of economic decline, are reports of increases in depression, anxiety, and “holiday blues”. Read more

Balance, Blessings and Gratitude

As the holiday season approaches, many of my clients and readers express some measure of anxiety around dealing with the over abundance of food and beverages.  Here are some key elements to remember:
1.  Moderation and Balance
2.  Avoid “All or Nothing” Thinking
3.  Keep Moving
4.  Maintain an “Attitude of Gratitude” Read more

Fall into Fitness – Autumn Book Review

As the weather changes from hot, humid, and rainy to crisp and clear, getting outside to walk, jog, bike or rollerblade becomes more pleasant.  However, autumn does bring its own set of fitness challenges with fewer daylight hours and approaching   holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah filled with excesses of food, drink and calories – and more time demands competing with time for healthy food preparation and exercise, and adding to the stress quotient.  Read more

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Meditation, Mood, and Movement

The ancient practice of meditation is making news!  The use of modern brain imaging technology shows that an individual’s brain has a natural “set point” for good and bad moods, with greater activity on the left front side of the brain associated with “happy – calm”.  Greater activity on the right side is associated with stress, anxiety, and worry.  Read more