Thursday, December 18, 2014

Balancing Fitness and Fiction

I’m an author and an aerobics instructor. Two completely different worlds. One requires you to keep your butt in chair, the other requires you to move your butt. I’m still learning to balance the two, and I’d like to offer some New Year’s encouragement for you to do the same. First of all, what works […]

The Importance of Taking a Break!

Beating the Bugs During Cold and Flu Season

No one likes being sick over the holidays, so it’s time for a round-up of popular tactics to beat colds and flu. Which remedies actually help if you do get sick? One caveat: always discuss treatments and therapies with your doctor first! Staying Healthy Take a multivitamin? As their fine-print labels declare, multivitamins and supplements are […]

The Hazards of Computer Work: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As a board-certified musculoskeletal specialist physician, one of the more common conditions that I diagnose through nerve-testing, especially in patients who keyboard extensively, is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This condition is due to a pinching of the median nerve as it courses through a bony tunnel in the wrist. The symptoms of CTS are fairly […]

How to Protect Your Back from Pain!

You are sitting, typing furiously to finish an article, a story, or blog. As you approach placing the last period in your writing, you feel a dull pain rising from your back. Ouch! Tightness, pain, and so much more have you wondering if you should sit back down or begin moving around. As a writer, […]

Breaking Sedentary Habits Through Vertical Work Stations

Today I bring you practical tips to rid your life of sedentary habits. I think we all know that prolonged periods of sitting and sedentary lifestyles are not in our best interest. We know we should be exercising, lifting weights, and eating well. Right? But did you know that in the January 18, 2011, edition […]

Oh, My Aching Muscles!

After prolonged neglect, muscles tend to let us know when they are not pleased with a sudden change in activity.  Surely, you have experienced this.  You set a goal, gather up some motivation, and head to the gym.  Thinking you can pick up right where you left off, you crank out a 60 minutes workout […]

Ready to run?

Around this time of year, many people have begun training for a local 5k race, a half marathon, or even a full marathon.  Some think those pondering such races are crazy, and that is ok too.  If you despise running, please, don’t bother.  Do what you enjoy, but don’t be afraid to try something new […]

Don’t Ignore Your Core

Balance and power in the body stems from the core; don’t ignore it!

What Do You Believe?

Believe. Great power lies in that little word.

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