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Balancing Fitness and Fiction

January 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Health

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 [...]

Beating the Bugs During Cold and Flu Season

November 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Health

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: Blood Clots in the Legs

October 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Illness

Authors who sit for extended periods of time, pay attention. The following information could save your life. Those who sit for extended periods of time may be at risk of forming blood clots in their veins, otherwise known as “Deep Vein Thrombosis” (DVT). These clots are potentially deadly because they can dislodge from veins, pass [...]

“Whatever” Teen Devotional for Girls Giveaway

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Author Interviews, Blog, Book Reviews, Family

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 170 children’s and adult trade titles with close to three million books in print. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, and The Worrywart’s [...]

The Hazards of Computer Work: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Health

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!

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Health

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

September 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Health, Work

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!

July 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Health

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?

July 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Health

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

July 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Health

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

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