Tag Archives: fitness
March is National Nutrition Month
Welcome to National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual campaign in 1973 to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. It began as a … Continue reading
The 7 Minute Workout
The new year often begins for many of us with gym memberships and mighty resolutions for getting and staying in shape. But as the days pass, those plans may get pushed aside as cold and dismal weather and numerous obligations … Continue reading
Are You Sitting Too Much?
In recent years there have been numerous articles written about the physical toll of being sedentary. Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions! Studies show that sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack, … Continue reading
Sometimes the best things in life really are free…
…and in this case, also easily accessible and good for us. What could it be you ask? The answer is water, which is essential to keeping us alive since all the systems of our body require it to function properly, … Continue reading
No More Excuses!
Most of us know the importance of exercise, but still come up with excuses not to do any. It may be too hot, too cold, too wet or too snowy. You may be too tired, too busy or too stressed. … Continue reading
The Impact of Daylight Saving Time
How are you feeling this week….even more tired than usual? That may be due to Daylight Saving Time which occurred this past weekend. As we move the clocks forward, we lose an hour of that so very essential and precious … Continue reading
Reducing Injuries From Falls
Falls occur throughout the world at an amazing rate. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In the United States, the National Safety Council reports that falls are … Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! For many of us, this is often the time of year when, after having made New Year’s resolutions, we begin to slide and eventually, go back to our old undesirable ways. One proof of this is evident … Continue reading
Is a seaweed flake the new potato chip?
This is the question asked in a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal. More people are snacking than ever before while, at the same time, more people want to eat better. Is it possible to munch on snack … Continue reading
Fun in the Sun
Ahhh ……the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer….. blue skies, hot sun! As we spend more time outside playing, exercising and working we must keep in mind how dangerous the heat can be if precautions are not taken. Dehydration and … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemen, Pick Up Your Brooms!
Looking for a way to increase your physical activity and fit the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week into your already full day? Start cleaning! As health experts look at the continued weight gain of people in North America, … Continue reading
Breaking News from the National Sleep Foundation!
In the past, sleep experts had warned us about exercising too close to bed time. They said excitement hormones such as adrenaline, which rise during exercise to give us energy and take about three hours to fall back to normal … Continue reading
Pick Up Your Feet and Walk!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported good news with regard to walking-more Americans are doing it! The percentage of adults who went on a 10 minute walk once a week increased from 56% in 2005 to … Continue reading
Connecting Sleep Deprivation and Obesity
We very often write about the impact that sleep (or lack of it) has on every aspect of our lives, especially the lives of shift workers. The results of a new study have been released which might further explain the … Continue reading
Wellness Programs and Social Media
Social media is proving to be an important tool for employers trying to encourage their employees to participate in Wellness Programs or to achieve weight/health goals. With much of the population looking at text messages, Facebook and Twitter each day, … Continue reading