Bone Building Exercises

No Bones About It! Intentional Bone Building Exercises Are Key to a Healthy Body “Ok everybody, it’s time for bone-builders!” The women in water class prepare, taking large breaths of air through their nostrils and shimmying their shoulders to activate a force inside of them that...

Synovial Fluid: Warm-up Joints Before Workouts

As a fitness professional, I start each and every class, no matter what the modality, with a warm-up of what I call “body circles." While it sometimes makes for a slow start, it prepares the joints for movement, activating the synovial fluid. I liken it...

Kick Back Pain in 2013!

Back pain can manifest as a dull pain or completely leave you flat.  Previous injuries from sports or car accidents only exacerbate being prone to back pain. Until recently I had been immune to this sort of discomfort.  Maybe it was my age or my full-time...

On the Chopping Block: Wood or Plastic?

Every Friday I pick up a hefty box of produce.  I opt to pick up the veggies. It affords me a chance to escape the heavy traffic to look out on rows of cabbages and corn to my right, native trees like gumbo limbos and...

Pearly Whites, Gateway to a Healthy Body

So I’m the mom who gives wrapped toothbrushes as party favors, always tucks them in Christmas stockings and includes them in presents.  Way before having an understanding of the importance of oral hygiene, I was fascinated by mouths.  As a four year old I planned...

A Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

Just as the soft rains fill the streams, pour into the rivers, and join together in the oceans, so may the power of every moment of your goodness flow forth to awaken and heal all beings -- those here now, those gone before, those yet...

On Your Mark, Get Set Go…Go, Go!

It’s amazing, once Halloween comes and goes, how the end of the year flies by! Having just digested Thanksgiving, it’s time for the winter wonderland.  The lights, the visits with Santa, the parties, egg nog, baking, and volunteering. With so much to do, it’s no wonder there...

Are You Ready?

In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, emergency preparedness is an apropos subject for this week's blog.  As hurricane season is not yet over and the threat of unforeseen natural disasters is always a possibility, it's a subject that is relevant nation wide. Emergency planning has...