Tag: health

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beat the Heat

How on earth are we supposed to beat the heat when it is so hot everywhere. To deny that global warming is an issue is a topic for a whole new day. That said, it’s hot, hot, hot. It’s not even that enjoyable level of hot where you feel happy being outside. It becomes more of a question of “but, do I have to go outside?” Some of you may love the heat and humidity that feels like it’s frying your organs from the inside out. Some of us are just the weaker kind of humans. However, in all serious, […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Spring Renewal

Spring renewal is also known as the second Happy New Year. I know January is long gone but in my world, spring is the time for renew, refresh, and new resolutions. All those resolutions from the first of the year have begun to weaken by now. Or, in most cases, crashed and burned with the dawn of February! I’m looking at myself right now. I’m not pointing fingers, but if you are in the same group as me, then this is our “do over”, a second chance, and this time, we literally have more time thanks to the longer days […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Holistic Approach to Great Abs

Summer is coming and that means abs and swimsuit weather will soon be upon us. This is not your average fitness article. I am not going to promise you a six pack in six weeks. Instead, I want to tell you about holistic fitness and offer an approach to getting great abs that are accessible to all skill levels and body types. Below I will outline my approach to improving your core.   Attitude Your abdominal muscles do more than just look good. They support your back and upper body. No matter your skill level or body type, improving your […]

Well Being

Top 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

The old sayings goes that “Health is Wealth” and “Prevention is Key”. We are human and even the most rational beings will let things fester or delay taking care of a suspicious ailment out of sheer terror of what it could be. That’s when we resort to WebMD that essentially scares the living daylights out of us into thinking the absolute worst. As natural as it is to delay finding out the truth about health, it is natural to say that we don’t realize it until it’s too late that the best gift of life is to be healthy. There […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Best 10-Minute Easy Indoor Work Outs

Are you looking for the best 10-minute, easy, indoor work outs? Who has time to get to the gym these days? If you do, then you probably don’t have kids. But, if you don’t have kids, then you are faced with the whole process of getting to the gym. Dressing up (yes, you know you have to dress up a little), get your gym bag, towels, water, and by the time that happens, it’s cold and you’re tired. Exercise can go by the wayside when you’re totally exhausted from a full day of work, but it’s so vital to keeping […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beyond Yogurt: Benefits of Natural Probiotics

Probiotics seem to only be talked about in yogurt and similar dairy products. But for those of you who don’t particularly care for yogurt, it’s still important to include probiotics in your overall healthy diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms, most often bacteria or sometimes yeasts, that when ingested provide some type of health benefit. The Probiotic Market has grown since Dannon released their Activia yogurt stateside in 2003. Probiotics are now available in pill, powder, and even gummy form, and claim to solve and prevent a wide variety of ailments. Most research has shown improvements in treating mostly inflammatory diseases, […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beginner’s Guide to Acupuncture

No, acupuncture needles do not usually hurt. They are hair thin and are nothing like the needles that you’re used to during your doctor’s visits! If done correctly, acupuncture should evoke calm and serenity. Here is a beginner’s guide to acupuncture for those looking for a less drug-filled and more natural health practice. HISTORY Acupuncture is often seen as an “alternative” to western medicine, even though it preceded our modern medical landscape for thousands of years. It is speculated that acupuncture may have been used as far back as 6000 BCE in China (Hwang, 1996; Ma, 1992). However, the basis […]