On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo... Read more
It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started.
1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years fr... Read more
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
My late maternal grandmother was the kind of grandmother who set the bar. She could whip up an outfit for me on her sewing machine in less than a day. Her cookie jar was always stocked with homemade chocolate chip cookies. And of course, her grammar... Read more
Hey all so I've been trying to strengthen my body and lose weight as well. I have been on a strict work out routine, at least four days a week cardio for three and alternating which muscle groups I exercise each day. Each work out is minimum forty mi... Read more
For the better part of the year my goal has been to lower my body fat percentage. I started at 32% and Iím still 32%. My goal is to get to 29%. Iím at a healthy weight for my height. I get a physical every year and all systems are normal. Iím loo... Read more
Pay attention to your body and how you feel. If you feel full after dinner, you don't have to eat the rest of your calories. If you follow a weekly average, today's "buffer" can be tomorrow's "overage" and helps account for "hungry" and "full" day... Read more
I've been on and off workout routines for the past 5 years. I started running 3 years ago, but stopped after my left knee started hurting and then switched to walks, but that didn't help either. But since I started a weight loss program 3 months ago,... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
100MG of CoQ10 supports energy as does B-complex, B2 helps your body burn fats, carbohydrates & proteins & use them for fuel. B12 is necessary for the body to turn the food you eat into energy Mayo Clinic reports Coenzyme Q10 is normally produced by... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
The general theme for my holiday gift list this year is holistic health. Obviously, there is lots of stuff out there about the traditional notion of holistic health as a ďmind/body/spiritĒ approach to taking care of yourself. The core idea behind thi... Read more
The January 2009 issue of Fitness magazine recently named their top 100 workout tunes of 2008. I was so excited to see this list, because I'm always looking for new songs to add to my iPod and use in my classes. Find out if your favorites made the li... Read more
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