I am not a runner. I am a walker. I walk every day, sometimes as exercise and others just as part of a busy life. I also work out regularly, but until very recently, my suspicions that the right type of weight training will burn more calories than running were only that, my own suspicions. I … Read more about What Burns More Calories Than Running
My nutritionist has been encouraging me to eat less meat and add more veggies to my daily eating plan. That is not something I have a problem with because I just love vegetables.Growing up,my parents had gardens, and as children my siblings and I would go out and pick fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and … Read more about Meatless Meal
Good Food for Good Health
As a massage therapist and personal trainer, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to eat well and stay healthy. As a self employed business owner, I am also pretty busy moving between appointments and sometimes it is difficult to eat healthy on the run. This recipe is something I feel like I can … Read more about Good Food for Good Health
The Magic of Touch
It has been noted in study after study that the magic of touch is vital to all living things, and we humans need it most of all. One of the most beneficial types of touch is Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy has been in existence as long as mankind has walked the earth. From the esoteric to the … Read more about The Magic of Touch
Pilates for Everyone!
You might think that Pilates are only for people who are flexible or do not have injuries but, thankfully, they are for everyone. First, a bit of history. Did you know that Pilates were first “on the scene” in the 1920’s? Joseph Pilates developed these exercises for POW’s as a way of dealing with … Read more about Pilates for Everyone!
Benefits of Infant Massage
Over 20 years ago, I trained my family and friends on Infant Massage. Babies, as we have learned, are not simply little lumps of clay to be held a molded. They have the very same complex nervous systems we have, and it is more fragile in some ways than most of us without training truly … Read more about Benefits of Infant Massage
From Dr. Weil’s News Letter
As someone who works with people to make their bodies stronger, I am always on the look out for publications that will help me to educate myself in health and wellness. In turn I pass that information on to my clients. From personal experience I know that activity, unprocessed foods, massage and … Read more about From Dr. Weil’s News Letter
Alzheimers Patient Care
Grace Under Pressure I spent a year taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient as a live-in caretaker. My daughter, Alexis, covered a shift as well and another staffer worked in the daytime. We all did our best to keep her safe and entertained, enjoying the sweet things about her and laughing … Read more about Alzheimers Patient Care
Tai chi and the Mayo Clinic…
It is so rewarding to see a well-respected and prestigious medical facility like the Mayo Clinic endorse a form of exercise I have advocated for years. As a body worker, I am also impressed by how Tai chi makes you use the legs and hips for motion and strength. When one attempts the Tai chi form, … Read more about Tai chi and the Mayo Clinic…