TVsitting

  Well, more bad news about sitting around, from a study published Sept. 11, 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bottom line, you want to move every 30 minutes to improve longevity. Here’s what they found.

cookie

We’ve all said it, “just one (cookie, slice of pizza, pint of ice cream…) won’t hurt.”.  In some cases that is absolutely true. If it really is just one, once in a while, it won’t hurt. If your nutrition is already mostly on point, and you exercise regularly, then yes, enjoying life on occasion, Read More

detox diet

  If by detox you mean a detox diet, it depends. But probably not. It depends because there’s no single definition of “detox diet” so I can’t say absolutely never or absolutely whenever. It also depends because everyone’s bodies and tolerances are different, as are everyone’s preferences and intentions. Generally speaking, for the average, Read More

legpress

Research published in May 2016 and July 2017 by lead author Adam Culvenor shows thigh muscle strength “predicts” the risk for both knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and knee replacement (KR) in women. The relationship between weak thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings muscles) and KOA and KR is likely that if the muscles are weak, more stress, Read More

Skinstress

  If you haven’t already noticed, your skin takes a hit when you’re stressed.  Anecdotally we’ve known this for centuries, but western science is just starting to discover the reasons behind the mind-body connection. From what we know now, a lot of it has to do with hormones. Yes, those sensitive, sometimes pesky, not-so-little, Read More

In business, in fitness, in health, in life, in anything requiring effort, we want there to be, well, no effort. It’s natural to want rewards without the sacrifices. Sacrifice sucks. Effort is work. Rewards are pleasurable. Who wouldn’t want more of the latter and less of the former? The trouble is, there is no, Read More

stretching

Everyone needs to stretch every day. You don’t need to stretch everything but you do need to target key areas and move your joints through full ranges of motion regularly to keep your body healthy. Joint heath is vital to leading an independent life. You want to be able to tie you shoes and, Read More

rfgonaked

Children and adolescents in low-income and poverty-stricken homes and environments are at a greater risk for poor well-being throughout the course of their lives. TODAY you can join me in doing something to help: Consider this a special edition of this wellness blog. The negative effects of poverty and near-poverty on well-being extend to, Read More

Commit these numbers and number ranges to memory or jot them down somewhere you can easily reference.

newyearresolutionhalfway

Tomorrow, June 1, we’ll be halfway through 2017. Reality check time. How are you doing with that New Year’s resolution of yours? Is it a bit dusty? Did you toss it in the recycling bin back in February to save it for next year?