Let's take a moment to breathe. I'm not kidding. Literally take in three nice, deep breaths and match the amount of time you took to inhale to your exhales. Now pause.What do you notice? Do you feel more relaxed? Do you feel calmer? Really hone in on you right now for a few moments. ..................................
Posted by Deanna Gwilt @ Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 11:12am
The last thing you want to think about while going through cancer treatment and after cancer treatment is the possibility of losing balance, falling and getting injured such as a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved.
Posted by Dawn Baker @ Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 06:39am
As this year comes to a close and we are ready to begin the New Year, most of us vow to make major changes in the coming weeks. We attempt to live a healthier life, without taking the time to reflect on what that “healthier life” will look and feel like. We think we need to change everything at once, but the fact is this is not realistic and we find our willpower depleted after a few weeks and give up.
Posted by Amy Phillips @ Thursday, December 31, 2015 @ 07:25am
A mother and fitness professional often have two very similar characteristics, selfless and challenging. No matter where you start, how prepared you think you are or how much knowledge you attain, occasionally we come to a stop or a loss as to what we do next. It may not be true of many, but I can speak from experience.
Posted by Dawn Baker @ Sunday, December 27, 2015 @ 13:17pm
The Stay Well At Home program is a 4-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes in-home visits with a qualified health and fitness professional who will be perforeming initial assessments and screening as well as providing targeted exercies to enhance balance and mobility, muscle strength, flexibility circulation, and joint range of motion.
At the end of a long day, pretty much everyone enjoys kicking back and unwinding with a drink or two. Generally speaking, light to moderate drinking isn’t going to have too much of an impact on your overall health, so for many people it’s not a big deal. But for anyone with serious weight loss or muscle gaining goals, those few drinks can be disastrous to their progress. Packing on the Pounds
Posted by Robert Todd @ Friday, December 04, 2015 @ 17:11pm
When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.
Posted by Robert Todd @ Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 16:29pm
Thanksgiving to me is time spend with loved ones. Thanksgiving is always celebrated with family and then we add friends into the mix, too. My mom has spoiled us all by getting up early and filling the house with the aroma of food being prepped for the turkey and the stuffing.
Most of us want to live a healthier lifestyle, but the thought of making the necessary changes can seem overwhelming. Here are the top 3 tips to make lifestyle changes achievable:Aim to create one behavior change at a time
Posted by Amy Phillips @ Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 13:58pm