The First 10 Minutes


When working out, the most critical part is the warm-up. Your workout simply won’t WORK OUT unless you have prepared your body for the demands it will soon encounter and skipping this important step will lead to both ineffective training and potentially serious injury. A pre-workout warm-up serves two major purposes—to enhance performance and prevent … Continue reading The First 10 Minutes

It’s Nice to be Kneaded: The Health Benefits of Massage


It’s time to dispel the myth that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself.  In fact, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.   Massage is a … Continue reading It’s Nice to be Kneaded: The Health Benefits of Massage

Skin Friendly Foods


With the end of the harsh winter weather, which can be drying and damaging on the skin, seeking remedies to keep the skin healthy and youthful is always high on our to-do lists. Beyond topical treatments, there are actually skin-friendly foods that can be nurturing and rejuvenating. In actuality, whatever you eat that’s good for … Continue reading Skin Friendly Foods

How to Stay Motivated with Exercise


When you are starting an exercise program, it is important to be mentally prepared, start with a positive attitude, and define clear-cut goals. Without a game plan to keep you motivated, you will feel overwhelmed and want to give up, before you even break a sweat!   Motivation in fitness is the key to perseverance and … Continue reading How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

Dance Like the Irish


According to the U.S. Census in 2013, more than 35.5 million Americans listed their heritage as Irish.  So, it is not surprising that for many Americans the month of March has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, and the chance to embrace Irish culture.   Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Dance Like the Irish

Mini Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie


These mini vegetarian shepherd’s pies feature lentils, carrot and corn, crowned with a velvety mashed potato topping. The recipe can also be made in a broiler-safe casserole dish. Serve with a spinach salad with oranges, walnuts and red-wine vinaigrette From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011     Ingredients 4 servings 1 pound Yukon Gold or white … Continue reading Mini Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

A Heart Healthy Diet


A healthy diet is one of your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.  Simple tips for a heart healthy diet can keep heart disease away! Stay away from the S’s! That means salt, sugar, starches, and saturated fats. Sodium functions in the body to retain fluid, and as a result, raises blood pressure, which increases … Continue reading A Heart Healthy Diet

February is American Heart Month


February is American Heart Month.  Despite continued advances in medicine, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One in every 3 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equaling 2,200 deaths per day.   Each February marks the campaign to increase awareness of heart disease and focus … Continue reading February is American Heart Month