Physical Activity and Children


  By John Monteleone, Head Trainer at Wyomissing Fitness “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” That is the classic lyric from “The Greatest Love of All.” Yes, the children are our future! However, how can we expect to teach them with poor nutritional choices, increased … Continue reading Physical Activity and Children

Acupressure


By Aparna Mele, MD Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago and is an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It relies primarily on using the thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various points on the body.  Traditional Chinese medical theory charts the body like a human map, marked by … Continue reading Acupressure

Massage Benefits in Winter


By Dale Ashley of Academy of Massage and Bodyworks Massage therapy has many benefits, particularly during the cold harsh winter months. Colder weather tends to bring on many discomforts including aches, pains and arthritis, not to mention winter colds, sinus infections, seasonal depression and the dreaded flu. Massage has many wonderful benefits, and in the … Continue reading Massage Benefits in Winter

3 Tips to Reduce Fatigue and Increase Energy in 2018


By: Maria Alcoke, Founder & Host of The Engine Mom Podcast, CF-L1 Trainer We make hundreds of decisions every day. From the moment we wake up, “Should I hit snooze or get up?”, “What should I wear today?”, “What am I having for breakfast?”, etc. We’re making even more decisions if we have children to … Continue reading 3 Tips to Reduce Fatigue and Increase Energy in 2018

Staying on Track Over the Holidays


By Kathleen Jones, MSACN, CNS Nutritionist at The Vitamin Shoppe in Wyomissing The most wonderful time of year can leave a lot of us feeling defeated, and not ready to take on the New Year. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  By following a few simple steps, you will be able to successfully … Continue reading Staying on Track Over the Holidays

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

The Truth About Breastfeeding


By Jeanine Dorman, Lactation Consultant with Berks County Breastfeeding Coalition One can’t talk about breastfeeding without talking about the benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother as well as the baby. It is species specific and every mother’s milk is specifically designed for her baby. A mother’s milk changes throughout the day … Continue reading The Truth About Breastfeeding