fitness column

The power of two words … “I’m sorry”

As we learn to take care of our physical health with good diet and exercise, we also need to compliment that with good mental health. One small but powerful part of that is two ...

New Alzheimer’s research points to need for healthy eating

On his recent show, Dr. Oz talked about new developments in Alzheimer’s research that surprised me and that might be very interesting to you also. In many of my columns, I prom ...

What you should know about drinking tea

Health benefits of tea can range from anti-aging to cancer prevention. • Because of the high content of antioxidants, tea may help reduce the risk of lung, skin and colon cance ...

Get fit with your family

If you are using your husband/wife or children as a reason you are not eating healthy or exercising, I have some tips. I have heard the excuses that “I don’t have time to exe ...

Vitamin K For joint pain

We have all been told of the many benefits of eating leaf green vegetables, the darker the better. Here is a benefit I bet you did not know: Greens such as cabbage, spinach, bok ...

Taking a look back at the life of Jack LaLanne

Last week, the “Godfather of Fitness,” Jack LaLanne died at 96 years of age. He was born Sept. 26, 1914 and, at the young age of 15, became interested in health and fitness. ...

Some interesting info you might not know

As I read articles about improving your health to pass along to you, I come across some helpful information that is not part of the subject I am writing about. Here are some tidb ...

Take your fitness outdoors

Skiing can burn up to 360 calories in just 30 minutes. It is a good cardio workout along with muscle strengthening tone. Maintaining balance is good for strengthening your deepes ...

Gifts of health and wellness

Here are a few gift ideas for those you know who might already have a healthy lifestyle routine or friends who are just starting a workout program: How about chocolate for health ...

Vitamin C is important, especially in winter

As we head into the winter months, you want to make sure you are getting enough vitamin C to help boost your immune system. Vitamin C is essential for growth and repair of tiss ...