Guiding Fitness

Proffitt is fit

Name: Marjorie Proffitt Age: 39 City: Lincoln Occupation: personal trainer/nutritional counselor Family: Husband Jim Jasso; Daughters Brianna, 16 and Amoreena, 4; Son Alex, 14 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Some ways to make your New Year’s resolutions work

Researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania discovered that we are 10 times more likely to be successful in our resolutions if we make it simple and start at the begi ...

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 ...

Maintaining healthy weight and mind begins at breakfast

By Gail Ramirez Special to The News Messenger It is very important to make a habit of eating breakfast every day. A breakfast that includes fiber and protein will benefit your we ...

How to make exercise fun for children

With the colder weather and rain, it is especially hard to get children away from the TV or computer to engage in any physical activity.  I have a few ideas that can get them ...