October 1, 2011
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HEALTH AND FITNESS: get your body in motion is critical to good health
This time of year, we often find ourselves making New Year resolutions that involve physical activity. So let’s talk about physical activity movement.
HEALTH & FITNESS: People add pressue on themselves during the holidays
Make a resolution this season to reduce your stress during Christmas 2014 by keeping it simple and doing things that make memories with family and friends.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Obesity-related diseases and health problems account for 61 percent of U.S. healthcare costs
If obesity rates keep growing, costs associated with obesity will become too large for federal healthcare systems to cover. A reduction in obesity rates across the country would save the government tens of billions of dollars that could be spent on other government programs.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Setting goals helps keep bodies and minds healthy
As a result of the multiple moves I’ve experienced over the past 30 years, I’ve gone to school with, worked with, and become friends with many individuals from all walks of life.
HEALTH COLUMN: You can stay fit, even on vacation
Vacationing doesn’t mean you have to come home feeling guilty for overindulging or skipping your workouts.
HEALTH & FITNESS: There are a lot of places to go to get in some healthy activity this summer
Despite the heat and gnats in south Georgia, there are many opportunities to have fun over the summer months.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: A fast-paced life does not mean settling for waist-expanding fast food
With preparation and planning, a healthy food routine can be fit into a hectic lifestyle by following five easy tips.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make a plan to bring good intentions to life
Personal improvement and doing things to improve your community take initiative and resolve.
HEALTH & FITNESS: The holiday season can be a joyful time, but it can also be stressful and depressing at times
Planning and taking steps to relieve stress and depression can mae the Christmas holidays a more pleasant experience, times that you can enjoy with family and friends.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Forgiveness not only conveys love, it is a healthy choice
There is evidence that having a forgiving nature with others leads to better health.
I was thinking about what I wanted to write about this month and the phrase “random acts of kindness” kept popping into my head. I googled the phrase, and movie titles, definitions and websites listing examples of random acts of kindness popped up.
Everyone should take advantage of the beautiful summers in Georgia. Going outdoors with your kids or grandkids encourages outdoor activity and fun family time. Some summer activities come with safety hazards, but that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying them. Just keep safety first, and your outdoor adventure can be a positive experience for you and your children or grandchildren.
Summer belongs to kids. It’s a time marked by freedom from school studies in exchange for a little relaxation.
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Over the years I’ve encountered many different people. Having lived in military towns like Norfolk, Va., and in large cities like Chicago, I have met individuals from all ethnicities, economic, and religious backgrounds.
If you had asked me five years ago if I’d ever start teaching water aerobics, I would have said no. My workout routine had always been on land and included high school and college softball and basketball.
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With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community.
You may have heard the saying, “Fifty is the new 40.” If you take a good look around you, you may notice that the age of 50 looks very different now than it did a generation ago. The U.S. is experiencing a demographic shift, as senior citizens become a larger percentage of the U.S. population.
I’ve often used the quote, “Variety is the very spice of life” to share how I feel about trying new things whether it be new foods, new activities, moving to new cities and embracing the uniqueness of different cultures.
I've often used the quote, "Variety is the very spice of life" to share how I feel about trying new things whether it be new foods, new activities, moving to new cities and embracing the uniqueness of different cultures.
Over the years, many people have asked me what the best form of exercise is. My standard answer is, “Whatever you feel you will most likely do is the best exercise for you.”
Finding the time and interest to build physical activity into your daily life can sometimes be difficult. We can all come up with excuses to avoid exercise, and I’ve heard many over the years. Here are six common excuses individuals use to explain why they are not active:
I asked a group of coworkers what they thought I should write about this week, and they suggested I discuss achieving and maintaining a balanced life. I thought it was a great idea, so I went online and googled the definition of balance.
I attended the Darton College Professional Women’s Forum for the first time since I’ve been in Albany after moving from Chicago almost three years ago. It was a great opportunity to connect with other professional women and learn more about the wonderful things happening in Albany.
Advances in medicine over the past century have resulted in declines in infectious diseases and increases in the average lifespan. As a result, chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers have now become the top causes of death.
I attended a luncheon at Albany Technical College this past Wednesday which was fabulous. Since February is recognized nationally as American Heart Month, the topic was “An Affair of the Heart.”
Have you ever met someone that made you smile just to see them? There was something in their spirit that made them very special and you found yourself smiling and laughing more just being in their presence. If they were talking about something you didn't really have an interest in, you found yourself still enjoying the conversation and felt your heart lifted.
Fitness age is determined and measured by a number of factors: muscle strength, body composition (muscle to fat ratio) aerobic capacity, endurance, flexibility and balance.