October 1, 2011
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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.
Health & Fitness column
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.
Health & Fitness column
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.