I would like to come clean and confess - I used to think that water aerobics was for retirees. That was up until three summers ago when my mother asked me if I wanted to join a water aerobics class with her at the local Y. I think it is a common misconception that water aerobics is not a “real” workout and does not provide an intense aerobic workout, as compared to more popular classes such as Zumba or traditional aerobic workouts. My mom is an active and vigorous woman in her late sixties, but … [Read more...] about Water Exercise – Why I Confess I Owe You an Apology
Happy New Year from Oz! It’s summertime now in Australia and Sara asked me give you a peek at the latest beach wear trends from down unda'. Her request was perfectly timed since I was just about to leave on a three-day family holiday to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is home to Dream World, Sea World, Movie World and Wet & Wild and even though we have kids ranging from 6-16 we decided to forgo the theme parks for this trip and just head straight to the beach. We are a family of beach bums … [Read more...] about Gold Coast Style Report
It happens to the best of us. As the days get colder, our desire to exercise dwindles and gets replaced by cozier images: Sipping hot chocolate all bundled up in a blanket in front of the TV, baking cupcakes and holiday cookies, or just staying in our nice warm bed. But sticking to a regular fitness routine in the winter months is essential for keeping in shape, staying healthy and avoiding the dreaded winter weight gain. The biggest barriers to maintaining an exercise routine in colder … [Read more...] about Winter Fitness: Don’t use the cold weather as an excuse
Swimming is a great physical fitness choice for people of all ages and provides a full-body workout that can be adapted to match any fitness level from beginner to athlete, including those of us who can't bear the high impact and joint stress of running or jogging. Starting a swimming routine is also fun, challenging and provides endless forms of entertainment to keep us in the water. Whether you choose to swim laps or join an Aqua Zumba or water aerobics class, you can be sure that your time in … [Read more...] about Starting a Swimming Routine?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the last week of September was National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week. It is a perfect time to reflect on your personal and family history. You could help to identify if you or someone you know is an appropriate candidate to be tested for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome. HBOC syndrome is diagnosed when an individual tests positive for a mutation called BRCA1 or BRCA2. This mutation predisposes one to breast cancer … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Risks