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
Are you thinking about running? Early fall is a perfect time to start running outdoors. Cool, breezy temperatures that are not too hot and not too cold, but just right. The sun setting in the horizon, casting long shadows followed by breathtaking sunsets. The leaves changing colors and creating beautiful backdrops. Neighborhood sounds of children playing, dogs being walked, and your feet hitting the pavement along with the other runners that are taking advantage of these ideal conditions. For … [Read more...] about Running in the Early Fall
Don't forget that active kids need good fuel to give them energy to keep going, and so do moms. Summertime is the perfect time to start taking baby steps toward better nutrition. While the kids are home, you can teach them how to make healthy summer treats like peanut butter and apples, smoothies, or veggie sticks with homemade Ranch Dressing. Weaning kids off of sugary snacks and fast food is a great place to start if you are looking to make some gradual changes. Real food offers real … [Read more...] about Healthy Summer Treats
Spring is officially here and its time to get back to the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, or a different outdoor fitness activity, it is great to know that fresh air exercise actually invigorates the body and nurtures the mind by reducing stress. After escaping indoors from the cold most of the winter, breathing fresh air and feeling the warm glow of the sun on your skin is rejuvenating and lifts your spirits. Not only does it feel great, but exposure to sunlight and fresh air … [Read more...] about Outdoor Fitness: Take It Outside!
The perfect, year round activity to tone your body and maintain your youthful look while achieving a healthier heart! Go ahead, take the plunge, and join a local aquatics class. You won't regret it. Building lean muscle is the key to keeping your body in shape and in looking younger. Starting at age 30, we lose half a pound of body muscle per year. With less muscle, we in turn burn fewer calories, making it easier to put on weight. Even if you are one of the lucky ones, who has maintained a … [Read more...] about Aqua Aerobics Exercises