Health and Wellness Blog

Not an Endless Summer

It is August which is usually a great time to be outside as it is a little bit dryer and a little cooler at night.  It also unfortunately signifies the end of summer.  If you haven't already, really try to make the best use of the nice weather outside.  By the time the winter comes around you will wish you did.  Walking, running, jogging are all typical ways to utilize the outdoors.  However, you can bring weights outside, flip a tire, chop wood etc..

Sun Time is Fun Time

I will keep this brief- being in the sun is fun!  Among making you feel good and warm there are some added health benefits of being in the sun.  The obvious is that you are outside and hopefully doing something active and you are taking advantage of what thought is of nice weather!   Sunlight has also been known to have a beneficial effect on skin disorders such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections.  It also provides vitamin D which makes us happy!  Sunlight can lower cholesterol by converting high cholesterol into the blood into steroid hormones an

On the go..

So its mid-summer and its finally nice out..  So we will keep this pretty short and sweet- pun intended (see below).  We all want to be outside and maximize the nice weather out.  There are so many more things to do during the summer and are more accessible from an activity standpoint.  Walking, jogging, running (I know easy), hiking, golfing, going to the range, jump rope, exploring a city… etc.  I picked the low hanging fruit but still- in general these activities are more enjoyable when it warm and sunny.  You may have done a ton of hard work leading up

The role of cardio

This is something we haven’t addressed head on-  where does cardio fit in to overall health?  Certainly, there are many benefits to cardio- the main benefits (in my humble opinion are as follows):

-cardiovascular endurance/performance (in general, of course there are specified activities where it serves a much more important role).

-getting you active

-modest weight loss

What's the skinny on sports drinks

Electrolytes- a common term used to hype up the sports drink.  They generally taste very good, come in cool and vibrant colors and tout the promise of replacing all those electrolytes you lose during intense exercise… Picture a flashback moment in the movies… You have decided you wanted to become more healthy not just for your appearance, but mentally as well.  You would like to shed a few pounds, and feel better.  From the beginning here, I have also talked about sustainability.  If you want to improve overall health and wellness for the long term, you have to have real

Shake-ing it up

We are in May- YAY!  That just means it so much closer to summer!  I know I am excited.. can you tell?? For whatever reason summer usually brings upon the time of vacation- maybe it is the warm weather, maybe is slows down work wise, maybe it is because the kids are out of school..

As we enter the time of BBQ...

For the North East, it is really the first time (since mid-February) where we have caught a stretch of good weather.  For the past couple days it has ACTUALLY been warm and ACTUALLY not rained, or snowed.  For a person who loves the warm/hot weather and sun (me), this is very, very exciting!  I feel like we have partially become a bit spoiled as the Spring really begins earlier and earlier each year and yet we still had a fairly mild winter.  Anyway- enough about the weather..

But it's good for you...

Like me, if you are reading this, you are human..

Spring into action..

Spring into action..

Life making you nuts?

We all encounter stressful situations, some more than others, some more frequent than others.  It is very easy for stress to consume a person and a person can turn to nonproductive activities.  The importance of prohibiting this is critical to a happy and healthy life.  It is harder for someone to work through the stress than let it consume them.  Setting goals, positive routines and developing strong productive habits can help mitigate and diminish the severity of a stressful situation.  Having something you can lean on when you get stressed to help relieve the str