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Nuggets of Wisdom for Healthy Aging

Want to live a joyful life? Want to live healthily throughout your life? Allow Cal Samra, former Associate Press Reporter, current editor of "The Joyful Noiseletter" and an octogenarian to share with you nuggets of wisdom for healthy aging, living joyfully and meaningfully in body, mind and spirit. I sat down with Cal Samra, author [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Christianity, Fitness, Health, Interviews, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Nuggets of Wisdom for Healthy Aging

5 Must-Do Stretches (if you have a sit down job)

When we sit for long periods of time, our muscles become overstretched such as the shoulder blades, shortened such as in the abdomen, and full of tension such as in the lumbar. Stretching along with cardio and weight training is an important component to our health and wellness. Here are 5 sit down stretches that [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Must-Do Stretches (if you have a sit down job)

5 Creative Treadmill Exercises

Who said the treadmill was boring? Here are 5 creative treadmill exercises. You can use these exercises as a circuit training workout. A circuit training is simply a workout based around a set number of "stations" that you repeat until your time runs out. Begin walking forward (warm up), then backward, side shuffles, mountain climbers [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Creative Treadmill Exercises

Dear God, I Don’t Feel Like Exercising

Sometimes our bodies can be challenging, stubborn, rebellious—you just name it. Combining our faith with our fitness endeavors, however, can help us to succeed and sustain us in the long run. Faith and fitness are like a catcher’s mitt and a ball. They go hand-in-hand. Many people claim that their faith helps them to stay [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Devotion, Fitness|Comments Off on Dear God, I Don’t Feel Like Exercising

Don’t Forget to Sweat

How is it that something that can make us feel so dirty on the outside helps us feel so incredibly clean on the inside? Yes, I'm talking about that good ol' sweaty sweat! In a "Sweat It Out!" article by Lizette Borreli  on Medical Daily, it says that "researchers believe sweat analysis could be considered [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Blog, Fitness, Health, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Sweat

Fighting Sarcopenia with Resistance Training

Day after day you look in the mirror and you seem to be wasting away. You’re not as strong as you used to be. You just turned 55 last week but you still believe you’re young at heart though you don’t feel that way. Blurry vision, impaired hearing, and constant joint pain are just a [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Blog, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Fighting Sarcopenia with Resistance Training

Previously Paralyzed Stroke Client On The Move

When my teen son interviewed me for a college assignment back in January, he asked about my favorite part of the work I do as a stretching instructor. Some of my responses to that question were: "...I love witnessing or hearing about the progress of clients I work with. For instance, one client significantly increased [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Blog, Fitness, Wellness|Comments Off on Previously Paralyzed Stroke Client On The Move

Walking and Meditation

In January 2011, a video of a woman falling into a mall fountain as she was walking and texting went viral. The video caught my attention not because I thought it was funny but because the woman represented what we had become—a generation controlled by our smartphones like zombies. As if physical inactivity was not [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Blog, Fitness, Health, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Walking and Meditation

The Cost of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Morgan, a budding, bright executive secretary, works in an office and sits all day at a desk. She knows she is developing an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. She wants to change this but really doesn’t know how to. She complains of feeling lethargic and drained and finds it very hard to focus on specific tasks. Sitting [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|Blog, Fitness, Health, Wellness|Comments Off on The Cost of a Sedentary Lifestyle