Showing 5 Blog Entries from the 'Healthy Living' Category

10 Week Challenge

There are 10 weeks and change until the end of 2018. We are able to count down the year on our fingers. That makes me pause a bit. 2018, as most years since I’ve had children, is speeding by as if in a race entitled “the fastest year gone by challenge”. Yet. There are still 10 weeks left! That’s a hefty chunk of time that can accomplish a lot, specifically in the area of your personal health ... Read More »

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No Train, No Gain

If you've ever attended a fitness class taught by me, you've heard me ask "are you SEVERELY uncomfortable yet?" This is what I say to incite maximal effort, to try to teach the class participants that the benefit they can experience from the workout is directly related to the effort they put in. I teach one of my classes before a lot of people even wake up, so I applaud the fact that people chose to get ... Read More »

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Back to school means back to packing lunches. While it might be exciting for kids to pick out their brand new lunch box before school starts, parents often dread the thought of figuring out what exactly to put in that lunch box for the next 9 months. Keep in mind that parents should not pack school lunches alone. Increase the odds of your kids actually eating the lunch you pack by getting them involved. Brainstorm ... Read More »

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The Acute and Chronic Physiological Responses to Pickleball in Middle-aged and Older Adults

Here is a recent study ACE (the American Council on Exercise) conducted on the impact Pickleball has on health.  Check out this informative article! ... Read More »

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Group Exercise Good

On any given weekday at the Y you have over 30 different opportunities to be a part of something bigger than yourself, to stand next to someone whom you may not know, but with whom you are (at least for the next 30-60 minutes) on the same team, encouraging along and working toward a common goal. Each participant has individual goals, yes, but I see over and over again how those individual goals take a back seat to ... Read More »

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