Fitness, Wellness, Whole Health

Exercise – Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain

When living with pain from osteoarthritis arthritis and stiff joints, any thoughts of moving around are accompanied by reluctance.  However, inactivity can actually worsen the pain. Exercise increases blood flow (delivering nutrients) to the joint where cartilage has worn away, and bone is rubbing on bone.  Also exercise helps to: increase flexibility and strength (to… Continue reading Exercise – Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Fitness, Wellness, Whole Health

Weight Loss Facts

Slim down at a slow and steady rate, eat less / move more: There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. It is safe to lose 1.5 to 2.0 pounds per week. It is generally unsafe to lose more than 2.0 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week, you need a daily reduction of 500… Continue reading Weight Loss Facts

Wellness, Whole Health

Flex, Stretch and Compute

As we sit at the computer our shoulders are usually forward and we are hunched over for extended periods of time.  Our bodies are not designed to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time (10 hours or more per day) has a negative effect on health: circulation decreases, muscles tire, and tasks become more… Continue reading Flex, Stretch and Compute

Wellness, Whole Health

Introducing: Climber Bee Hand Care and Moisturizer Product

Hand Made by local bee keepers in Utah Inspired by a heritage of beekeeping and a desire for natural healing, the Climber Bee lotion bar was created using very simple ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, and high quality oils.  All the hand balms have Yarrow essential oil in them as a key ingredient. Yarrow has many… Continue reading Introducing: Climber Bee Hand Care and Moisturizer Product

Nutrition, Wellness

What is ‘Eating Right’?

The need for exercise has been established.  Now, what is 'eating right'?  A study lasting 10 years and included 2,339 people from 11 European countries has shown that a Mediterranean-style diet along with a moderate intake of alcohol is beneficial to health.  Older people consuming a Mediterranean diet had a 23 percent reduction in overall… Continue reading What is ‘Eating Right’?

Wellness, Whole Health

What is stretching? Why Stretch?

Stretching is physical exercise.  It helps to improve a muscle’s elasticity, tone and flexibility.  It also works to enhance balance and increase blood circulation.  By warming up the muscles and raising the heart rate (HR), stretching prepares the body for exercise with improved physical performance. Stretching also increases production of synovial fluid that reduces friction… Continue reading What is stretching? Why Stretch?

Seniors, Wellness, Whole Health

A Quick Exercise To Do At Work … or anywhere

The Basic Chair Squat exercises the buns, hips and thighs and it can be done any time / anywhere!  Squats are one of the best lower body exercises.  This particular squat is easy on beginners and folks with knee issues.  And it's a good functional exercise because it mimics everyday movements.  Here's how to do… Continue reading A Quick Exercise To Do At Work … or anywhere

Fitness, Wellness

How To Add Exercise To Your Busy Day

Kids, work, cooking, household chores, shopping, phone calls, etc. all add up to a busy day.  How can a busy person include an exercise regime in their already crowded day? If you drive to work, park further away in the parking lot; take the stairs instead of the elevator; while talking on the phone walk around… Continue reading How To Add Exercise To Your Busy Day

Wellness, Whole Health

Question: How much weight can I lose in a week?

Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Fad diets often promise quick weight loss or tell you to cut certain foods out of your diet. Weight loss may happen initially on one of these diets. But they are hard to follow and the tendency is to get tired… Continue reading Question: How much weight can I lose in a week?