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Archive for January 2017

No Standing Required

Deskercise You know sitting all day is bad for your health but what can you do? Dough must be earned, and at the end of the day, sometimes you just feel like kicking your feet up and doing something relaxing. Fortunately, there are a plethora of ingenious little movements and stretches you can do to…

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Breakfast is for Champions

What’s for breakfast? For many people, breakfast is the most challenging meal of the day. Pressed for time, we often run out the door with nothing in hand and end up scarfing something like a doughnut from the drive-thru. While experts disagree as to whether the empty calories, sugar and fat content of that doughnut…

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Letting Go of the Stress in your Toes

Stress Stress has a way of infiltrating every corner of our body: besides a boiling brain, a common side effect of stress is muscle tension. You can truly feel stress manifesting in your neck, shoulders, lower back and toes. When stress starts to boil over, the first thing to remember is to breathe: deep breaths…

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Let the Blood Flow!

Circulation is important at any age, especially for your brain!  The brain uses up to three times as much oxygen as the other muscles of the body. With a brain so hungry, it is important to protect and enhance cerebral circulation, which refers to the movement of blood through the vessels that supply the brain.…

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Exercising in Small Doses

Microexcercise How many seconds pass you by in a day? Micro-exercise is about redefining 60 seconds, or 10 minutes and turning them into seconds of benefit for your body and brain. If you are someone who thinks they don’t have enough time to exercise, take this as a challenge. After all, as we age, we…

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Making Exercise a Ritual

Excercise as a ritual Traditional exercise is not for everyone. Think about it this way: most people would gladly exert themselves if there was fun involved, i.e. a game of pick up basketball, or a hike to be rewarded with a beautiful view. But the thought of 45 minutes on a run, even with the…

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