June 10, 2019

When we have challenges achieving a health/fitness related goal – eat a healthier diet, work out more often, reduce the stress we are experiencing – it is seldom the case that we lack knowledge of what would be the healthy choice.  Nearly all of us know that we would b...

May 27, 2019

For the older adult, muscular power may be more important than muscular strength or muscular endurance in maintaining independent functioning.

May 26, 2019

Balance is a skill that perhaps we took for granted when we were younger, but which needs training to be maintained and improved as we age.

May 24, 2019

We have all heard the exercise-related axiom “no pain, no gain.” But how true is that axiom? Are there benefits from low levels of activity?

May 24, 2019

The risk of osteoporosis increases with aging, but we can take steps to lower that risk through regular exercise and other health behaviors.

August 6, 2016

Following menopause, women experience a number of changes that can impact long term health and independent functioning.  These potential changes include

            Loss of muscle mass

            Decreased strength...

June 1, 2016

I am just back from conducting my first beach boot camp session on the beautiful beach in Emerald Isle, NC.   There were seven energetic participants moving through a series of exercises designed to develop strength and agility.  Exercises required no or very little eq...

May 26, 2016

Often women state that they want to be “toned” but not build muscle.  There is a common misconception that a woman who lifts heavy weights will “bulk up.”  As a consequence of this, women often do weight training with weights that are too light and with too many repeti...

May 21, 2016

If you have experienced trouble opening a new bottle of ketchup, wondered whether it is still safe for you to get on the step ladder, or considered whether you need to stop buying that extra large economy size container of laundry detergent because it is too heavy to l...

May 18, 2016

So, what the heck is a wellness coach?  Briefly, a wellness coach is your partner in your achieving your optimal state of wellness – your best self.  A wellness coach collaborates with you to formulate a highly motivating vision of your future wellness and to develop t...

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