To all living things, water is of major importance.

Fasting is resting

Fasting can be used to treat various diseases. Fasting’s medical efficacy has been effectively utilized since the 1950’s. Supervision is used in monitoring the health of those who are fasting. Fasting regimens for medical intervention can vary; the times can range from 14 days to a month (under supervision). In Russia, Dr. Yuri Nikolaev developed … Continue reading Fasting is resting

Health on three levels

What is health to you? It is such a general term. Fitness, as such, is (a small) part of health. Health is defined as a) a state of being free from illness or injury or b) a person's mental or physical condition. The W.H.O. defines it as 'a state of complete physical, mental, and social … Continue reading Health on three levels

Flowing

Be Active to Age Gracefully

As we age, movement and exercise become more important for our well-being. Our physical, mental and spiritual states are positively enhanced through taking part in 'well-being' activities (exercise). Approached holistically, movement and exercise can be a journey of personal discovery and fulfillment. Each of us is responsible for the path taken to improve our 'well-being'. … Continue reading Be Active to Age Gracefully

Am I ready?

Physical Activity and Brain Health

A large segment of today’s society does not obtain sufficient amounts of physical activity. Many tasks that the body performs today are accomplished while seated or with minimal to no movement. Physical activity is beneficial for good health in several ways. It maintains muscular tone and stimulates metabolism. It is also important for brain health … Continue reading Physical Activity and Brain Health

Exercise while relaxing on vacation – Chair Yoga

The movement of the body is important for maintenance of one’s health and well being. When you are on vacation, the tendency to gloss over adequate movement and exercise often occurs. There are many ways to exercise one’s body when one is on vacation. One way that you can move the body is to make … Continue reading Exercise while relaxing on vacation – Chair Yoga

How Not to Gain Weight during the Holidays

% of Effort 1 item 2 items 3 items 4 items 5 items 1 – 2 days 4% 8% 12% 16% 20% 2 – 3 days 8% 16% 24% 32% 40% 3 – 4 days 12% 24% 36% 48% 60% 4 – 5 days 16% 32% 48% 64% 80% 5 – 6 days 20% 40% … Continue reading How Not to Gain Weight during the Holidays

Nice, Butt!

Do you want tighter, firmer, well-defined buttocks? I do! In fact I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. While it is true that you cannot spot reduce, you also cannot just work the gluteal muscles. A well-rounded exercise program should include aerobics, flexibility, balance, and resistance training. I have put together an exercise segment for targeting … Continue reading Nice, Butt!

Core Exercises

Despite what you may have heard, core exercises involve more than simply “activating your abdominals” and crunching. The core reaches far behind the abdominals. Pilates is a great way to strengthen the core musculature, but Pilates instruction often overlooks the activation of the pelvic floor musculature, which is crucial to developing a strong core. In … Continue reading Core Exercises