“Good Genes.”  The Key to Longevity?

If your parents lived to their 90s, does that mean that you will also enjoy a long life?  An interesting study investigated this question, and the answer is, “It depends.” Researchers at UC San Diego’s […]

Friends Have REAL Benefits!

What is the secret to lifelong fulfillment?  As a fitness professional, you’re probably guessing that I’m going to say, “exercise” but no!  The key to being, and staying, happy and healthy, is good relationships. Certainly, […]

Exercise Snacks

Exercise Snacks Here’s a novel New Year’s resolution – Exercise Snacks! I just love this term for adding brief  (and I mean brief – 2 minutes is fine) exercise bursts into your daily routine because […]

Longevity Boosters: Exercise and Friends

 According to a study of approximately 123,000 men and women, you can potentially extend your lifespan by an additional 12 to 14 years if you: Exercise regularly Stay Social Eat a healthy diet Drink only […]

It’s Never Too Late!

I just read an article in the October 2020  Harvard Magazine that’s an excerpt from a terrific new book by Daniel Lieberman called Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding […]

Have a HEART!

As you may know, February is American Heart Month. Do you know the signs of a heart attack?  Do those dramatic scenes in a movie come to mind where the man clutches his chest and […]


Stroke Risk and Cold Weather I just learned something new about stroke risk, and since I am writing in December when, for some readers, the temperature drops significantly. I thought it would be a good […]

The Surprising Benefits of Colorful Produce!

I just read a fascinating article about the benefits of colorful produce in one of my favorite health publications –  Berkeley Wellness.  I don’t pretend to be a registered dietician, but I thought you might […]

Happy 4th of July weekend! 

We have much to celebrate! Depending on the weather where you live, this would be a great weekend to take walks or enjoy outdoor activities with your family.  We’re planning a watermelon seed spitting contest […]

Sugar and exercise

Surprisingly Sinful Sugar

Do you remember your parents lecturing  you not to eat too much sugar because it would lead to obesity or dental cavities?  They were right – these health concerns have been scientifically confirmed. But Wait!  […]