Health and Fitness

AJ Alexander

For years, conventional wisdom dictated the concept: Calories in, calories out. Where did this come from and why is it still around today? Read on to understand why calories do not matter.

Leah R. Patterson

It all has to do with this word empath and my new revelations on how I have been living a mostly shielded life instead of the fully empowered life that I thought I was living. I thought that I had done such a good job of crafting my life.

Terri Johansen

We are getting closer to spring and maybe you’re carrying a few extra pounds or inches. Here are two cardio routines to tune up your body, get rid of extra pounds and increase your overall endurance.

Kymberly Morgan

Do you struggle with accepting yourself daily? Do you feel unworthy of love, change, better health, or a better life? Read on for the best ways to love yourself right where you are today!

Connie Mistler Davidson

When you make a special deal with an instructor about your grades, you want to get it in writing. Prevent memory loss and mistakes from happening to you. Write a professional e-mail after you and your instructor talk. Then, you have a record of what was discussed, & you have thanked the instructor.

Sherry Vacik

Cleaning up after a flood is hard, dirty work. Learn about the signs and symptoms of mold exposure and the precautions you can take to keep you and your family safe and healthy during cleanup, while keeping asthma under control.

Jori Reijonen, Ph.D.

While not specific to neuromuscular disease, the modifications and detailed instructions given in the exercise DVD Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy: Yoga for the Rest of Us will make the yoga exercises demonstrated appropriate for many individuals with neuromuscular disease.

Maria Hester, MD

A subarachnoid hemorrhage can occur when a brain aneurysm ruptures. This serious condition can be immediately life-threatening. While not all headaches are cause for concern, some just might be.

Patricia Villani, MPA, PhD

We often think that we should have a great voice to sing, even when we are home by ourselves. Many of us don’t realize the huge benefits of singing or we might consider signing up for lessons, joining a choir, or singing to our favorite CD today! Read all about it here.

Ronnette Ramirez

Incorporating dance into enrichment programs is essential in every community. When I learned that Khalima Sikorsky, Richmond, Virginia based belly dancer, posted that she was starting such a program, I just knew I had to write about this.

Stacy Wiegman

Echinacea has long been popular for colds and flu because it may help boost the immune system. It appears to be antiviral and stimulate T-cell production, very useful for a cold. However, it may also inhibit hyaluronidase, and this could factor in to decreasing your odds for conception.

Gail Armanini

A diagnosis of breast cancer can derail even the best financial planning. Regardless of the current state of your finances, there are several steps you can take right now to protect yourself and survive in one piece. Over the coming weeks, we will look at some of the many options available.