Healthy Living: Lifestyle or Fad?

Thanksgiving is over. The deliciousness of turkey and pumpkin pie left us feeling good yesterday, and maybe a little bit guilty today. Christmas is right around the corner. Sugar cookies and ham haunt us already. New Year’s goals of “finally lose the weight” and “definitely stop eating sugar” follow a week later, with the cycle…

Week #8 Goal: Incorporate Regular Stretching

Maybe I’m a freak, but I hate stretching.  I mean, hate it to the point that I occasionally have skipped work-outs because I didn’t want to do my stretches post work-out.  Kinda sad, I know.  I mean, I love the way I feel after stretching.  That “hurts so good” kinda thing from getting that tension…

Week #7 Goal: Switch to a Stability Ball

Simple enough.  I started this on Monday when I had guests come in from out of town and I needed an extra seat.  And I suddenly remembered why it’s so highly recommended as a replacement for regular chairs.  My hips and lower back don’t hurt nearly as much after a day of sitting on a…