Cold Weather and Heart Health

By Nicole Flanagan Cold Weather and Heart Health Although winter is a beautiful time of the year, it brings low temperatures, shorter daylight hours and snow (only once every few years here). Cold weather can strain the heart, and according to research, increase the risk for a heart attack. Many people are not even aware […]

Twice the Fun! Exercises for Two!

By Ryan Unverzagt It’s time for the annual “Sweetheart” exercise advice. If you’ve been following any of my advice, you may have discovered that exercising with a friend is a fun way to get that not so easy “chore” done and over with. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and would provide that perfect […]

V-Day, Your Way!

By Genevieve LeFranc Christmas is a distant memory, New Year’s a blur, and in a couple of weeks, February 14th  will be here in all its red, rose-scented glory. Contrary to popular belief and too many women’s magazines, Valentine’s Day is an equal opportunity occasion where everyone—canoodling couples and sassy singletons alike—should seize the day […]

How to Check for Signs

By Peggie Arvidson How to Check for Signs Your intuition works when you set an intention, take action to make the intention real, AND release your attachment to the outcome. This seems a little counter-intuitive, right? Releasing your attachment to a specific outcome does not mean that you sit on the couch, watching reality TV […]

Get A “Leg Up” In the New Decade!

By Ryan Unverzagt Get A “Leg Up” In the New Decade! Welcome to 2020 and a brand new decade! Hard to believe that I have been penning this column for well over 10 years! Each New Year brings exciting opportunities for all of us, especially in the world of fitness. A few words of advice […]

New Year – New Resolutions!

By Nicole Flanagan New Year – New Resolutions! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Well, if you’re like most, you have at least one resolution, and, if you are like the majority of these promise-makers, your resolution is probably related to health and fitness. While resolutions are well-intentioned, unfortunately most people fail at keeping […]

IN SEARCH OF HAPPY HAIR DAYS IN THE WINTER

IN SEARCH OF HAPPY HAIR DAYS IN THE WINTER by Kimberly Putens As if the cold, blustery weather of winter isn’t enough to make most of us want to crawl under our covers and not come out until spring, the havoc it wreaks on our hair is, well, hair-raising. Static electricity, moisture depletion, and not-so-nice […]

Roaring into the 20s.

By Peggie Arvidson Roaring into the 20s. Look, I don’t want to flatter myself and think you’ve been following along all year, so I’ll give you a recap: 2019 went sideways before it began and I spent the next nine months flailing like a kid caught in an undertow on what looks for all the […]

FitBall Leg Curl

By Ryan Unverzagt This month’s exercise is the FitBall Leg Curl. This exercise focuses on the hamstrings, but also involves the glutes, low-back, and spinal extensor muscles. Begin by lying flat on your back with your legs straight. Position the center of the FitBall underneath your heels. Lift the hips up by contracting your glutes […]

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

By Peggie Arvidson What’s Love Got to Do With It? “When we see love as the will to nurture one’s own or another’s spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same. There is no special love exclusively reserved for romantic […]