February is the month to celebrate women, girls in sport

February 7 is the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the theme is “Play Fair, Play IX.” Title IX ensures that students receive educational opportunities free from discrimination based on gender. It is a concise law — just 37 words — that has greatly expanded opportunities for females in sport, authored in part by the late U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink of Hawaii.

What’s new in fitness for 2018?

At this time of year, many people take up a renewed approach to their fitness regime. After the holidays some are happy just to be back in the gym, back to eating sensibly and back to their schedule.

Fruit is great but beware of the sugar

There is no doubt that many fruit have exceptional nutritive qualities. However, some are also quite high in sugar and may not be the best choices for anyone who is trying to reduce their caloric or sugar load.

Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year!

Tomorrow is the big day for many of us here on the island. A day of feasting, family and friends. Hopefully, you have managed to get through the holiday parties and celebrations while still keeping your commitment to your health.

Looking ahead to Healthy Weight Week

The third week of January is annually Healthy Weight Week, a time to commit to eating healthy, exercising, and keeping those resoltions to live a healthier lifestyle.

Aging, balance and flexibility

No doubt if you are advancing in years you may find that keeping your balance and staying flexible are becoming increasingly difficult.