​10 essential starting points to health

Better health, better nutrition, weight loss and getting in shape. All these things are pushed at each of us every day. No matter where we look, some form of media is doing an in your face advertising approach to sell you products and services to achieve optimal health.

Should you drink?

Here it is summertime, filled with vacations, playing in the sun, boating, and camping to name just a few activities that come into play this time of year.

Spiritually, is Yoga For You?

I want to offer some insight on an exercise and wellness practice where Eastern beliefs connect with Western faith. In this process of East meets West, I am going to need to dive into some religious philosophy to answer a question.

What is the best time to exercise?

There is a question often asked that is worth exploring. What is the best time of day to workout? Perhaps a better question to ask is what time of day does your body best respond to exercise?

Workplace wellness

Most of you who are reading this column have jobs and a large percentage of you work more than 40 hours a week at your job.

Pickleball Anyone? Sport is great for all ages

Let’s take a look at what some of you may think an odd topic; Pickleball. If you’re like me and have not had the pleasure of playing Pickleball or for that matter, you have never heard of it, you are in good company.

Recovery nutrition

Since many of us are using these cold winter months to get back to the gym, or are doing another exercise to get back into shape, it is a great time to get a good understanding of recovery nutrition.

Winds of change in popular fitness

Are fitness and competitive endurance races declining? Are people getting tired of tiring fitness trends? Have triathlons and marathons run their course, losing their appeal to the masses?

Is high-intensity cardio bad?

Over the last 10 years, we have seen an explosion in the popularity of high-intensity cardio workouts. Millions of people have incorporated everything from basic aerobics to Insanity classes and the once very popular Zumba regimen.

Health involves learning by watching

Health and wellness presentations and documentaries are something I am always looking for to improve my knowledge around health topics. In my opinion, one of the best ways to really understand a topic related to health and wellness is to listen to someone’s presentation or watch a great documentary.

Take this quiz and check your health

In this week’s column, I would like to ask you all to take a health quiz. When it comes to health and wellness, most of us have read a fair amount of information on the subject and we believe we know enough to keep ourselves healthy.

Can you afford bad habits?

Are you proud of your bad habits? Surprisingly, most of us may very well be, if not proud, at least very comfortable with our most popular bad habits.

Is a genetic testing a good idea?

Genetic testing is turning the corner on pre-screening technology in many ways. Imagine the benefits of knowing ahead of time your health risks based on genetic precursors that could be passed on to your offspring.