Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Cross-Under Plank

Planks are one of the best and most accessible exercises that benefit your body. They work your core- obliques, rectus abdominis (the "six-pack") and the transverse abdominis (often called the "corset muscle" that helps stabilize your back). Your trapezius, latissimus, pectorals, deltoids, biceps, and other upper body muscles also get a workout. Your glutes and… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Cross-Under Plank

Weight Loss

How Does Anger Impact Weight?

If you've ever tried to find the reason behind why you can't seem to lose those stubborn pounds, you've likely discovered information that indicates stress can impact weight. Occasional anger and stress differ from chronically heightened emotions, as do the physiological reactions that result. Apart from how our body reacts to anger and stress, the… Continue reading How Does Anger Impact Weight?

Weight Loss

7 Tips for Sticking With New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

It’s a new year. A new start. Leave the old behind. The old frustrations, disappointments and issues in the past. We all know the drill. Make New Years resolutions that last a few weeks, before joining the pile of others promised in years past. This time, let’s make weight loss resolutions a reality. Here are… Continue reading 7 Tips for Sticking With New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

Living With Chronic Pain

20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

For those of us who suffer from chronic pain, morning stiffness and trouble getting out of bed are common complaints. We just don’t jump out like we used to. Anything can impact pain- a long day at work, the weather, travel, a sleepless night, and additional stress, but nothing compares to those first few minutes… Continue reading 20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

Stretching Matters

As I’ve shared before, long, hot, soothing baths and exercise get me through my day. The first loosens my tired, aching, knotted muscles. The last stretches, warms and releases pent up inflammation and spasms. They both improve function and help me to decompress. Stretching can also prevent that annoying slump in our shoulders and back… Continue reading Stretching Matters