(CARLSBAD, CA) – Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season’s parties and delightful treats are behind us, let’s refocus on our health and fitness programs. The quartet of eating well, getting enough sleep, moving our bodies daily and having a positive attitude is a winning combination.
Our lives are busy, and when you add decorating the house, holiday shopping and making delicious food, our lives get even busier. A hectic lifestyle is a gold-plated invitation for stress, and stress weakens your immune system.
We all know the statistics. But what is our best chance to prevent breast cancer from affecting ourselves and the people we love? Awareness is the key. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett would like to remind you of ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, and also methods of early detection.
How do you feel on Sunday night after working all weekend in your yard, or doing a marathon of home repair or house cleaning? Like you’d rather not move for hours, right?
When President Obama declared September Childhood Obesity Awareness Month last year, he stated that nearly one in every three children in America is overweight or obese.
Our bodies rely on good circulation to distribute oxygen and blood through our systems in order to keep us healthy and feeling lively. Circulation brings blood to our muscles, color to our skin, focus to our brains, and removes toxins and lactic acid. In short, having good circulation fills us with vitality.
We often joke that drinking a diet soda cancels out our French fries. But are diet drinks really the best choice for us? As with most things in life, health professionals remind us that moderation is key.
Just like any other muscle in your body, your heart becomes stronger with use. The more you exercise within your target heart rate, the more easily your heart will pump blood, helping you stay healthy for life.
Summer allergies can drive us crazy while pollen from grass, weeds and trees fly through the air. These tiny spores can challenge our immune systems, causing our bodies to release histamines that trigger itchy eyes, runny noses and lots of sneezing.
Have you ever noticed that when you are flexible with your plans, life feels easier? Our bodies are like that, too. When we have physical flexibility, we move fluidly and easily in everything we do.