Stay Calm Through The Holidays

The pressure of the holidays can be overwhelming. Turning your home into a Norman Rockwell painting, buying gifts, accommodating family and making a dinner worthy of Martha Stewart can leave you stressed and depleted.
 
Although a luxurious spa treatment is definitely relaxing, there are simple techniques that don’t take time or money. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says mental calisthenics can unwind your mind and leave you strong enough to weather any condition with grace and ease.

Dance Steps for Your Brain

Aging gracefully is like a well performed dance; it requires repetition and challenge— both mentally and physically. Loss of motor skills and memory can be avoided with exercise and mental stimulation, the keys to a youthful body and mind.
 
A flexible body and fluid mind are hallmarks of youth, and Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says that besides being fun, dance is a mind-body experience that requires focus, coordination, and learning new moves.  All of these skills can slow down the aging process.

Tasty Thanksgiving Tips

Celebrate the harvest season and thank your family and friends by serving a bounty of nutritious options this Thanksgiving. Overindulgence often goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season so in case your loved ones can’t resist, save them the guilt with these low calorie recipes. They’re delicious and nutritious too!
 
Along with a beautifully roasted turkey, dress your holiday table with an abundance of colorful food. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says that eating healthy can be just as filling and satisfying as those high calorie favorites.

Ditch those Winter Blues!

As the seasons change, so can your mood. For some, the shorter days and longer nights trigger the “winter blues,” a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This usually occurs at the same time every year, and people who live in places with long, cold nights are at greater risk.
 
Like all forms of depression, it occurs more often in women than men. Symptoms build slowly, and intensify as autumn’s splendor bleaches to winter white. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett recommends taking steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

Childhood Activity May Prevent Osteoporosis

Elderly bones fracture easily because over time, bone tissue becomes thin and brittle. Osteoporosis, the most common type of bone disease, occurs when the body doesn’t form enough new bone, or when old bone is absorbed by the body.

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