Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

How do I Strengthen my Lower Back?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The lumbar spine area (low back) is frequently over looked when it comes to work out programs. When an athlete returns to the field after a long break, low back strains can occur because it was not address properly or at all. These strains can range from mild annoyances to a nagging injury that will last all season. (more…)

Climbing in Russia, Part 4

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Oh great, now what?! I sat down and tried to figure out what was going on. Stan took the camera and left with the group. I stayed for a while at the rocks with a couple guides. One of the guides Sergey, nicknamed “the gentle bear”, told me to keep remembering the music. He had seen me yesterday dancing my way up the mountain. I told them I thought I would be fine and headed up the hill. I felt much better when I got going. I held a very comfortable quick pace and in no time was up with the rest. We continued on slowly, and took much more breaks than I liked. (more…)

Climbing in Russia, Part 3

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Left the inn at around 9:30 to catch the tram. We piled stuff into this big tramcar and off we went. This scenery is amazing! We had wonderful views of the mountains and valley. At the top, there are a few memorials to climbers on the inner walls. The second tram was not running due to an accident the week before where something broke and a car fell severely injuring people. No problem I’ll walk. (more…)

Climbing in Russia, Part 2

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The steward, I guess you could call him that, was cutting these big blocks of ice cream with a very long knife. Then I watched him hand a slice to an unsuspecting passenger with the long knife still in his hand. My heart jumped as the knife just about poked out the passengers’ eye. I quickly passed on the ice cream. Too dangerous! Nobody wears seat belts and they don’t even bother to “remain seated until the plane comes to a full and complete stop”. I noticed that all of the seats fold forward. Not too handy is you have to evacuate the plane quickly. (more…)

Climbing in Russia, Part 1

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I have eaten more cold meat today than I have in my entire life. We are on the seemingly eternal flight to Moscow, Russia. My husband, Stan, and I are going to climb Mt. Elbrus in the Russian Caucasus. Beware, cold meat is served on the hour, ever hour of this flight, with vodka, of course. It feels rather strange flying in to Russia, probably all the brainwashing when we were kids about this country, I guess. (more…)

Buck’s Ski Emporium or the Mountain Ski Shop?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

So we know our ability level, have picked out a few options to consider, and are ready to go for it and head out to make a purchase. But where to go? Sure, Buck’s Ski Emporium might have rock bottom prices, but do you want to take advice on skis from the same guy selling fishing tackle? If you know exactly what you want and don’t need the salesperson for anything other than ringing up your order, then go where you get the best deal. (more…)

Smoking Hits Women Harder

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Woman who smoke are at a higher risk for certain illnesses compared to their male counterparts. The latest research showing the differences between the sexes was presented at the University School of Medicine this November. Here are some of the findings: (more…)

Overweight Children Not Seen as Overweight by Mothers

Monday, March 26th, 2012

While prevention is the key to reducing the incidence of childhood obesity, most mothers do not perceive their overweight children as having a weight problem. Thus, early efforts to curb obesity may be unsuccessful, according to a recent study. (more…)

Excessive Resistance Training Impairs Health and Performance

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Resistance training has become one of the fastest-growing types of exercise in recent years, but the number of injuries caused by excessive training has also risen. Excessive resistance training, also called overtraining, is commonly caused by training with excessive volume for prolonged periods, using excessive intensity for extended periods or a combination of both excessive volume and intensity.

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Can My House and Office Space Be Happier and Healthier? Post 3

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Step 6. Choose Fabric, Colors and Textures.
Think of the fabrics and rugs as chords of music. Do they make a harmonious sound together?
Use your sixth sense to feel or see if what you have placed in an ensemble works well together. (more…)