Self-care is what you do for yourself to maintain good physical and mental health. Often in times of stress, we may be less inclined to take good care of ourselves and put self-care on hold. However, it is during stressful times when it is especially ... READ MORE
Whether you consider a stress to positive or negative, your body reacts by releasing stress hormones and in turn, your body responds. Depending on the severity or type of stress you might be experiencing, your body is likely releasing stress ... READ MORE
It is only natural to experience stress; however, chronic stress is damaging to our mind and body. You may be able to reduce your exposure to certain stressors; However, it is not possible to eliminate stress in its entirety. One way you can ... READ MORE
Making Healthy Choices
If you aren’t sure where to start when you want to begin eating a healthier diet. USDA’s ChooseMyPlate is a reliable resource to get you started. It shares a variety of nutrition, health and wellness information ... READ MORE
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a colleague about a strength training program she was teaching. In our conversation, she shared that one of her participants was 90 years old. Immediately it reminded me of my great grandmother when she was ... READ MORE
Preparing Your Food Supply Before the Storm
Hurricane season is upon us. If you haven’t already started (or finished) your hurricane preparations, now is the time. When a disaster strikes, we often respond in a panic because we did not plan. ... READ MORE
StrongBodies is a 10-week exercise program for middle aged and older men and women.
Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, and balance activities.The class meets twice a week for about 60 minutes and goes through a routine ... READ MORE
Aging is commonly associated with decreased mobility, strength and energy. This frailty is largely due to a "decline in function of muscle mass." (Morley, 2016).
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, "regular ... READ MORE
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program includes a trained lifestyle coach, CDC-approved curriculum, and group support. There are 16 weekly meetings ... READ MORE
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes means your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose as diabetes. Click here to learn more.
“Approximately 84 million American adults -more than 1 out of 3 – have prediabetes. ... READ MORE