How movement can spark connections and help manage osteoarthritis pain

If you're coping with pain, such as joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), you may feel like you've been sitting out on life. Pain can make you reluctant to participate in activities that you enjoy and miss out on connecting with those you love. But experts will tell you that if you can move, even just a little more than you do now, you will reap benefits well beyond the physical. "Movement is not just a powerful and effective tool for pain management," says personal trainer Pete McCall, NASM-CPT, PES, and Voltaren spokesperson. "Movement also brings people together. Getting out READ MORE >>

How movement can spark connections and help manage osteoarthritis pain2022-05-18T15:10:18-04:00

Self Care

Everyone gets stressed at times, and un-fortunately, the past few years have brought an extra, significant stressor to us in COVID 19. It is very easy to get caught up in all of the respons-ibilities and daily tasks that have to be done each day. However, when those things start to build up, it can become overwhelming. There is often a misconception that it is best to just push through and get everything done while pushing self-care to the side. People often push self-care to the side due to focusing on all the things that need to be done for READ MORE >>

Self Care2022-03-19T19:18:20-04:00

Planning a spring break?

Here are 5 things to look for in your resort Warm sand between your toes, a cool drink in your hand, the sun setting over the beautiful ocean ... these are the dreams of an ideal spring break. After what feels like years of video calls with friends, it's time to re-connect and take that much-needed tropical vacation where bare feet, hammocks under palm trees and swim-up bars are just what you need to make new memories. With an all-inclusive getaway, planning is minimal so you can focus on enjoying what matters most - your vacation. The best resorts have READ MORE >>

Planning a spring break?2022-01-27T12:52:37-05:00

How to enjoy the holidays without overloading your New Year’s resolutions

Face it, everyone's done it - abandoned wellness goals over the holidays, hoping to make up for it with New Year's resolutions. According to a recent study, half of Americans have broken a diet due to the holidays. In the fifth annual "Writing Off the End of the Year" survey, commissioned by Herbalife Nutrition, the average respondent expects to gain eight pounds over the holiday season. But most aren't worrying about the weight gain, and instead plan on enjoying the season without sticking to their diets. What's their solution? More than 60% say they will wait till the new year, READ MORE >>

How to enjoy the holidays without overloading your New Year’s resolutions2021-11-23T18:20:28-05:00

The benefits of exercising outside

When the pandemic started, you may have had the best intentions of using your time to get fit. However, with a variety of challenges filling your time, don't feel bad if you have yet to start over a year later. The good news is it's never too late and now is the ideal time to find a fitness routine that works for you. Getting outdoors means ample space for social distancing and fresh air, which are important for health and safety reasons, but the benefits of outdoor fitness don't stop there. According to research published in the Environmental Science and READ MORE >>

The benefits of exercising outside2021-07-22T22:53:09-04:00

Plan a Memorable Family Reunion

Family reunions this summer are sure to take on special meaning as families reunite after months apart. Organizing such a momentous event may feel like a lot of work, but thinking of it in smaller pieces can make it easier to manage. Finding a date that works for everyone may be the biggest hurdle. Once that essential detail is set, start planning your family get-together with these tips from the travel experts at Vrbo: Decide on a celebration style. Family reunions come in all shapes and sizes. You might plan a gathering for a single day with a big meal READ MORE >>

Plan a Memorable Family Reunion2021-07-22T22:53:32-04:00

Get outside this summer with these 4 exciting activities

There's nothing better than getting outside during the summer. Not only can it help reduce stress, but it can also bring more energy and excitement to your life. According to a study from the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, it only takes about 20 minutes to feel the positive effects of being outside, even if you're not exercising. So whether you're swimming, running or taking a long walk, getting outdoors and being active can make a world of difference. "Over the last year, we have seen many people turn to the outdoors as a way to escape and have READ MORE >>

Get outside this summer with these 4 exciting activities2021-07-22T22:53:48-04:00

4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden

Gardening enthusiasm is surging thanks to our increased time at home - whether on a small-space patio or in a larger backyard. In fact, people spent 42% more time gardening in 2020 than the year before, according to Axiom Marketing's 2021 Gardening Insight Survey, and it is estimated the pandemic contributed to creating nearly 20 million new "gardeners." Many experts agree the trend toward nurturing flowers, plants and vegetables will continue into 2021 and beyond. If you're looking to test your new green thumb or bring this year's garden to the next level, consider these top trends and simple ideas READ MORE >>

4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden2021-07-05T15:39:06-04:00

4 tips to help seniors exercise during the pandemic

By now, most seniors are aware that they’re among the most vulnerable demographic groups when it comes to contracting COVID-19. A recent nationwide poll by Tivity health, a national provider of senior fitness & programs, such as Silver Sneakers, indicates many seniors are not getting the exercise they need to maintain optimal health. Silver Sneakers, provides community fitness programs for older adults with free access to participating Health Clubs like Bodyplex Blue Ridge. In the recent poll, 46% of adult & senior respondents said the pandemic is preventing them from attending in-person exercise classes at local gyms; 84% noted they READ MORE >>

4 tips to help seniors exercise during the pandemic2021-07-05T15:39:41-04:00
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