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New Ideas About Old Age

What comes to mind when you think of aging? If you envision frailty and loss of function, that’s understandable if you have been looking around at people you know. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, only 5% of adults over 65 are fit and highly active. 65% are functioning independently but… Read more »

Use The Force… Ground Reaction Force!

Ground Reaction Force (GRF) is the force opposite gravity. Learn how to use it and it will revolutionize how you move. You will have the opportunity to rediscover how strong, vital, and youthful you can be. This skill is one of the gems that my mentor, master teacher Judith Aston, shared with seniors in the… Read more »

5 habits to improve your nutrition that do not involve making tough choices about what to eat

1. Fast overnight for at least 12 hours This allows digestion to complete, which takes about 8 hours. Then your digestion can have a rest while your body has energy for other repair and maintenance processes. Studies show a correlation between eating in a smaller window of time during the day and weight loss, without… Read more »

30 Years of Health & Fitness – Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of the Helpful Concepts Series: Avoiding Injuries This series is an opportunity for me to share some nuggets of information you can use, based on observations over my 30 years in the health and fitness field. I select ideas that I feel are often left out when these topics are discussed…. Read more »

30 Years of Health & Fitness – Part 1

Thirty years ago, my journey as a health and fitness professional began with a part-time job at a small women’s gym in south Austin. It was the 80’s and the gym was filled with weight machines upholstered in purple plastic flecked with gold. Outfitted in a leotard and leg warmers, I taught fitness classes, demonstrated… Read more »

Lymph Drainage Therapy: Cleansing the Body’s waterways

Last year I completed my training in Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). You may have heard that our bodies are 50-70% water. A lot of this water is lymph! Lymph is part of the circulatory system. Blood leaves the heart and travels through the arterial network to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the interstitial fluid, the fluid space that… Read more »