From lump to limber in 12 months flat

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 by
Berry Heart

Last year I was a lump, and I didn’t know what to do about it. I hadn’t always been that way. I used to travel everywhere by foot, nearly every day. My round-trip walk to work was six miles, plus on-foot journeys to see friends and buy groceries. I always had energy, and I assumed…

Slow and steady wins the resolution race

Friday, 27 January 2012 by

From the crowded gyms, packed cardio classes, and long lines at the salad bar, I can tell people are trying to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. People make big resolutions to work out every day, lose a huge amount of weight, cut back on calories, fat, etc. And while working out and eating…

Shimmying my way to a new body

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 by

Mysterious. Sensual. Seductive. No, I am not talking about the latest Desperate Housewives episode. I’m talking about belly dancing. This surprisingly underrated form of dance and movement is not as easy as you may think On a rainy night in January, I trekked back into the city from my Delaware County home to try Belly…

Work out where you work

Friday, 20 January 2012 by

It’s simple but true: adopting better habits at work can go a long way to improving your overall health. Fujirebio Diagnostics, a company specializing in health diagnostic tools, took that lesson to heart when they implemented a health and wellness program for their employees. Their goal, according to Lynne Woodside, a human resources representative at…

Practice makes perfect

Friday, 13 January 2012 by
People running on treadmills

Do you remember your teacher giving you what seemed like tons of homework, because “practice makes perfect?” Well, those three words have become my healthy living mantra. I am now eleven months into my healthy living plan and, needless to say, I’ve had a few fumbles along the way. However, I have managed to find…

Worksite Wellness is not only an idea that works for Fortune 500 companies. At Drexel University in Philadelphia, their wellness program, A Healthier U, appeals to the university’s diverse faculty, staff, and students. Victor Tringali, director of University Wellness, said that A Healthier U was “the perfect opportunity to affect 30,000-plus people to improve their…

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