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Simple Tips for Eating Out on Valentine’s Day

Simple Tips for Eating Out on Valentine’s Day

1.Plan Ahead – Read the menu before you go. You are more likely to make unhealthy choices when you are hungry or in a hurry. Having a plan ahead of time will make you more prepared to keep your will power. 2.Pre-game – Have a healthy snack before you leave or on your way. IfRead More…

5 Tips to Improve Your Sit-To-Stand

5 Tips to Improve Your Sit-To-Stand

How many times daily do you think you perform a squat or sit-to-stand-sit motion? We performing these movements without a second though throughout the day. It is a movement hidden from thought as we bend down to pick something up, sit down into a chair, rise from a toilet, or even get in/out of a car.Read More…

10 Healthy(ier) Holiday Recipe Substitutes

10 Healthy(ier) Holiday Recipe Substitutes

Who says that cooking holiday favorites can’t be healthy AND delicious?Here are some simply substitutions to incorporate into your cooking this holiday season. Give them a try and let us know how they turned out! 1. ​Unsweetened Coconut Cream vs Heavy Cream – Unsweetened coconut cream is a tasty, creamy alternative to heavy cream. WhenRead More…

12 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight During the Holidays

12 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight During the Holidays

The Holidays have become a time of “weight gain”, but then we will refocus on January 1st to get back on track and get the weight back off. Unfortunately, we gain three pounds this holiday season, lose 2 pounds the next 10 months, then gain three more pounds the next season. As we continue thisRead More…

10 Ways to Prevent Falls

10 Ways to Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatality in older adults……and there are several things you can do to help prevent a fall. Read below to start implementing ways to decrease your fall risk. 1. Get Strong Strength training is not only important for staying lean and strong, but it also is important when preventing falls. ARead More…

The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

7 Exercises You Can Do With a Pumpkin 1 Goblet SquatStarting in a standing position with the legs slightly wider than the hips while holding on to your pumpkin, drop your hips back into a seated position. Position your body back up by squeezing your butt tight and keeping your back straight throughout the entireRead More…

Let’s Make Waves!

Let’s Make Waves!

10 POOL EXERCISES FOR YOUR NEXT POOL DAY 1. Hip Abduction Standing while holding on to the side of the pool, with leg slightly behind other leg, lift leg straight out to the side. 2. Mini Squats Holding on to the side of the pool while standing with your feet directly under your hips, squeeze your buttRead More…

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

It is hurricane season here in Southwest Florida and I don’t know about all of you but I like to be prepared for whatever may happen. Here are 12 things you should have prepared in the event of a hurricane. 1. Water My general rule of thumb concerning how much water to have on handRead More…

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

A proper warm up is a great way to help prevent injuries while on the court. When muscles are stiff and tight, they don’t work efficiently and this can set you up for a strain or tear. When we are considering a warm up prior to a game of pickleball, we want to slowly rampRead More…

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Although Pickleball is great for people of all ages, injuries do occur. Common injuries include injuries from falls, ankle sprains, shoulder impingement or strains, hamstring, quad, and groin strains. Several steps can be taken in order to reduce your risk of injury and keep you healthy playing on the court. Warm Up Properly A proper warmRead More…

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