Sugar causes inflammation, anxiety, weight gain, and a host of other problems in our body. Yet it is also highly addictive. Sugar is trouble, all around. Looking to get your body un-addicted from the sweet stuff, or to at least cut back? I did it, and it made a HUGE difference in how I feel. So can you! Read my post on the Blue Cross NC blog for my real-life tips on how to make it totally Continue Reading
5 exercises to help prevent and relieve neck discomfort
Looking down at your phone can be a pain in the neck — literally! They call this discomfort tech neck, text neck or phone neck. And if it hasn’t happened to you yet, chances are at some point it will if you use a smartphone, tablet or laptop regularly. So what can we do about this? See my post on the Blue Cross NC blog for 5 exercises to help prevent and relieve neck pain from tech neck or Continue Reading
Getting to the heart of it: Does heart rate matter for your workout?
If you are one of the millions of Americans with a fitness tracker, you are probably wondering what the heart rate on your display means for you, and at what number you should be exercising. In this story I wrote for Blue Cross NC, find out how to figure your target heart rate...and whether this matters. Read story [Sponsored by Blue Cross NC] Continue Reading
Ladies, let’s walk together!
Ladies, let’s walk together! Join me for a series of free women’s hikes (leisurely paced walks) I’m leading on three Saturdays locally this fall: October 13, November 3 and December 1. The first one is in Hillsborough. Read more and sign up for the interest list here! Continue Reading
Spring Into Fitness! 28 Days to a Slimmer, Healthier You
NEW! I've created an affordable, online program especially for beginners and safe for older adults! If your wish is to finally get started with exercise, to lose weight, and to feel younger and more energetic, and you'd like an EASY way to do it, THIS IS FOR YOU! It's called Spring Into Fitness and it's only available right now! The program features: Daily workouts geared toward Continue Reading
Partnering with the City of Graham to impact health and fitness in the community
I'm proud to have partnered with the City of Graham (N.C.) Recreation and Parks Department on two community initiatives this Fall: Graham Walks, and Fitness First on Saturdays! Graham Walks On Thursdays from Sept. 7 to Oct.12, 2017, I joined Aaron Davis, the awesome Recreation and Parks Department Program Supervisor, in downtown Graham to register/check-in people for the Graham Walks Continue Reading