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My Healthier Things

My Healthier Things

Why did I write a song in January 2023 about "My Healthier Things"? During 2022 I typically enjoyed 1-2 units of alcohol per day (they sell Belgian beers at the Total Wine store), BUT I know that the health recommendation for women is zero to one. I decided to do...

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Five Ways to Release Racing Thoughts and Sleep Better

Five Ways to Release Racing Thoughts and Sleep Better

So many factors can interfere with the restorative sleep we need, like light, noise, caffeine, alcohol and hormonal changes. But one of the most common complaints I hear (and deal with myself) is racing thoughts. Our busy minds resist surrendering to sleep, or they...

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Herbs and Spices, Not Sugar and Fat

Herbs and Spices, Not Sugar and Fat

Healthy, single-ingredient whole foods like vegetables and plain yogurt can seem bland and boring. Fortunately, it’s easy to add plenty of flavor (along with an extra boost of nutrition!) using herbs and spice blends.

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Five Easy Ways to Get More Out of Walking

Five Easy Ways to Get More Out of Walking

Five easy ways to add more health benefits to our walks: add a backpack or weighted vest; use walking poles to involve the upper body and core; gradually increase step count; vary the terrain and movements; and exercise and stimulate our feet

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Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba: Keep Playing in the Water This Fall!

Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba: Keep Playing in the Water This Fall!

Water exercise and Aqua Zumba classes build aerobic fitness and strength (more than you might think!) without joint stress, are super-fun with music and social connection, and provide additional health and mood benefits just from time in the water. Here’s my take on them and some interesting (I hope) tips and info!

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