Strong Ones Stay Young

Wonder Woman Nancy @OaksSpa

Last month I talked about the value of stretching, this month I want to talk about the importance of including a muscle fatiguing strength training session three to four times a week, for at least 30 minutes. What does strength training do for you? Quite a bit, actually! Strength training, aka toning, muscle conditioning, etc.,… Read more »

Defying Gravity

Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”.  Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar is not so sweet in the way it relates to your overall health profile. It is arguably the most detrimental ingredient that has been added into our modern diet. Too much sugar and too many refined carbs affect our insulin levels, changing blood sugar levels and causing fat to accumulate, especially around the waistline. … Read more »

Flour Power

Functional Fitness

Did you ever even hear of anything called “gluten intolerance” growing up? Oh, the good old “ignorance is bliss” days when we could just enjoy our bread without a thought of gluten! But here we are in a “gluten free” world, trying to understand if or why we would be personally gluten free. What exactly… Read more »