OAKS AT OJAI BLOG

What To Do With Stress

We will never fully evade stress in this life, but we can learn to more effectively control, manage, and relieve our stressors- whatever they are! Stress comes our way through people, places, or things. The intrusion of that stressor alters the state we were in mentally or physically, creating tension that we can feel both… Read more »

Find and Hire a Trainer

Regardless of the resolutions you made at the beginning of the year, right now might be a grand time to consider an option that was once open only to the rich and famous. You might want to hire a fitness trainer and super charge your workout. Before you open the telephone book or call a… Read more »

Your Body = Your Holiday Lab

Often when I talk I use the phrase, “Your body as a lab” to encourage guests to be OBSERVANT as they are making choices leading to changes. This Holiday Season, maybe you’re willing to try a little experiment with me? The “Scientific Method” asks a question, constructs a hypothesis, tests it experimentally, analyzes the data,… Read more »

Tips for Active Retirement

Retirement?  Does the word make you sigh?  Or are you there already and sigh because, well, quite honestly it’s not what you thought it would be? There is a boatload of material on the Internet and maybe in your living room about things to do when you retire, but what this material rarely says is… Read more »

The Power of One!

Relaxing at The Oaks

You’ve heard the phrase, “What a difference a day makes,” I want to change that a little to say, “What a difference one change makes!” The power of one healthy change is like a pebble thrown into a pond that doesn’t seem like much but it makes a ripple that spreads out subtly and stubbornly… Read more »

The “Fast” Track

Sometimes our bodies just need a break from certain foods for a certain length of time, maybe forever, to improve our digestion, elimination, and energy. Fasting from certain foods may also stimulate weight loss! Here’s a no brainer- our bodies change as we age. Foods we used to be able to eat are suddenly less… Read more »

Aging, OaksSpa Style

As you may know, if you’ are “one of us”, the Average Oaks Guest isn’t a “20-something” ..or even “30-something” anymore.  Our demographic is a powerhouse on many fronts. Many of us are approaching the aging process differently than any generation before us, with good health as our goal. So let’s clarify that goal! Have… Read more »