Category: Fitness

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 »

Good Fat/Bad FAt

We have become a “Fat Phobic” people, yet we are still an overweight nation. We need a healthy, true view on FAT In reality, your overall intake should include 25-30% GOOD fat, which is the unsaturated kind, fat that is liquid at room temperature and comes from a plant such as organic non GMO cold… Read more »

Stress and Your Health

Choose your term of choice- stressed out; anxious, apprehensive, concerned, afraid….all of these negative emotions, if not handled correctly, can compromise your overall health and sense of wellbeing. They are literally toxic and can eventually make you sick! Stress and anxiety are going to come our way, via people, places, things and events- it’s a… Read more »

The Ideal You – Part 2

Functional Fitness

Last month I shared about how important it is to have a clear ‘vision of self’ based on what is realistically and currently available to you, factoring in body type, age, etc. In line with that theme let’s talk about having a healthy body image! How much time have most of us wasted feeling discontent… Read more »

A Sedentary Lifestyle Hurts

Did you just read the title of this column and say, “Ouch”?  Good, because the future looks pretty grim for those who don’t move. I wish the truth were otherwise, but most of us spend far too much of our lives sitting.  Yes, the joy requires it, but what is all that sedentary time doing… Read more »

Happy You Year

So I am going to sidestep the obvious January; “time to cleanse,” “resolutions,” “new attitude” talks in favor of talking about your happiness. A “deep sense of wellbeing” “flourishing,” “satisfied” kind of Happy You Year is where we’re going here. Wouldn’t that make 2015 wonderful? I’m convinced that happy people are healthy people and that… Read more »