I came across a term this morning that brought a smile to my face.......... GLOW UP.    Hmmmm, I wondered, is GLOW UP and external thing or is it something that is within? URBAN DICTIONARY: A GLOW UP  is a mental, physical, and an emotional transformation for the better. GLOW UPs can be both natural or planned.  When I … Continue reading GLOW UP

Are You Too Fit To Fracture?

My early morning reading, nice and light, lol..........exercise and bone density. You don't just wake up one day and experience bone loss or worse, osteoporosis.  A recent study at the University of Waterloo shows that, and I'm sorry, WALKING ISN'T ENOUGH. "Exercise is an important step towards protecting your bones, as it helps protect your … Continue reading Are You Too Fit To Fracture?

Here’s How I Finally Got Myself to Start Exercising

In reading this article I found great common ground when she wrote "I started exercising again by running for only one minute at a time — yes, that’s right, 60 seconds." My area had come out of lockdown and outdoor exercise in public spaces was permitted. I am fortunate that we have access to 5 … Continue reading Here’s How I Finally Got Myself to Start Exercising

🐻Momma Bear(s)🐻

In my recent read "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn" by John C Maxwell, I stumbled across a humorous story. The particular chapter was on "what happens when we don't take responsibility". Point 2 in this chapter is when "we have unrealistic perspective of how life works" and the pitfall of comparing ourselves to others. … Continue reading 🐻Momma Bear(s)🐻

Yoga For Healthy Aging ~ Understanding Vagal Tone (Part 1 &2)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about vagal tone and how yoga can help to maintain healthy vagus nerve function, in effect providing “high vagal tone.” (That’s a good thing.) It basically means that the body and brain function more resiliently under stress. It can even reduce allostatic load, which is the amount of … Continue reading Yoga For Healthy Aging ~ Understanding Vagal Tone (Part 1 &2)

Yes, the Pandemic Is Ruining Your Body

“Even if you don’t get COVID-19, the pandemic might destroy you anyway.” Muscles, bones, skin, hair, even vision - “For many people, the physical ramifications of a year or more in isolation will be temporary, or at least largely reversible. For some, though, the accumulated toll of the pandemic’s disruptions to daily life could be … Continue reading Yes, the Pandemic Is Ruining Your Body