What Is Physical Fitness?

Physical Fitness consists of five basic components which involve the heart, lungs, strength, endurance, and flexibility. 1. Cardiorespiratory or “Cardio” The ability to do moderately strenuous activity over a period of time. It reflects how well your heart and lungs … Continue reading

Police Obesity: An Arresting Development

Hey, drop that doughnut, officer! That’s the message (sort of) from dietitian Rana Parker to the Los Angeles Police Department. The image of the carb-addicted pudgy police officer seems to be counter-intuitive, considering the physical nature of the job. So, … Continue reading

Is Food Addictive Like Drugs?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted pieces on public health policy as it relates to full-disclosure of restaurants’ nutritional information. The publicity and efforts are slowly revving up, as it becomes more and more evident that unhealthy food … Continue reading

Jenny Craig on the Today Show

All this week, the Today Show will be looking at some of the most popular diet programs on the market.  Each day they will highlight one, featuring a woman who has followed the weight loss plan for three months. Matt … Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons Why I Should Stretch!!

standing bent knee cable leg raise(Click on image to view this exercise…) 1.) Prevent injury 2.) Increase muscle-tendon flexibility 3.) Enhance performance 4.) Improve range of motion 5.) Increase sleep 6.) Alleviate muscle soreness 7.) Enhance well-being 8.) Decrease low-back … Continue reading

Mom’s Health

As a working mother of a toddler, I can see how easy it is to fall into the trap of taking care of anyone else, but not yourself. For me, I make a strong commitment every day to wake up … Continue reading