The other day, I was shopping at a local grocery store when I saw a man with the biggest protruding belly I had ever seen. His arms, legs and the rest of his body looked normal-sized for his height, but his belly protruded out as far as a full-term mom carrying six babies.
Everyone has a little bit of a He-Man or a She-Ra in them: someone who is strong, fierce, ready to get down and dirty in order to cross the finish line.
In my opinion our society places way too much emphasis on how many years we have been in the world. Yes the truth is we all have years in the rearview mirror, some few and some many. But instead of focusing on the amount of years that have passed, we should be focusing on the now and beyond years.
Tiffany Thompson is a fitness instructor at the YMCA’s Oxford location. The Oxford native joined the Y in 2003 after being invited to a fitness class by a friend.
Maybe lately you have been thinking back over 2015 and trying to figure out where it went. I’m not sure I can answer that, but I know it is almost gone, and now we have to look forward and try to do our very best to get healthy and make health and wellness a priority in 2016.
We all know that getting older is out of our control. There is not a darn thing we can do about the quickly passing days and weeks. But what we can do something about is how we live those days and what we do to make ourselves feel younger and be super functional into the future.
I find other women to be so inspiring when it comes to staying motivated to exercise or to try new things. Several years ago, I wrote an article about top fitness tips and advice from my fitness friends whom I exercise with daily. These people come to my classes and are great at supporting e…
In this rather crazy life, we are constantly connected to the world around us and beyond, and rarely away from some type of electronic device. But an important element to our happiness and our physical health is to be able to unwind and disconnect.
Have you heard of the test that you can take at home called the SRT? The Sitting Rising Test was created by a Brazilian doctor who noticed that some of his patients could not even reach down and tie their shoes, much less sit on the floor and get back up.
If you are over 50, then I offer my congratulations! You are wiser and smarter, right? You know now that you need to take better care of yourself to ease into next phase of life, don’t you?
One old home remedy, pouring hot water on the mound, is about 60 percent effective, but it can be dangerous to the applicator and will kill any surrounding vegetation. Additionally, about three gallons of water must be used in an attempt to reach the reproductive areas of the mound.