We all know that the recommendation for exercise is to try to get in 150 minutes of activity a week. But what time of the day is the best time to do so? Are you an early morning get-it-out-of-the-way exerciser, or an after-work exerciser? It turns out there are advantages to both. 

Summer in Alabama is all I need to say. It’s hot. Exercising outside is not a great idea unless you are completely acclimated to doing so, or you go very early in the morning or late in the afternoon. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I loved to run at lunchtime on those very hot days. I was acc…

One of the joys of growing older is waking up in the morning feeling like my body is frozen. In my 60s, I have really noticed it getting worse. The good news is after doing a few easy stretches, plus the normal moving about, within about 5-10 minutes my joints feel fine and the stiffness goe…

If you’re like millions of people in the United States, the change into a new season like spring or fall can mean you’ll suffer with symptoms that come from seasonal allergies, and many of those symptoms can be pretty severe.

If someone told you that staying active could reduce your chances for 13 types of cancer, including breast, lung, bladder, and kidney cancer, would that get your attention? 

Last Friday was National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Even though Lynn Rice admits to forgetting to wear red that day, she is passionate about encouraging other women to pay attention to their heart health.

Maybe you got a new Apple watch or a Fitbit for Christmas and are ready to start tracking your exercise minutes on your device. These watches are great for keeping that data, setting challenges with friends and setting goals that you want to achieve. You can even reply to texts, and your wat…

Have you ever noticed how many people don’t bother drinking water ever? And do you know how that affects your body? So many people are chronically dehydrated, and this can cause real issues for anyone’s health. Especially if you are over 50 and are a regular exerciser. The more you sweat, th…

Over time, normal wear and tear can lead to tears or loss of fluid within the discs. They can also bulge into the spinal canal or push against nerve roots when the outer covering weakens.

All of us have probably struggled with weight at some point. Especially as we age, we get that belly pooch or those love handles that seem to just hang around and go nowhere no matter how much we exercise. And the focus we put on that (I am talking to you, women) is a ridiculous waste of time.