The Art of Balance

Colleen Juarez February 25, 2019 Exercise, Health, Mind & Body

As we age…balance becomes more important than ever before. Maintaining strong muscles and flexible joints help to maintain our center of gravity and good reaction time. Most of us don’t realize that balance also involves our sensory and motor systems. These systems include vision (for direction and motion), the vestibular system in the inner ear […]

Changes for the New You in 2019

Colleen Juarez January 7, 2019 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body

When people set New Years Resolutions, most have great intentions but all to often many of us run into roadblocks and eventually fall off the wagon. Soon the motivation fades and many of us never accomplish our goal. Sometimes it takes many attempts before something clicks and you figure out how to make those changes […]

How to Give CPR to Yourself

Colleen Juarez December 9, 2018 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body

These days there are many of us who live alone and are not close to any relatives.Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were alone and you suddenly began to have heart attack symptoms? What would you do? Who would you call? Most people know to call 911 if they experience severe […]

Fall Into Healthy Eating Habits

Colleen Juarez September 9, 2018 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

It’s coming into that time of year when the days are getting shorter and cooler. Fall is a beautiful time of year but with the shorter days and cooler weather something else happens as well–we start eating more. I know for myself the cooler weather means I have a harder time staying motivated to get […]

Ways to Stay Fit and Destress

Colleen Juarez July 29, 2018 Exercise, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

Longer days in the summertime for many of us means we can get more done in a day and depending on the typical weather where you live–hotter and sunnier, too. Researchers have found links between exposure to bright natural light and enhanced mental alertness, mood, and energy, which means now’s the time for us folks […]

Benefits of Yin Yoga

Colleen Juarez May 23, 2018 Exercise, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

Last weekend I had the incredible opportunity to attend a yoga festival…of classes and music, and sweet souls. I nourished my body, my mind and my heart. I walked in the dusty, windy desert grounds, I danced to the music around me, I moved to the words of instruction. Above all, I was reminded of […]

Healthy Habits to Live By

Colleen Juarez March 6, 2018 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

There is always advice about how to live a healthy life yet, some habits you and I have might actually be working against us—things like late weekend night meals and ignoring that Broccolini recipe we keep saying we will try. They may seem harmless, but a few not so great habits over time really do […]

Eating Mindfully to help with Weight Loss

Colleen Juarez February 4, 2018 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you eat you don’t even taste what your eating? By not noticing the texture, taste or even that you may already be full before putting another bite in your mouth you often eat more that what your body really needs. As a young person food was an unhealthy […]

Christmas Blessings

Colleen Juarez December 25, 2017 Exercise, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

  The holidays are a special time when we celebrate with family and friends our appreciation for each other. With shared foods, gifts and celebrations we let those we love know how important they are in our lives. It is also a time we often reflect individually about what we are grateful for. I’d like […]