Healthy Strategies

I saw a lifelong friend the other day that I had not seen in a few years. It was great to visit and get caught up!  As we were talking and sharing stories, she gave me the greatest compliment. She said that I just looked healthy.  That really made my day!  I don’t know about […]

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Small Changes for Success

I was talking to a friend the other day about her new routine.  She was excited that she had consistently gotten up at 5:30 AM for the past two weeks.  One of the secrets to success was that she made a small change.  She used to get up at 6 AM and then moved her […]

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Functional Fitness

Recently we took a long hike that took us down and up huge inclines, on bluffs and boulders, in hollows and near waterfall beds and rivers.  It was a wonderful and adventurous day.  As I was climbing, hoisting myself here and there and of course huffing and puffing, I thought about functional fitness and how […]

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Benefits From Walking

There are many benefits of walking.  If you walk fast or slow, there are still many gains from getting out there and going around the block a few times. It was a beautiful fall day recently and I was on a new trial for an afternoon walk.  I had driven by this trail a few […]

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Health Journey

I have been on a health journey my entire adult life.  It is how I choose to live my life.  I am not perfect at it. I have my ups and downs and many detours.  When I think of my journey to live a healthy, happy life, I think of a heartbeat.  A heartbeat has […]

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Can You Stand Up Unassisted?

“Can you stand up unassisted?”  This was one of the questions I heard trainers ask their new recruits at the gym.  I also overheard this same question from the nurse who was asking pre-op questions prior to surgery. It is interesting to learn how much emphasis two different health agencies put on the same issue.  […]

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The Hideout Perspective

We were hiking Hideout Hollow Falls a few weekends ago.  Fall hiking in Arkansas is very different from spring hiking.  In the spring, the waterfalls are full and flowing.  In the fall, the waterfalls are mostly dry; sometimes you find just a small trickle. Spring and fall hiking is all about your perspective of what […]

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Exercise Just Makes Me Feel Better

There is a great deal of research out there on the benefits of exercise.  There are many lists, articles and research to read.  You can start with a list of 20 Exercise Benefits to more detailed information on the Benefits of Physical Activity.  The information is wonderful news because of the numerous health benefits. I […]

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AGE gracefully

Do you know of someone who ages well?  They seem to know exactly what to do to age gracefully.  They are happy, healthy, care about others and are just fun to be around. This person for me is my mom.  She just turned 91 years old and is just delightful.  Through her actions, she has […]

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Runner Problems

I am a runner.  There are other fitness activities that I like, but I am a runner at heart.  I love the days I get to run in the early morning (My Favorite Time of Day) when the day belongs only to me.  I am not only a runner; I am a competitor and I […]

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