Are YOU Getting Enough Magnesium?

Do you take a magnesium supplement? If so, which one, and why? If you tested low on Magnesium or Vit D or another supplement, did your doctor recommend that you take a supplement? We’ve known for many years that magnesium is important for our hearts, but did you know it’s very important for the health…

Summer Activities – Walking Meditation in Nature

I was thinking… About my beautiful neighborhood; the birds, foxes, rabbits, hummingbirds, gofers, coyotes, and, happiest place of all – the LAKE! I often write in the newsletters and in Facebook posts about kayaking, boating, gardening, and other adventures here in my “Beautiful Berkshires.” I call this my own little paradise. And that’s how I…

Best Sun and Bug Protection for Summer!

Sunshine is here, and summer is on its way! Yay! Are YOU Ready? Got your sunscreen handy? Apparently, I was not ready last week. We had a lovely outside Yoga class and I didn’t bring my sunscreen. Got a little red nose to show for it! I almost always wear a hat as well, but…

Restrictive Diets Don’t Work

Spring is in the air, even if the snow is still on the ground in Otis… With the warmer days and later sunsets comes the desire to get in shape for shorts and tanks. Many of us have put on our “winter weight,” like hibernating bears. For me, it’s the holiday season and my birthday…

National Play Outside Day!

Tomorrow is National Walking Day. Saturday is National Play Outside Day. I’ll bet you can guess where I’m going with this… Let’s make a vow today to do a little bit more walking and do it outdoors! Now that the weather is a bit nicer, we’ll get our daily dose of Sunshine Vitamin (D), breathe…

Pickleball for Over 50’s?

Do you play pickleball? It’s been getting a lot of press lately and courts are popping up everywhere! It’s the fastest growing sport in the US. Even here in East Otis we now have an indoor pickleball court and are developing a league. I went to the discovery session last week to see what it’s…

Arthritis – Reduce Your PAIN!

If you’ve been reading my articles for some time, you know how I get when a doctor tells one of my clients that there’s nothing that can be done for their pain. Just the other day one of my Pilates students told me that her doctor said there’s nothing that can be done for knee…

What we put in and on our bodies is just as important as exercising!

A friend recently asked my input on a shampoo and conditioner that she was using and that she liked. This reminded me that it’s been a long time since I talked about safe and healthy skin care products, so today we’re going to look at this important part of healthy aging. In 2012, when I…