Home Cooked Cuisine: Savory Butternut Squash

An overlooked and often neglected squash, the butternut squash, is the highlight of this recipe. We have to admit, we have been one of the guilty in having never purchased and cooked this squash. Tha...

Vacation Without Wrecking Your Waistline

Years ago, I struggled with guilt when I would go on vacation. Being off my normal eating and exercise routine would cause me stress and although I always enjoyed my vacations, I could never quite sh...

What I Eat in a Typical Day

I get asked about diet as much as I get asked about exercise. Diet is so important. Exercise, no matter how hard you work, is not enough. I could go on and on about this (and I often do in my classes...

Concussion Can Alter Parent-Child Relationships

The incidence of concussion is particularly high in the preschool years – up to around 2% of children aged 0 to 5 years per year. A study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine mother-child research ho...

Are You Reaching for the Right Pain Medication?

The use of opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin is on the rise and this trend is taking its toll. Opioids account for 46 deaths each day in the United States — more than any other d...

My Fitness Career and Child #3

The first time it happened my youngest was just a baby. I had just finished teaching a class and a woman from LA who had been in the class came up to me. “What are you doing in Waco, Texas? You shoul...

Take Small Steps to Better Health

(StatePoint) Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. Take it from celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal “La” Mitchell, “Everyone ca...

Tips to Shop Organic on a Budge

Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher in cost. “Eating ri...