• Cardio,  Fitness,  Health,  Uncategorized

    Finding Your Fitness Motivation

    You might know that exercising on a regular basis is good for you, and have even chosen some great workouts to do, but motivating yourself to continue is another thing entirely. Fitness, like diets and new hobbies, are often easy in the beginning. You are excited to try something new, you add them to your schedule, and feel ready to finally make it work. You are determined that this is going to work, even if in the past you gave up after a few days or a few weeks. The problem is motivation. You need to keep pushing yourself and finding the motivation to continue, even on days when you…

  • Aging,  Brain Health,  Fitness

    Focus On Anti-Aging

    No one enjoys the process of growing older. However, there are many who have the ability to age gracefully and accept the changes that their body and mind are taking on this journey. It can be overwhelming as we think about how aging affects our lives. If we try to keep our attention on only a few aspects as we focus on anti-aging so we can stay hopeful and positive as we walk through this process. Aging gracefully does not mean you have to accept the problems that arise with each year. Instead, it allows you to take a proactive approach to protect your health, reverse or manage issues that…

  • Brain Health,  Cardio,  Fitness,  Health

    Help Clear Covid Fog

    Help Clear Covid Fog

    By Kathy Denise Hicks Although, the news has lessened regarding the Covid virus more recently. As you probably remember, we were constantly seeing the Covid numbers, the impacts to the hospitals, and the latest symptoms in front of us on the TV, blogs, and magazines. Regardless if you are a “vaxer” or “non-vaxer”, had Covid or haven’t had Covid, due to information overload, we all may be suffering from “Covid Fog”. Today I will give you five ways to help clear Covid fog.                                                      …

  • Fitness,  Health,  Productivity

    Stay Productive and Healthy During Chaos

    As I scan the news and think about what is going on in the world, my neck becomes very tight and my shoulders start inching up towards my ears. I can hear my voice in my head, “lower your shoulders”, that I speak in my exercise classes constantly. Stress of world and local chaos can derail our best attempts at keeping a routine of sorts. If you are trying to keep up with chores, kids and work tasks, while endeavoring to stay healthy and fit, you may find yourself lost in a sea of uneasy and anxious thoughts. Before you know it, the day has disappeared and you haven’t reached…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Uncategorized

    The Most Effective Injury Prevention Protocols

    By Kathy Denise Hicks Twenty-five years ago I embarked on an adventure that I didn’t know would affect my life so dramatically. I gave birth to a set of identical twin boys with a total weight of about 14 pounds. Little did I know, how carrying these little bundles of joy would create a bit of havoc in my body. I like to think of it as a sports injury actually and by using injury prevention protocols, I may have avoided some of the injuries I did through this whole experience.  Soon after the babies were born, my back and hips began expressing themselves with a bit of complaining. Eventually…

  • Fitness,  Uncategorized

    Five Ways to Stay Fit at Work

    Five Ways to Stay Fit at Work It is Good for Business!! As a Civil Engineer for 25 years and more recently online entrepreneur and personal trainer, I have spent many working hours at a desk and computer. I have experienced pain and tightness in my back, shoulders and legs that may have been prevented. The effects of a sedentary lifestyle is talked about all over the media and at some time or another has affected most of us. Symptoms of sitting for much of the day include leg and gluteal muscle loss and disfunction, lower back pain, weight gain, and a number of chronic illnesses including diabetes, depression and…

  • Aging,  Fitness,  Foot Health,  Health

    Let’s Talk Foot Pain!!

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      Today let’s talk about foot pain during the aging process. This is one topic that many health professionals don’t mention. Exercise and stretching is a very effective prescription to help with foot pain. If that approach fails, your doctor may suggest surgery.  I try to avoid this option as a last resort. But sometimes, surgery is the only option. None the less, we have all felt foot pain. Often, we don’t know the cause or how to make the pain go away. So, we just try to deal with the pain and hope it gets better. Have you been down this road? I know I have. After the birth…

  • Fitness,  Foot Health

    Creating Muscular Balance

    Creating Muscular Balance

    When I first heard of corrective exercise and creating muscular balance, the meaning in my mind was pretty simple. When you have an injury or have been inactive for a while, with help you can get help to regain mobility.  Once you hire a physical therapist or personal training they will create an exercise routine to regain the strength you have lost. When I decided to become a Corrective Exercise Specialist, I realized that there was so much more to recovering from an injury or weakness than just letting the injury heal and getting back to your normal workouts.  There are four basic components to a corrective exercise continuum that…

  • Fitness,  Health

    Life after Covid Hit the World

    Life is busy. Ask anyone how they are, and they will most likely say, “I’m great but very busy.” On our planet of more than 7.5 billion people, so many things to do, places to be, and people to see. Two months ago, my life “was” no different. I have two teens, three adult children, a husband, an engineering career, and a growing health and fitness business. I say “was” because once the Covid pandemic hit our world, most everything changed. The gym I worked at closed, I was sent home from work with several family members sick (not Covid, but we didn’t know at the time) and I moved…

  • Aging,  Fitness,  Weights

    What Is Right for You?

    The other day I was talking to several peers, most in their 50’s and 60’s, many of which have some sort of joint or back issue. After the birth of my twins, I found my lower back in quite an altered state, my abdomen muscles non-existent and even severed from the large size of the babies (14 lb total, 5 weeks early) and my sleep being affected by my constant back pain. Another issue might be a knee blowout my friend’s had a number of years ago and are now feeling scar tissue act up when they move. In addition, they may have had a fall which required a hip…