How Exercise Affects Alzheimer’s and the Brain

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, and chances are, someone in your family or someone you know, suffers from Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive and irreversible neurodegenerative disease that impairs memory and cognitive function.  The disease can start out as simply forgetting words or having short-term memory loss.  As the disease […]

Biking Gives Cardio a New Spin

May is National Bike month and for many people that will mean dusting off the ol’ mountain bike or cruiser and tooling through their neighborhood, or maybe even tackling a local bike trail.  But, there’s a whole other category of bikes that cannot be ignored…the indoor exercise bike.     If you have ventured into any […]

How to Manage Stress

  April is national Stress Awareness month (appropriately enough), and I dare say we are all feeling a bit more stressed at the present time than we normally would.  Being in the midst of a pandemic, where we are socially isolating ourselves and where most of the country is currently under a “Stay at Home” […]

March is Nutrition Awareness Month!

Having been both a competitive bodybuilder and Olympic-style weightlifter in my mid-twenties, I began learning how to manipulate my diet in order to obtain the desired effect. I think that’s when my interest (my friends would say obsession) in food and nutrition began and then later led me to obtaining degrees in both Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. Read more