With Labor Day right around the corner, back to school is officially in full swing. Whether you have kids, grandkids, or are a teacher yourself, at very minimum we can all remember the hustle and bustle of summer ending, and another school year beginning. While all the cool things that come with a new school year can be exciting, we forget new teachers, new classmates, and new material, can also be very stressful. Here are a few easy tips on easing stress on your kids, and yourself.
Caveman diet, baby food diet, detox—the media is teeming with stories about celebrities and “real people just like you” losing weight on the latest fad diets. Each has its own “science” behind it, yet many end up being ineffective in the long run. With so many specialized plans out there, how do you choose the right one for you?Determine Your Unique Needs
Parents of young children may find it difficult to make time for exercise. In some cases, they feel guilty when they take time for themselves. In other cases, they feel overwhelmed and that they have no time for anything let alone exercise.The guilty parent needs to understand that to be a good parent you have to be healthy. When you are taking time for yourself in the form or sleep, exercise, a massage, or a night out with friends, you are becoming a better parent.
Recognizing StressWhich of these is stress?You receive a promotion at work.Your car has a flat tire.You go to a fun party that lasts till 2:00 a.m.Your dog gets sick.Your new bedroom set is being delivered.Your best friend and his wife come to stay at your house for a week.You get a bad case of hay fever.All of the above.ALL OF THESE ARE STRESS
"How did you get into (insert profession here)" is a question every adult is asked either by clients, co-workers, friends, family, etc. or all of the above. For me, I consider myself lucky to enjoy my work with exercise, helping challenge themselves and revamp their lifestyle to increase their quality of life.
Hello to all you fitness professionals. My husband and I met in Japan because of the 9-11 crisis. We have a beautiful Tribute to 9-11 motorcylcle that we are headed to New York with for the 10th year anniversary. We hope that people never forget the horrible incident. We don't believe people should relive the horror but we don't believe people should forget either!!!!!
Living in a small town, there are certain traditions that bring people together. In La Verne, there is a football game each year where our beloved Bonita High School Bearcats play cross town rivals, the San Dimas Saints, for the coveted Smudgepot. Last night was such a night with the Bearcats beating the Saints 40-20. Once again, Bonita takes the prize.