There’s an atmosphere of over indulgence created by the people who want to sell us stuff. More is better. Bigger is...Full Post
Mirabai Holland's Blog
On May 29, 2012Fitness=Longevity. We all know that. But a *scary new obesity study proves we’re ignoring the wakeup call. Why will there be a 33 % increase in obesity and a 130% in severe obesity in the next 20 years?
On Mar 15, 2012
Since March is Diabetes Month I wanted you to know about a recent discovery that is poised to be real game changer.
We all know inactivity and excess body fat are risk factors for Diabetes.
But did you know you have two kinds of fat, bad and good, white and brown?
White fat just sits there and is, well, just fat. It’s the bad...Full Post
On Jan 20, 2012
At this time of year when we’re struggling with our New Year’s resolutions I feel a need to ask and answer this question.
Why is it that so many people who truly want and desperately need to get fit find it so unattainable?
Why do so many start fitness programs only to quit after a few days or a...Full Post
On Dec 23, 2011
Last year I threw my arms up in the air and decided I wasn’t going to diet over the Holidays, and I didn’t.
I went wherever my instincts took me. If I wanted a piece of pie, I had a piece of pie. If I wanted it a la mode I said “sure, a la mode”. But around the second holiday party I caught myself thinking: “is it wholesome or is...Full Post
On Sep 16, 2011
Autumn, leaves are turning, frost is on the pumpkin and flu season is knocking at our door. I’ve got no excuse. Even my neighborhood drugstore is giving out flu shots these days.
Thinking about avoiding the flu always makes me wax philosophic.
So I started thinking about wellness. What is wellness...Full Post
On Aug 25, 2011
With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s time to get your fitness wet.
Yep, nowadays you can get in a pool or a lake, stay cool, have fun, and get as challenging a workout as you want.
We all know swimming is great aerobic exercise and a superb muscle toner, but that’s just a beginning.
Water has...Full Post
On Jul 16, 2011
Osteoporosis is one of those silent diseases that can creep up on you before you know you have it. To combat Osteoporosis and help keep your bones healthy for a lifetime, it’s important to increase your Skeletal Fitness!
Osteoporosis is a disease, which, over time, causes bones to become thinner,...Full Post
On Jun 18, 2011
Was it Einstein who said “I talk to myself in order to have an intelligent conversation”? Maybe it was Buddha.
Anyhow, I’m in a conversation with myself right now. I’m trying to knock off a few winter pounds, (If you think being a fitness pro makes you immune think again) and I find talking to myself...Full Post
On May 24, 2011
By the time we reach our 50s and 60s, we have often learned habitual postures and positions that block our ability to breathe fully. These postures might be learned from parents, they might be developed from past injuries or result unconsciously from daily environments like driving or hunching forward...Full Post
On Apr 18, 2011
Those of you who read my column regularly know that in May, Osteoporosis month, I always write about Osteoporosis.
With 12,000 boomers a day turning 65, that’s one every 8 seconds for the next 18 years; and with 50% of women over the age of 50 projected to have an osteoporosis related fracture in their...Full Post