50 Best and Worst Beach Bodies

Good phyical appearance is a result of a healthy lifestyle.
No Vanity Here!

For many of us, the primary reason for leading a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity is simply to ensure a good quality of life for many years and decades to come. Another popular and valid reason is to naturally improve, or at least maintain, our current physical appearance for as long as we can, in other words, vanity!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy those very rare moments in life when a total stranger, with great sincerity, incorrectly guesses our age confirming that we are successfully defying the physical effects of aging.  Some are indeed succeeding in looking fit and healthy, most are not, at least not without some strategically placed makeup, clothing or cosmetic surgery (or Photoshop for those celebs in print) and even then we still need to suspend some of our disbelief, ok, most of it.

Do you include yourself in the physically active group of people who don’t know why they aren’t getting results?  Are there times when you ask “why do I look like my slug of a neighbour whose greatest form of exercise are short walks to and from the refrigerator and car?” Then here is your opportunity to get a tip from a professional who not only knows, but has been there. Continue reading

Health and Wellness: When Is Play a Good Thing?

Play, Key to health and wellness
Hey you, play time…you’re not getting any younger!

Here is a rather funny twelve-minute TED Talk conducted by Charlie Todd the creator of Improv Everywhere, a group that creates absurd and joyful public scenes. Laughter is indeed great preventive medicine for the mind, body and spirit.  Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and watch!  Oh, by the way, when is play a good thing? Continue reading

Weight Loss Myths and Facts:Vegetarian diets mean weight loss and better health

Vegetarian Weight Loss PlanBest Weight Loss Diet Plan Myth 4B: A Vegetarian diet means you are sure to lose weight and be healthier.

Myth = As in non-vegetarian diets, vegetarian diets have their own set of challenges to nutritional adequacy. Nutrients that non-vegetarians normally consume from animal products may not always be found in a vegetarian eating plan. Additionally, vegetarians, just as non-vegetarians, can make poor food choices for weight loss and are not immune to being overweight.  Continue reading