Working Out to Honor a Hero and Inspire Others

A US Memorial Day tradition has sprung up in recent years, honoring a Navy Seal officer who was killed in the Afghanistan war. Thousands of people participate annually. And while the challenge is no doubt grueling, it draws participants who … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ah, Chocolate… Why Do We Love You So?

We love chocolate – but why do we associate it so much with love, especially around Valentine’s Day? A few reasons, according to conventional wisdom and some (not entirely conclusive) scientific research. Chocolate has two components, phenethylamine, and tryptophan, that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Helps You Stay Ready to Travel Again

A fit 51, Rick has a dream of riding his motorcycle on all seven continents. He was hoping to reach number 6 soon, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, international travel is on hold for now. “We have friends in Portugal … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

What a year! Too bad we can’t just snap our fingers and enjoy a “normal” holiday season, right? Well, 2020’s unique circumstances can bring a key reminder about living healthy after 50: Exercise, nutrition, stress management are more important than … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Set Your Self-Care Goals Now for the Busy Holiday Season

Are you taking care of yourself? We don’t mean just exercising and eating right – although those are truly important to your health and wellbeing. We also mean “self-care” activities that too many busy mature adults shrug off as self-indulgent, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Are Your Vacations Relaxing?

My family and I just experienced two very different vacations. The first vacation was spent in Arizona (yes, during the heat wave).  It was a high school graduation trip for my daughter, Jessica.  Jessica planned the trip and did a great … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Having trouble fitting fitness in during the holiday frenzy?

  Diets and exercise regimens often fall apart during the holidays.  But our hints will help you get everything done while still fitting in time for fitness.     Here are some of my Helpful Holly Hints for fitting “holidaze” fitness in: When … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Alternative Burger

Summer barbecues are upon us. What kind of hamburger are you going to serve? It’s time to get creative and grill an alternative burger.  Forget the normal beef hamburger and work on making healthier burgers for you, your family and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

On a Diet? The Do’s & Don’ts of Eating Out!

Most people find that eating out can ruin their diet.  In most cases this is true, but there are ways to minimize weight gain and actually lose weight when you eat out while on your diet. Here are some Do’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Jet-Ercise. Exercises for the Jet Set!

Are you on an airplane a lot?  More and more people are traveling for work and vacations and many are traveling to the Far East.  I have a client who travels to Singapore every few months. This puts him on … [CLICK TO READ MORE]