Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins is going to teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins is going to teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

By | June 2nd, 2014|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Feeling too grumpy or stressed out to exercise? Think again!

A little exercise can go a long way in reducing stress and making you feel good, along with its many other health benefits.

By | March 19th, 2014|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

How yoga helps people with Parkinson’s Disease

When you have Parkinson's Disease, it affects how your body moves. Yoga instructor Elizabeth Burd developed and teaches a program that can help.

By | February 23rd, 2014|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Running in the rain at the Vermont City Marathon

The 2013 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay in Burlington in the rain. Vermont and Boston Strong.

By | May 28th, 2013|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Derby Lite: Buckle your helmets ladies

Three times in the past three weeks I have fallen hard on my rear end. And yet, I keep going back for more. Am I a masochist? Am I losing my mind?

By | December 17th, 2012|Fitness, Health News|4 Comments

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s Disease

A leading Parkinson's disease specialist at Mayo Clinic says there's increasing evidence that ongoing vigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson's.

By | November 13th, 2012|Fitness, Health News|16 Comments

Cirque du Soleil: Could you be a performer?

What does it take to be a circus former? It goes without saying that you have to be in great shape!

By | October 10th, 2012|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Get Up From That Chair!

I am trying something new.  Instead of working at my computer for hours on end I am scheduling regular breaks. My goal is to set the timer on my phone to go off after one hour. I’ll work for an hour, take a break, then sit down at the computer for another hour. I say goal because even though I did great all day yesterday, this morning I screwed up first thing. Yup, even though it’s today’s blog topic, I forgot to set the timer!  It’s on now though — 55:22 minutes left until my next break! […]

By | May 4th, 2011|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Boost Your Memory: Take a Walk

Think you could manage a brisk walk 40 minutes a day, three days a week?  If you can, it might improve your memory. A new study backs up earlier research that demonstrated a strong connection between fitness levels and the size of the hippocampus. Huh? […]

By | February 2nd, 2011|Fitness, Health News|2 Comments