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By: rjeter

    My my, my, this year is almost at an end.  The holiday season is upon us.  The article on “5 Tips to Spending Less for the Holidays,” is a great way to save some money.  Speaking of the holidays, let’s all be grateful for the expectations of being together during that time thus the “Meaning of Thanksgiving….Expression of Gratitude.”…

By: rjeter

Functional training is a type of fitness routine that helps focus on movements and exercises that help with performance in every day life. Functional training involves stair steps, lifting, throwing, coordination, and flexibility.  It is the perfect exercise routine for anyone (especially older adults) who needs a sensible fitness routine.  The key to functional exercise is integration. It is about…

By: rjeter

 ¨ Gather in Unity – People come together, in celebration of a common purpose. It’s a time for reconciliation of differences, sharing our      victories and our struggles, as we find strength and hope. ¨ To Teach the Young – Each generation brings purpose and significance to the richness of our heritage. Faded pictures, sentimental knick-knacks, even the prayer of Thanksgiving before the meal, all…

By: rjeter

There are many exercises gadgets to help people lose weight, and yet the good old-fashioned walking is still one of the best ways to drop those extra pounds. To boost the chances of success, purchase a pedometer. Pedometers are extremely cheap and can gauge your miles.  This is crucial with finding out how many steps are needed to see a     difference in…

By: rjeter

* Eat a variety of nutrient-packed foods, i.e. whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free dairy. * Energize with grains, such as:   bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereals, and tortillas. * Protein – is essential for building and repairing muscle.  Eat lean or low-fat cuts of beef, pork, skinless chicken or turkey, seafood and plant-based foods. * Plant protein foods—beans, peas (kidney, pinto black,…

By: rjeter

The holiday season is the time of year for feeling joyful. Instead, too many of us end up feeling stressed due to overspending. We don’t even have to wait until January 1st to start feeling the pressure of spending too much! Now is the time to be proactive. Here are some tips to help you spend less and minimize stress…

By: rjeter

    Summer is here and the living is easy and hot but also very humid here in the Washington metropolitan area.  With whatever the weather, we need to keep our families in mind, giving thanks.  In addition to everyday, this season honors our parents, grandparents and step parents. Our interviewee Erica Wilson loves the water and has been excited…

By: rjeter

Tell us why you started your fitness journey?  At age 27 I weighed over 200 pounds after the birth of my beautiful second daughter.  Realizing it was time to make a change,  I began exercising at a fitness club in Maryland with my sister.  It was lots of fun; the choreographed executed moves that were great – urban style! During…

By: rjeter

Did you know that most exercises you do standing up, can be done sitting down?  It’s true.  For instance: Marching in Place – Lift legs up and down. Jumping Jacks – Lift both arms up overhead and legs out to the side synchronized together. V-Step – Both legs start together, then step one leg out diagonally..then the other..as in a…

By: rjeter

There are many things you can add to water to make it more exciting to drink.  Here are just a few: Ginger – If you like spices, ginger is a great way to add a “zing” to your water. Citrus – Freeze small citrus fruits in  cube trays and then put the ice cubes in water for flavor.  The water…

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