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By: rjeter

Every February is set aside to bring awareness to people especially women about the importance of knowing the potential risks of heart disease. There are about 2.6 million people living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Understanding heart conditions is not an easy task, but looking at some facts will benefit you and the people you love. Keeping fit with a regular…

By: rjeter

Everyone wants to speed up their metabolism and burn fat throughout the day. According to Janet Walberg-Rankin, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology, Virginia Institute of Technology, “you can lose a pound of fat a week just by ratcheting up your activity level a notch or two.” One way this can be accomplished is through strength training. Strength training decreases fat…

By: rjeter

Doctors used to think that brain development occurred only during youth and slowed down as we age. However, new research indicates that humans develop new neurons (brain cells) throughout their lifetime. Recent studies reveal the many benefits of exercising your brain. Doctors and scientists agree that older people stay sharper when they stimulate their brains with lots of socializing and…

By: rjeter

There are so many things we should change as we mature and grow older.  There are seven principles that can take us beyond, beyond…. read the article on “Kwanzaa” and see if you don’t agree. While we look for change, let’s try to treat and love others the way we want to be treated and loved.  “That Special Birth” reminds…

By: rjeter

Tell us about your fitness journey In 1998 I was one of a few instructors who opened the doors of the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, teaching basic and intermediate hand dance classes.  After a few years, I obtained a certification in group fitness training, teaching hi-low aerobics, step, abs and weight training classes. During the past 15 years,…

By: rjeter

The nativity of Jesus concerns the incarnation of Jesus as the second Adam, in fulfillment of the divine will of God, undoing the damage caused by the fall of the first man, Adam. His conception was a one-time event that was unique in all of history. The angel told Mary a few things about her soon-to-be-son (The Gospel of Luke):…

By: rjeter

1.  Recent Memory Loss that Affects Job Performance – May forget things more often and not remember them later.  They may repeatedly ask the same question, not remembering either the answer or they’ve already asked the questions. 2.  Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks – Preparing a meal, forget to serve it, and even forgot they made it. 3.  Problem with Language…

By: rjeter

The holiday season is approaching fast and with that comes all the high calorie foods.  Here’s a low calorie version for you pumpkin pie lovers.  High in taste; low in calories, almost half of the traditional crusted pumpkin pie.  ENJOY! Ingredients 2 cups – 2% reduced-fat milk ¾ cup – dark brown sugar ¼ cup – cornstarch 2 large eggs…

By: rjeter

     CHEEKBONES – The perfect bone structure seems to elude us as we age.  How does a woman contour that  perfect cheekbone?  Create the illusion by lighting and shading your face structure, but let’s keep it simple.  This look can take years off your face.  Use sculpting products such as a bronzer, blush and highlighter.  The goal is to emulate…

By: rjeter

Equipment:  Stability ball Time:  30-45 minutes When purchasing a ball, buy according to your height and not your weight. Warm-up Bounce up and down, then side-to-side Bounce and march (lifting feet up in marching position); do a double march Routine Abdominals Abdominal Zip-ups – Place feet several inches shoulder width in front of ball.  Tilt pelvis forward and pushing back…

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