NHA Healthy Living Conference

We are headed to the NHA Annual Healthy Living Conference this weekend.  It always brings back fond memories for me.  My Grandfather was one of the “founding fathers” of the organization.  Back in the day it was called the “Natural Hygiene Society” and was quite revolutionary.  Today many of the tenants it espouses are almost mainstream.  Ideas like no smoking, eating plants, daily exercise, stress management.  All that was relative “voodoo” back in the day.  We have come a long way ‘baby’ and with your help we’re going to continue to move forward one life at a time.  The NHA Conference always brings together some great thinkers, speakers and participants.  Hope to see you there!

FITT for Summer

Are you contemplating starting a new exercise program?  Perhaps you have a 5k coming up, a new weight loss goal, or maybe you heard my “Exercise and Alzheimer’s” talk and want to reduce your future risk of cognitive decline.  Regardless of your reasons, a simple tool to help you succeed is F.I.T.T.  This simple mnemonic stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.  Use FITT as you develop an exercise plan.  Frequency:  How often can you/will you exercise per week.  Intensity: What intensity is safe for you and will help you achieve your goals? Time: How long per time?  10 minutes to 2 hours.  Dependent on your schedule, goals, previous fitness etc you will map this out.  Our last T is Type:  Whether a sport (like tennis, basketball, running, soccer) or a gym routine, pilates class or the like.  This can be one of the most important decisions.  Choose something you enjoy and don’t be afraid to vary it!  You can find some great workout tips and programs in our store.  Go check them out, download a few and get moving!  Use FITT to help you succeed, and use SMART Goals to guide you!

Powerpoint Updates

They are up at last!  We have heard from a bunch of you about our recent presentations at the North American Summerfest in Johnstown, PA.  I am glad to say they are finally up and ready for your viewing.  Just click here on presentations or go to the resources tab to view!  Enjoy and let us know what other tools you need to achieve your BEST health!  Seek health!