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Feb 16, 2022

RESOLVE TO STICK WITH THE PROGRAM IN 2022!

6 Weeks into the New Year…Are You Holding on to Your Resolutions! I am sure that many of you feel as I do…it is hard to believe that I am living in the year two thousand and TWENTY-TWO! Moreover, I hope you share my sentiments that each year, despite the trials and challenges of the […]

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Feb 16, 2022

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise!

Part II of II You are never too old to exercise! This is the second of two columns dedicated to appropriate exercise for the elderly. Last week I discussed basic strengthening exercises. This column will address three additional components necessary for independence in the elderly: flexibility, balance and endurance. While it may not be as […]

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Feb 7, 2022

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise!

PART I OF II You are never too old to exercise! A reader who described herself as “elderly” asked me if she was too old to exercise. Without knowing her age, I replied that she was not. I did qualify my response with the fact that exercise must be adjusted to meet the individual needs […]

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Jan 25, 2022

Some Symptoms Should Not be Ignored

The body is beautifully designed to constantly change and make adjustments to maintain homeostasis...a healthy place where all systems work together in perfect equilibrium. However, when things are not working as planned, your body is also designed to give you feedback. Sometimes the feedback is benign (like a stomach ache from eating too much), while […]

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Jan 19, 2022

Morning Rituals to Lose Weight in 2022

The number one resolution each year is to lose weight. The internet is flooded with endless recommendations for diet and exercise. While not guaranteed, the recommendations below are safe, simple and easily implemented. And, it is a good way to start your day…give it a try! Weight Yourself – Step on the scale first thing […]

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Jan 12, 2022

BEST HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, GET FULLY VACCINATED!

AFTER VACCINATION…MAINTAIN A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM Every January, people make numerous resolutions related to health and wellness such as eating less and exercising more. As we enter our second new year living (or dying) with the COVID virus, it may be that the best health and wellness resolution is to GET FULLY VACCINATED! The Omicron […]

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Jan 5, 2022

Contributions to the Health & Wellness in Our Community

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with GCSOM: Steven Scheinman, MD, GCSOM President and Dean Steven Scheinman, MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine President and Dean, retired at the end of 2021, leaving behind a legacy that will continue in perpetuity. It is often said that success can be measured by the degree to […]

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Dec 27, 2021

Merry Christmas: Mind Body and Spirit

While the Christmas spirit is still strongly present and the New Year just days away, I thought it would be appropriate to reprint a column from Christmas 2006. The forward to the column was written by Father Scott Pilarz, President of the University of Scranton who passed away on March 10, 2021 from complications related […]

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Dec 20, 2021

MERRY FITNESS! Top Ten Fitness Gifts for Christmas 2021!

Dry Tech Exercise Clothing Dry Tech is the best thing that has happened to exercise apparel since “jogging suit” was donned by all the “cool dudes” in the 70’s and 80’s . It is has great style and even better function. The specially made material is light weight and breathable and wicks moisture from the […]

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Dec 15, 2021

WILL SANTA BRING YOU A BACKACHE?

Holiday shopping is stressful to your body as well as your wallet. Driving from store to store, getting in and out of the car, bundled in a sweater and winter coat, the expert shopper carries package after package from the store, to the car, over and over again. Six, eight, or ten hours later, the […]

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