Battling the elements – heat, humidity and exercise when trying to lose weight

For fitness tips this weekend, I want to talk a little about what the humidity does to our bodies - especially for women, hormones and those who are trying to lose weight in this summer heat. My ankles were so swollen last night that I realized it must have been the humidity and the combination … Continue reading Battling the elements – heat, humidity and exercise when trying to lose weight

Fitness: measuring progress – without a scale (repost)

Reposting as a reminder to myself since my scale is out to lunch. Well, that was a huge disappointment. I finally bit the bullet today purchased a replacement battery for my Weight Watchers scale. I'm inclined to think that the scale is not accurate. I know I've lost weight. I can feel it in my … Continue reading Fitness: measuring progress – without a scale (repost)

Women’s Health: Hot Flashes – what are they, and how to treat them

Since this week is all about promoting mental health, I think this is a good time to speak on some women's health issues like my article yesterday on What is PCOS? Today, I want to touch on some of the symptoms of hormonal disorders like the dreaded subject: hot flashes. What does a hot flash … Continue reading Women’s Health: Hot Flashes – what are they, and how to treat them

Fitness: what does fitness mean to you?

Fitness and Weight Loss - a once toxic and hostile forum, slowly evolved into a supportive community with nearly 10,000 followers. A group that I proudly own and have managed for two years.   For the past couple of years, I've run a fitness group on an adult website. When I took the group over as … Continue reading Fitness: what does fitness mean to you?