Health

Why Do Women Hesitate to Learn Self-Defense?

A few months ago, my daughters and I took a two hour class on self-defense. I wanted my eldest daughter to take the class since she’s going to college next year. I’m not sure why, but she was incredibly upset we pushed her into taking this class. I didn’t want to take the class either, but my husband pushed me, explaining that I should learn the skills and set a good example for our girls.  Fortunately, our youngest daughter is already a black belt in karate. Not surprisingly, she was the only one…

5 Sleeping Tips for Travelers

Whether you are traveling for business or heading on a vacation, traveling can play havoc with your sleep schedule, making it difficult to get a good night’s rest. If you are having problems getting sleep while traveling, I compiled a short list of five sleeping tips that you can utilize the next time you’re away from home…

Stress! Calming our Minds in Today’s Busy World

With so many modern improvements to our lives today, it’s ironic that we still live under so much stress. Stress not only affects our quality of life, it impacts our self-esteem, mindset and our general health. Yet, there are ways to eliminate the stresses and strains of daily life in order to feel happier and healthier. The following tips can hopefully help you to manage your daily stress and achieve optimum mental health…

Exercising with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Do your knees ever snap, crackle, and pop when walking up the stairs? Mine do. And you could have patellofemoral pain syndrome, like me. As someone who has been involved in regular exercise since age 15, my knees are well worn. I’ve never been an ‘athlete’ per se, but I’ve run my fair share of 5-10k races, 2 half marathons, one marathon, and logged many, many days at the gym…