Hot workout trend puts a spring in your step

Bouncing around like kangaroos with huge smiles on their faces, Kangoo jumpers burn extra calories, stimulate their lymphatic systems and reduce the impact on their joints by up to 80 percent.

Mentally Ill Moms

You’re always in this silent terror,” Jennifer O’Hara, 47, says of a childhood with a mother afflicted with schizophrenia. “You’re terrorized, and you don’t know where it’s coming from.

Exercise Balls Are On A Roll

Traditionally used for physical therapy to help patients with balance and stability, fitness balls have now bounced their way into group exercise classes, yoga and Pilates studios, and even home gyms.

Julia Cameron

From The Chicago Tribune 4/19/2000.

Julia Cameron, author of ‘The Artist’s Way,’ ‘The Vein of Gold,’ and ‘The Right to Write,’ has helped thousands of painters, poets, sculptors, actors and musicians unblock their creativity in the past two decades.

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What’s Your Diet Type?

For decades, Americans have been bombarded with conflicting diet information. We’ve been told meat and cheese will kill us, and only a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet will keep us healthy. Then a no-carb, protein-only diet comes on the scene, and many people claim weight loss success. Who are we to believe?

Have Zoo Will Travel

A life-long animal lover, Beth Bishop collected over 40 different “pets,” ranging from snakes and turtles to rabbits, ferrets, and raccoons, by age 29. At that time, she worked endless hours in her catering business with little time for herself.

Secrets to a Multi-Level Class

In an ideal world, all health clubs and studios would offer a variety of classes delineated for beginners or advanced students. But often the reality means we have experienced exercisers, pregnant women, people recovering from injuries, and de-conditioned individuals all in one class.Read More