Fit Body

Integating mind-bod fitness into a healthy lifestyle

Articles from our Fit Body department.
  • Move More to Build a Better Body, Image: Move More to Build a Better Body  
    Oversitting Hurts Health Over Time  

    All the sitting and inactivity of driving, binge-watching TV series, working desk jobs with virtual meetings and using drive-thru services can contribute to...

    Read 233 times Read more...
  • Fitness Delivered, Image: fotofrol/Shutterstock.comFitness Delivered  
    Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer  

    It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only...

    Read 232 times Read more...
  • Pickleball is Booming, Image: Ron Alvey/AdobeStock.comPickleball is Booming  
    Get into a Pickle for Holiday Fitness  

    Forget the gherkins and dills this holiday season; there’s another pickle in town. This one offers a great way to get in shape, increase happiness and bond with family and friends. It’s pickleball: a simple-to-learn sport that...

    Read 604 times Read more...
  • Skiing for Fitness and Pure Fun, Image: vitaliy_melnik/AdobeStock.comSkiing for Fitness and Pure Fun  
    Tips for Enjoying Alpine and Nordic Styles  

    Whether it’s the thrill of alpine skiing down the side of a high mountain with breathtaking views or the serene pleasure of Nordic cross-country skiing in a nearby park, strapping on skis and swooping off burns lots of calories, makes winter more...

    Read 496 times Read more...
  • The Joy of Movement, Image: New Africa/AdobeStock.comThe Joy of Movement  
    Dancing Boosts Our Health and Happiness  

    Whether it’s salsa, hip-hop, belly dance or ballet, finding our groove has proven to ease depression, support the cardiovascular system and improve overall joint function. By all accounts, dancing gives us a...

    Read 621 times Read more...
  • Aging GracefullyAging Gracefully  
    How a Yoga Practice Keeps Us Young  

    In 1967, Tao Porchon-Lynch left a successful Hollywood career as a model and actress to become a full-time yogi in her 50s. At age 87, she added ballroom dancing to her list of passions and at 93, she...

    Read 865 times Read more...
  • Take a Silent Hike, Image: Brocreative/AdobeStock.comTake a Silent Hike  
    Tips for Walking Mindfully in Nature   

    Silent hikes offer an opportunity to be immersed in nature and quiet the internal chatter that too often consumes our daily routine. Wesley Trimble, communications and creative director of the American Hiking Society, has observed a...

    Read 746 times Read more...
  • The Great Nature Gym, Image: KoolShooters/Pexels.comThe Great Nature Gym  
    Outdoor Workouts Make the Most of Summer  

    Summer is the prime time to skip the gym and exercise in the fresh air. Studies show that outdoor workouts improve mental well-being and result in greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement. Exercising in nature can reduce...

    Read 758 times Read more...
  • The Exercise Power of E-Bikes, Image: photo courtesy of Gail ColemanThe Exercise Power of E-Bikes  
    Get a Workout on an Easier Ride   

    The familiar adage, “No pain, no gain,” doesn’t really apply to e-bikes. Although a pedal-assist electric bicycle is zippier and easier to ride than a conventional model, researchers are finding that as long as we’re pedaling, we’re still getting our heart pumping, building stamina and experiencing some of that cardio magic...

    Read 1064 times Read more...
  • Staying Hydrated, Image: castecodesign/AdobeStock.comStaying Hydrated  
    It’s not Just About Drinking Water   

    Maintaining proper hydration is one of the most important measures we can take to benefit our health. “The human body is made up of 55 to 75 percent water, and proper fluid levels are essential for many important body functions, including nutrient and oxygen...

    Read 1048 times Read more...
  • Spirited Strides, Image: maridav/AdobeStock.comSpirited Strides  
    Power Walk to Better Fitness  

    We all know that the more steps we take in a day the better. The Mayo Clinic advocates walking regularly to keep bad cholesterol in check, maintain a heart-healthy weight and keep blood pressure within a normal range. Power walking—going a mile in...

    Read 940 times Read more...
  • A Weekend Warrior Survival Guide, Image: monkey business/AdobeStock.comA Weekend Warrior Survival Guide  
    Prevention, First-Aid and Recovery  

    At first glance, it seems harmless to sit at a desk all week and then dive into gardening, hiking, shooting some hoops or playing softball with the kids. We think nothing of it until that pulled hamstring, stiff shoulder or painful knee makes...

    Read 1541 times Read more...

Information/Disclaimer

We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements contained on this website, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised.

The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always seek the advice of your medical professional.

Recent Featured Articles

  • Nourish the Heart   Foods that Promote Cardiac Healing    The right food choices don’t just…
    Read more...
  • Improving Heart Health   Lifestyle Metrics That Can Help Prevent Heart Disease    When it comes…
    Read more...

Contact Information

Michigan Healthy Living
& Sustainability, Inc.
d.b.a. Natural Awakenings of East Michigan
PO Box 283, Oxford, MI 48371

Telephone: 248-628-0125
Contact us by eMail