Breathing & Exercise BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT As we all know, proper exercise form is the key to maximizing results and safety during a workout, but proper breathing is just as important. Breathing improves your energy level, gets...

Sugar and Your Brain

WORDS BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT Sugar is found in 75 to 80 percent of our food sources, and once it’s converted to glucose, it’s the primary fuel source for the entire body, including the brain. Because of...
Breast cancer is the most common cancers in American women, and can affect men as well. In 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 266,120 new cases for women and 2,550 new cases for men. Through...

Be Well: Exercise Order

By Bentz P. Tozer, Jr., B.S., CPT A well-rounded exercise program includes exercises that work all the muscles in the body. What’s rarely mentioned is the importance of exercise sequence, or the order in which the exercises are performed and...
Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors and in the sun. Take these steps to keep your skin healthy all summer long. Poison Rash Urushiol, a substance found on poison ivy, oak and sumac plants can cause an itchy, blistering rash...

Be Well: Plateau

WORDS BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT The dreaded plateau. Anyone who’s ever worked toward a fitness goal, be it losing weight, building muscle or setting a new weight-lifting personal record, is familiar with this frustrating “stop” on the...

Just Enough

By: Tracey Edgerly Meloni Alan Wycheck Super-size me. Two-for-one. All you can eat. Dinner in 20 minutes, or it’s free. Into this maelstrom of consumer feeding frenzy comes the mindful voice of Oryoki, translated as “just enough.” The concept is interpreted in...
By Bentz Tozer, Jr., B.S., CPT Strength-training is a key component to overall fitness. But what is the best age to start adding it to an exercise program? How young is too young? Does it stunt growth? It is important to...

Bewitching Bavaria

by Jill Gleeson Photo: Straubing - Theresien square with city tower © German National Tourist Office It isn’t really about voyaging across the planet. Nowadays, flying to Western Europe from the Mid-Atlantic doesn’t take much longer than a day at the...

Saying Yes to Yoga

WORDS BY JILL GLEESON Yoga isn’t a certified craze in the United States now, it’s darn close. According to a survey conducted last year by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal, the number of Americans practicing yoga has grown from 20.4...