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March 30, 2015
Roll Your Way to Recovery

Ever see a pieces of equipment in your gym lying about on floor mats that look like cylinder? They're foam rollers and they can loosen up tight muscles, ease soreness and help you to become more flexible. Just put the part of your body you want to target on top of the foam roller, press down on it and move that bodypart along the length of the cylinder. Just think of the cylinder as a giant rolling pin, but without the handles.

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March 23, 2015
Master Balancing Your Life

According to the authors of meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer and Happier, beating burnout is a four-part process. First, think of our responsibilities as the way we minimize problems and maximize positivity. Second, look at the good things we get from doing necessary chores. Third, think about the things we like to do and how they make us feel; then do more of them or add other stuff here and there that we'd like to do. Fourth, do something pleasurable to offset something challenging or unappealing that we had to do.

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March 16, 2015
Why Run?

If you want to strengthen your immune system, try running. But there's even more physical benefits to this exercise, notes Meagan Searfoss, the wife and mother of three who wrote See Mom Run Every Mother's Guide to Getting Fit and Running Her First 5K. Running reduces the risk of breast cancer, strengthens the bones and joints, tones the body, regulates intestinal functions and puts PMS in check.

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March 09, 2015
Overwhelmed? Ask for Help

If you're a caregiver who is providing assistance and support all by your lonesome, get outside professional help. Check out services and programs offered by "private home-care companies, senior centers, adult day centers, or respite care," suggests Derrick Y. McDaniel, author of Eldercare: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself.

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March 02, 2015
Depend on Good Foods

Eat a 3.5-ounce serving of fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, at least twice each week to get your quota of vitamin D, selenium, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, according to the American Heart Association.

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