Newsflash May 2014 – Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders that affect people of all ages, races and genders. The three most common are Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Arthritis (JA). Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans and limits activity more than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Exercise is […]

Newsflash March 2015 – The Rejuvenation Strategy

Every two years, Certified Fitness Instructors are required to update their certification by taking continuing education courses. For the past 10 years or so, Sit and Be Fit has offered a continuing education course for instructors through a company known as Desert Southwest Fitness. They recently sold their interests to Human Kinetics, a prominent publisher […]

Newsflash July 2015- Restoring Health Through Breathing

Ideas For Restoring Health by Mary Ann Wilson, RN This past week Gretchen and I attended an all-day seminar on the Science of Recovery and Restoration presented by Dr. Kimberly  Byrd-Rider, a board certified physical therapist. We learned so many exciting exercises, especially with regard to breathing. Although we associate breathing with the process of […]