The Secret to Beating Springtime Stress

The Secret to Beating Springtime Stress

It’s that time of year again””taxes are due, final exams are approaching, outdoor activities and sports practices resume. As lovely a season as spring is, it often comes with stress. All those fresh beginnings also create new items on you ...
The Easter Bunny Gets Health-Conscious

The Easter Bunny Gets Health-Conscious

Most of us think of Peeps and Cadbury Eggs when we think about Easter baskets, but there are many ways to thrill and delight the people we love this Sunday without the extra calories. I remember giving my kids baskets when they were little. They̵ ...
How Much Food Are You Really Eating?

How Much Food Are You Really Eating?

I spend a good deal of my time working out, but I am a believer in, “Weight is lost in the kitchen, not in the gym.” So when other women ask me for weight loss advice, I’ll ask them what they are currently eating. Usually I get an ...
Not All Fitness Trainers Are Created Equal

Not All Fitness Trainers Are Created Equal

Dear Mrs. Fitness, Do you have any advice for choosing a personal trainer? Melissa: Choose carefully, because just about anyone can be a personal trainer. When you go to the gym, you’ll see plenty of people walking around on the floor, looking ...
What I Eat in a Typical Day

What I Eat in a Typical Day

I love my food and exercise journal. It’s a great tool to stay organized and keep track of what I eat every day. My little composition notebook sits on the kitchen counter and after each meal I record in it what I’ve eaten. I know what my ...