Posts Tagged ‘Health and Fitness’

Heart Disease in Women: Ladies, Love Your Heart All Year Long

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 18:13 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Featured in USATODAY.com | Grand Rounds – Health Tips

American Heart Month may be officially over, but don’t let the lack of media attention fool you into thinking heart disease isn’t a critical issue.
We still need to be mindful of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer […]

This was posted under category: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Popular Posts, Seniors, Stress, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Q&A with Tara Stiles: Yoga Instructor to Deepak Chopra

Monday, January 24, 2011 15:40 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
“When your mind starts to wander to your thoughts try to guide your attention back to your breath. This is the practice. Our thoughts will probably never disappear, but we can become more aware of them and guide our focus back to our breath.” -Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles, my colleague at […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Fitness, Healthy Living, Men's Health, Seniors, Stress, Teens, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fitness: Are you Ready for the 11 Weeks to Move it and Lose it Challenge?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 14:41 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
We are into the second week of the New Year and if you made a resolution to focus on your health and to lose weight, it is not too late.
Since you have decided that you are ready to begin the journey of weight loss and you are ready to […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Fitness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Men's Health, Seniors, Teens, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Swim, Bike, Run – Simple Tips for the Triathlete, Part II

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 14:14 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part II (Running and Biking)
My recent post, “Swim, Bike, Run–Simple Tips for the Triathlete Beginner” Part I, focused on the swimming part of a triathlon.  Triathlon swimming expert Kevin Koskella shared simple tips for swimming in open waters.
Part II of the post focuses on the running and biking aspect of […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Fitness, Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Swim, Bike, Run – Simple Tips for the Triathlete Beginner

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 16:14 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part I (Swimming)
Back in November I posted a blog about the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge based on a tweet from Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta was looking for eager participants for the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge.  As a result of that post, Linda Fisher-Lewis, […]

This was posted under category: Adults, Fitness, Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health, Young Adults Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,