Hydration

Body Designs 223: No Limit on Hydration Benefits

California’s drought lasted 376 weeks.  And according to officials, it began on December 27, 2011 and ended on March 5, 2019.  There are many negative effects of droughts.  Weather conditions are primed for fast-spreading and dangerous wildfires.  The reduced water allocations can potentially harm sea life consequently reducing our ecosystem.  Unstable ground surfaces can form […]

Frozen Heart

Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards

Across the country, this winter, which ends this week, is on track to be the coldest in almost two decades.  Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards will look at the effects cold weather has on your heart. As you know, smoking, abnormally high cholesterol, diabetes, consistently high blood pressure, stress, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle and […]

Sick Person

Body Designs 221: Six Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Midwinter is the zenith of the cold and flu season.  Body Designs 221: Six Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick is comprised of menu choices that you will say both “of course” and “really” to. What’s on the Menu? Chicken Soup with its ingredients of fluids, vegetables, protein and carbohydrates is a complete meal […]

Clock with Barbell

Body Designs 220: Short Workouts Equals Long Term Benefits

People strength train for a variety of reasons.  Some lift weights to gain muscle and lose body fat.  Others pump iron to improve their mood.  Of course there are those who use weighted exercises to rehab an injury.  The older population finds functional and quality of life benefits from hitting the gym on a regular basis.  The lists of […]

A couple in bed not able to sleep due to the fan.

Body Designs 219: Is running a fan while you sleep ruining your health?

Without question, there are as many varieties of sleeping habits in the world as there are people.  Some like to sleep with blackout curtains or a mask to ensure complete darkness. Some like to sleep with a night light either to shine a stumble-free path to the bathroom or to keep the boogie man away. […]

Stop Snoring...Lose Weight

Body Designs 217:  Stop Snoring…Lose Weight

Do you or someone you know snore?  Do you or someone you know need to lose weight?  Did you know that snoring has negative effects on weight loss?  Did you know that addressing one issue, can help the other?  Body Designs 2017:  Stop Snoring…Lose Weight will shed light on the topic. Most people know that […]

Calf Massage

Body Designs 216: Tips for a having a great Massage

After our magical wedding, when Tracy and I were in Terranea for our “Minimoon,” we each enjoyed our customary hour and a half massage before lounging at the spa pool looking out at the clear-blue sky and pacific ocean, snacking on some crostini with edamame hummus.  And in order to make the most of the […]

The French Flag

Body Designs 215: French Fare

In honor of the French national football team (not soccer) winning this year’s World Cup just about a month ago and fact that tonight, Tracy and I will be celebrating our nuptials at Mar’sel, Terranea’s five star French restaurant, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Body Designs 215:  French Fare explains the why and how the French […]