AWHP Becomes Part of ACSM

On Oct. 5, 2011, a vote by members of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP), Northbrook, Ill., approved a resolution to dissolve AWHP as a legal entity and distribute the remaining assets to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). AWHP will transition from a stand-alone organization to a community within ACSM. Read the rest of this entry »

Irritable Bowel or Crohn’s?

Q.I’ve been told I have irritable bowel syndrome. I get a recurrent pain in my lower right side about every six months. During these attacks, I sometimes run a low fever — about 99.6 to 100 — but test results show no sign of appendicitis. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico and the American Southwest at WDW, Part 2

For recreational pursuits, you can visit the La Vida Health Club, the Dig Site pool with it’s Mayan theme and water slide, any one of three quiet pools, the playground, either of two arcades, the marina (for boat and bike rentals), the nature trail, or the volleyball court. A gift shop and hair salon (Casa de Belleza) round out Coronado’s offerings. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico and the American Southwest at WDW, Part 1

Looking for a resort with a south-of-the-border feel, a Mayan pyramid, and that’s set around a lake? You’ve found it! Take a look at what Michelle has to say about the Coronado Springs Resort in this first-hand review of another of Disney World’s themed resorts.

First off, let me say I feel this resort unjustifiably receives a bad “rap.” Yes, there is a large convention center on property; but no, it does not make it feel too “business-like.” Read the rest of this entry »

Weight Gain, Not Weight Cycling, Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

Being overweight and obese is becoming increasingly more common among Americans — one third of adult Americans are now considered obese. Public health officials are concerned that this increased weight profile predicts an increase in overweight-associated diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension). Read the rest of this entry »


“Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing is so gentle as real strength.”

This little saying (author unknown), which hangs in our home, illuminates the idea that real strength is more than brute force. Read the rest of this entry »