Thursday Thought: It’s Not All About Winning…Or Is It?

Recently, The Wall Street Journal featured an article about how Olympic gymnast John Orozco is forced to head home after some disappointments. Although this young man overcame injury and other challenges in order to compete at the 2012 Olympics, he didn’t do all he set out to do–and it certainly… Read More

Play 20 Questions with Shawn Johnson & Olympic Hopefuls

              Do you or your kids have a burning food, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle or all around silly question for Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson and current Olympic hopefuls? 20 of your questions will be answered by several amazing, inspiring athletes during the Summer… Read More

What Keeps the Pros on Their Toes?

As I approach the finish line of training to walk the More/Fitness Half Marathon on April 15, 2012, I have thought a lot about why it is I’m so motivated to move. In one post on, I talked about how friends, especially those who struggle with health issues, motivated… Read More

Will You Do It in December?

We’re all so busy this time of year! Between running errands, buying (or making) holiday gifts, cooking, cleaning and getting ready for some much-needed time off, many of us burn the candle at both ends. Fitting in our usual fitness routines, or making a first (or twentieth) attempt to once… Read More

Screen-Free Gems

Did you know that, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids aged 8 to 18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day on ‘entertainment media’—watching tv or movies, listening to music, and playing video games. They also were found to spend another 2 hours texting… Read More

Walk a Few Marathons With Me?

Spring is in the air…can you feel it? What will you do to stay healthy and fit now that the weather is on the up and up? As I just mentioned in my ZIED GUIDE weekly newsletter, a friend and I had planned to sign up for the Fitness/More half… Read More

Fall Into Fitness: Tips From The Pros

Do you love exercise, but think you’re too busy this season to stay with it? Do you need a motivation boost to start or continue with your exercise routine? Are you pregnant and afraid you’ll have to forego altogether (or at the very least, curtail) your usual exercise routine? Whatever… Read More

Fueling Kids for Sports

When she works with professional athletes, registered dietitian Mitzi Dulan explains to them that their bodies are like well-tuned, high performance race cars that need proper maintenance to get the most out of their bodies when they’re out on the field or court. Dulan argues the same is true for… Read More

From Me To Oprah: You Don't Need To Be The Biggest Loser; Small Steps Can Help Prevent Diabetes

On today’s Oprah show, diabetes–a group of metabolic diseases marked by chronic high blood sugar levels– will be the hot topic. While it’s unclear from the promos if a registered dietitian (or even better, an RD who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator) will grace the Oprah stage alongside Dr.… Read More

From Me to Oprah: What's Your Bikini?

I finally did it…I bought a bikini for the first time in I don’t even know how many years. While I consider myself active and fit (relatively speaking, of course..I can’t climb mountains, or run marathons, but I do sweat when I exercise several times a week), my body is… Read More