Category Archives : Healthy Body – Exercise

Arthritis; A Joint Statement

(Originally published in World of Westchase, July 2017) The leading cause of disability, arthritis is often misunderstood. The term arthritis actually encompasses over 100 different types of joint pain or joint disease. Many associate the elderly with arthritis, but it affects people regardless of age, race or gender. Over 50 million adults suffer from arthritis. […]


Kickin’ It

(Originally published in (World of Westchase, June 2017) If you enjoy high intensity rhythmic cardiovascular activity, chances are you will love cardio kickboxing. The classes are usually a combination of martial arts, boxing and aerobics. It is a great way to release aggression and stress, while throwing punches and kicks, often to motivational tracks with […]


Give Me a Cheer!

(Originally published in World of Westchase)   A team activity that often overlooked as an elite sport is cheerleading. Cheerleading, however, takes the conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination of an athlete to perform its vigorous tumbling, dancing, and jumping. Fords resident Karrie Hawkins began cheering at 7 years old. In high school she cheered for […]