For decades, physicians and scientists generally believed that the prognosis for most brain problems was grim. The mainstream view in neuroscience and medicine today is that the living brain is actually “neuroplastic”-meaning that its “circuits” are constantly changing in response to what we actually do....

Back to school is time for many families to adjust schedules and priorities. We each evolve and become that which we are influenced to be. Parents chose their “influencers” and are the most important influencers of their children. All who read this Elite Fitness Plus...

School is back in session! The kids are leaving the nest again, filling their minds with school-related subjects that we hope they will retain and use the rest of their lives. I mean, who doesn’t use the quadratic formula in their everyday lives? Imagine what...

Considerations Related to Joint Pain The purpose of our joints is to link one bone to another to allow us to move at the point of connection.  Our joints are made up of ligaments and cartilage.  They are well lubed to keep bones moving smoothly. ...

Can Exercise Help You Beat Insomnia? Excellence in health is enhanced by balance of rest, nutrition and exercise.  The demands of our busy life-style often compromise adequate rest, even while many of us try to exercise and eat well. Sleeplessness is a major problem in...

A growing body of research has found that exercise, both mental and physical, can lower the risk of experiencing dementia. Approximately15% of people in the U.S. over age 70 are affected by some form of dementia that advances rapidly as we age. A brain with...

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” Whether it is your first business, your first fitness regimen, your first relationship or your seasoned professional services, you likely were not successful immediately. It took experiences to create wisdom, failures to...

Meaning The notion that to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food. Origin This phrase has come to us via quite a tortuous route. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, inPhysiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826: “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je...

Atkin’s, The Zone, Vegetarian, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Raw Food, Mediterranean, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Juice Cleanse, and Paleo are just a few of the hundreds of different types of diets around. One may diet to gain weight, to adhere to certain beliefs, to lower cholesterol, to...

MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research...