We can’t ignore it – we need to exercise! But besides helping manage weight, exercise has a lot of positives – from improving your mood and energy levels, to a better night’s sleep. Most importantly, regular physical activity can help prevent some types of chronic diseases.  Speak to your physician to see which exercise plans will work best for you.  It’s time to get up, go out, and get physical!

May 2, 2023
While giving a thoughtful present is a great way to show your love, there’s nothing quite like the gift of creating memories. Spend this Mother’s Day having fun, getting healthy and bonding with the important women in your life. Whether it’s your mom, grandmother or mother-in-law, there are many ways to celebrate this important day.

Our health and wellness experts at The Leaf have put together a...

March 8, 20



When we exercise, far-flung parts of our bodies apparently communicate with one another, thanks to tiny, particle-filled balloons that move purposefully through the bloodstream from one cell to another, carrying pressing biochemical messages, according to an important new study of the biology of exercise.

The study helps to clarify some of the body-wide health effects...

December 17
Between pies and cross-country travel, it can be pretty tough to stay active during the holiday season. A cornucopia of family obligations, work parties, and last-minute shopping means that hitting the gym often gets delayed or crossed off the schedule altogether. Not this year! There are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, and we’re determined to make the most of them. We’ve come up...
May 1, 2017
By Marianne E. Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

Many seek changing lifestyle habits, yet it is difficult to achieve as we are creatures of habit and habits are hard to change.

This program is a proven tool for initiating behavior change. There are various stages of behavior change: Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance and Termination. The Preparation stage is the perfect...

April 3, 20
By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

So now that we are a couple of months into the New Year and you are trying desperately to sustain your New Year’s resolution to continue exercising, are you getting bored with the same old exercises?

This article aims to address exercise boredom, why it is a reason for failed New Year resolutions, and how to resolve this issue with new and fun ways to clean...