BY CRYSTAL BREAUX | Jan/Feb 2017 Being truly healthy is more than just looking fit on the outside. It is more than just being a certain body weight, running a certain speed or distance and lifting a certain amount of ...Read More »
Strength Training for Youths: Done properly, it creates strong bodies, confidence and healthy habits that last a lifetime
STORY BY DANNY MOGLE | PHOTOS BY SARAH A. MILLER | Jan/Feb 2017 About five years ago, Steve Niedrauer’s two youngest sons, Isaiah and Nathan, came to him saying they wanted to play competitive football. At the time they were ...Read More »
STORY BY DANNY MOGLE | Jan/Feb 2017 The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, La., is receiving worldwide attention for its use of a compact proton therapy system to treat cancer. The $40 million extension to its cancer-fighting arsenal was years ...Read More »
The Fleeting Joys of Parenting: Cherish every awkward and funny moment of raising children. They grow up so fast!
BY LESLIE HARRISON | Jan/Feb 2017 Before I had children, I already knew exactly what I would and would not do or allow as a parent. On the top of my list were the following: — None of my children ...Read More »
Need vs. restraint controls eating: Completely avoiding certain foods may be wrecking your weight-loss efforts
BY KELLY HITCHCOCK | Nov/Dec 2016 “The anxious sense of self is forged by two opposed and irreconcilable forces. The blind drives of biology and the moral constraints of society” – Sigmund Freud A good friend proposed a question on ...Read More »
A life fulfilled: Help your children find their passion and purpose and they’ll figure out what they want to be when they grow up
BY LESLIE HARRISON | Nov/Dec 2016 My daughter has a memory from her sixth-grade English class that she’d like to forget. Her teacher announced one day, “Alright class, we are going to go around the room and I want each ...Read More »
Deeper motivation: Maybe your diet and exercise plan isn’t working because you are doing it for all the wrong reasons
BY CRYSTAL BREAUX | Nov/Dec 2016 It’s the time of year again for tips on how to avoid putting on the five pounds that most Americans gain during the holidays. We hear these tips each year but they usually don’t ...Read More »
Take control: Are you a woman who lets your weight and others dictate your confidence? It’s time to change your motivation.
Writer: CRYSTAL BREAUX / September/October 2016 “Today, I feel good because I fit into my size 6 jeans.” “Today, I feel ugly because the scale is up two pounds from yesterday.” Women, it can feel like an emotional roller coaster ...Read More »
Building a better self: Overweight and unhappy, Beverly Kennedy discovered the transforming power of weightlifting. Now packed with muscle and brimming with confidence, she competes as a body builder.
Writer: DANNY MOGLE / Photographer: ANDREW D. BROSIG / September/October 2016 Beverly Kennedy knows the exact moment she hit rock bottom. She had just gone through a really bad divorce. Her confidence was shattered, her spirit was defeated and she ...Read More »
School of hard knocks: It’s tempting to do your kids’ class assignments to make sure they get good grades. Don’t do it. They’ll thank you later.
Writer: LESLIE HARRISION / September/December 2016 I received an email this summer from my kids’ school that stopped me cold: “It’s time to order school uniforms!” What? First of all, we barely had dipped our toes in the pool. Second, ...Read More »