Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend

November 3, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

The Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend stretches the hamstrings and inner thighs, tones and strengthens the spine, opens the hips, and stimulates the abdominal muscles, all while relaxing the mind. Sit upright and separate the […]

Triangle Pose

October 5, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications, Uncategorized

The Triangle pose stretches and strengthens the thighs and ankles, stretches the hamstrings, hips, spine, and chest, relieves backache (especially during pregnancy—I’m photographed here as I entered my third trimester), and helps to keep stress […]

Half Camel

September 4, 2015 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health

This article appears in the Sept. 2015 issue of Her Family. The Half Camel stretches the front of the body, strengthens the back, stimulates abdomen and neck organs, and fights fatigue, anxiety, and backaches. Kneel […]

Yoga: Half Moon

August 31, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family August 2015. The Half Moon strengthens the abdomen, legs, ankles, and hips. It also improves balance and coordination, fights fatigue, and helps alleviate menstrual pains. Position legs about 3 […]

Pickleball

July 16, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health, Publications, Retirement

This article published in July/August 2015 60-Plus. It’s played on a badminton-size court, but with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. The paddles look like a hybrid of racquetball racquets and table […]

Safe Summer Swimming

July 6, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family July 2015. Summer means swimming, and it takes a few precautions for parents to ensure the activity is safe and healthy, says pediatrician Melissa “Dr. Mel” St. Germain of […]

Side Plank

June 13, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article originally published in June 2015 Her Family. The side plank strengthens the wrists, arms, abdomen, and legs. It also improves your sense of balance and concentration. 1. Begin by kneeling with hands on […]

Iron Woman

June 4, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health, Publications

This article originally published in May/June 2015 issue of 60-Plus. The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Surely, one might think, such a feat of athleticism would […]

Life’s a Beach

May 13, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

This article was published in Omaha Magazine’s May/June 2015 issue. A day at the beach has a different meaning for Lauren Sieckmann than it does for most folks. For the majority it conjures images of sun, […]

Free Ride

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, HerFamily, Publications

Charles Mitchell has never driven a car.  He doesn’t even have a license. Why not slow life down a bit and experience the outdoors instead? So he bikes. It’s a challenge and there is no […]