Boyce Mayview Park

Boyce Mayview Park is located in Upper St. Clair, not to be confused with Boyce Park in Plum. The July Trail of the Month is more than just a trail; Boyce Mayview Park is equipped with many amenities for all ages and abilities. The park is nestled along Chartier’s Creek on the Chartier’s flood plain….

Fitness in the Real Work Part 3: Making Fitness a Family Affair

Fitness in the Real World We all have a million excuses for why we just cannot seem to stay fit. It may take some commitment to live healthier, but if you are realistic it might be easier than you think. Our biggest advice for maintaining a healthy routine is planning ahead. It is easy to…

Fitness in the Real World Part 2: Seeing Fitness Differently

Fitness in the Real World Making a commitment to stay fit can be overwhelming. Making excuses is the easy way out. Fitness in the real world needs to be realistic. Our biggest advice for maintaining a healthy routine is planning ahead. We know that planning ahead is easier said than done. That is why we…

Fitness in the Real World Part 1: Make Time for Healthy Habits

Fitness in the Real World What is your excuse for not exercising? Making a commitment to stay fit can be overwhelming. Making excuses is the easy way out. Fitness in the real world needs to be realistic. Our biggest advice for maintaining a healthy routine is planning ahead. Deliberately plan your day ahead of time,…

Back to School Backpack Tips

Back to school can mean getting back to back pain for many students. Carrying a heavy load to and from school every day can be a big burden. You hate to see your kids struggle, but aside from asking their teacher to give them less homework what can you do? Parents do not need to feel helpless when…

Mingo Creek County Park

Getting outdoors in the fall is a great way to give summer an appropriate goodbye. Here in Pennsylvania, we are fortunate enough to witness the leaves changing colors to brighten up the season. Mingo Creek County Park is a great place to get outside before the end of the season. Mingo Creek is located in…

Winter Sports Safety

It is hard to be active in the winter. We all want to hide inside and become couch potatoes while chanting the popular moniker, “Is it summer yet?!” Don’t let the winter weather keep you inside. Sitting around all day is not a good cure for back pain. The more you get out and get…

Managing Pain During the Winter

Do you experience pain? On a regular basis, many of us suffer from chronic medical conditions or ailments that cause us pain. Did you know: Arthritis is the most common chronic medical condition in the U.S. Just a few of those pain-causing conditions are: Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Pain Back Injury Fibromyalgia Headaches, Migraines In…

Beating Insomnia

Over 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep disorders. Insomnia: a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep throughout the night. Insomnia has is an inability in the brain to stop being awake. Primary v. Secondary: Primary Insomnia refers to sleep problems that are not related to or…

Allergies and Sleep

What are Allergies? Allergies are caused when someone comes in contact with a particle that reacts with their body to release a chemical that cases nasal congestion, sneezing, watery eyes and a runny nose. Some common allergens are dust mites, pollen, molds, grasses or pet dander. Allergies may occur seasonally or year-round, depending on their…