Music makes the world go round…

Lenny Variano   
Nov 15
Every culture has developed their own special sound of music. Music has been a part of our lives ever since the dawn of civilization. Why is this so and what if any are the benefits of making music a part of our every day life? Studies at Cornell University show that music in the workplace increases productivity by encouraging group cooperation resulting in more positive decisions. Music can lower the stress hormone cortisol which has...Read More

Resistance Training and Depression…

Lenny Variano   
Nov 15
New research is showing that lifting weights may have an effect on lifting a person’s mood. It has already been established that exercise can reduce symptoms of depression but until recently most of this evidence had to do with studies based on the effects of aerobic exercise. In 2017 research on the positive effects of resistance training on anxiety were published in JAMA Psychiatry but that particular research did not address the effects on depression....Read More

Be a Collector…

Lenny Variano   
Nov 09
It is great to learn a few recipes that are quick and easy that you can lean on weekly. However, this can become mundane and eventually lead to boredom in attempting to keep eating healthy. Whenever you are browsing through reading material whether it be magazines, newspapers or the internet start making a file of recipes that you feel will be easy as well as nutritious. When you have a little extra time pull one...Read More

R-E-S-P-E-C-T…

Lenny Variano   
Nov 09
Respect is taking another person’s feelings, needs and ideas into consideration even if you are not in total agreement with them. In so doing you are showing that you are at least acknowledging them. It is a quality that is felt more so than the actual behavioral act. If it is sincere, the behavior will naturally follow. Our need for respect may go back thousands of years. When many nomad tribes felt a person was...Read More