Healthy Holiday Habits!

We’re entering into the busy holiday season - a time to enjoy friends, family, and food.

Contrary to popular belief, you can have all three without derailing a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps in past years you’ve found yourself over-indulging in unhealthy and sugary food and beverages at various celebrations and festivities. Your fitness and nutrition plans took a back seat to holiday activities, because many traditions and events involved scrumptious treats and long evenings of drinking and eating…

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Rick Krusky
A September to Remember

We are wise to recognize and honor specially designated holidays that increase awareness of important social and health and wellness issues. For example, most of us can appreciate the value of observing National Parkinson’s Awareness Month which sheds light on how we can support our friends and family who are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and the challenges they face...

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Rick Krusky
The Company We Keep

Have you ever noticed that people with supportive families and friends are generally happier and more successful in life? Friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your behavior and, consequently, your health. You know how much better you feel when, on a bad day, you call on a friend who cares and with whom you share a meaningful conversation. Wouldn’t you agree that such friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement? Indeed, our well-being is influenced by the company we keep…

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Rick Krusky
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Mental Wellness

Since 1949, May has been nationally recognized as Mental Health Month. This year's theme is “Fitness #4Mind4Body.” Through activities, events, and writings, mental health leaders and practitioners have been offering information to help individuals bring mental health fitness into their own futures. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public on symptoms, causes, and available treatments. A larger mission is to inspire more social empathy for those of us who suffer from time to time with some component of mental illness or disturbance…

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Rick Krusky
Starting a Conversation: Pilates and Parkinson’s

For the ninth year, the United States Senate has officially declared April Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The greater Parkinson’s community continues to raise awareness about a disease that affects roughly 1 million people in the United States. The Parkinson’s Foundation has set this year’s theme as “Start a Conversation,” a call to action that urges people to engage with loved ones to talk about Parkinson's. #StartAConversation - their official hashtag - aims to encourage conversation and discussions about how care and treatment can be improved…

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Rick Krusky
An Integrative Approach to National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign draws national attention to the importance of making healthy food choices, combined with making time for new, or, better physical activity habits. Inspired by this year’s theme, “Go Further With Food,” I am writing this blog post to address the subject with my personal integrative approach which incorporates the whole self - mind, body, spirit and core. A few simple adjustments to your daily life can have a huge impact and make you feel better and function better...

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Rick Krusky
Happiest, Healthiest You

It’s that time of year when we create Vision Boards, make New Year’s Resolutions, reflect on the past year and ruminate about the upcoming year. Retrospection helps you reevaluate your life choices, including health and wellness goals. The task need not be daunting. I offer you here 10 Must-Do Tips to help you feel and look your best in the year ahead! You will find them to be easy, effective, and designed to fit your busy life...

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Rick Krusky
De-Mystifying "The Core"

“I want to work on my core!” Good for you, because all movement starts at “the core.” I hear individuals tell me they want a stronger core as each one indicates his or her mid-section. Perhaps you have expressed this very goal. Not surprisingly, “the core” is currently THE “buzzword” in the fitness industry. And, “the core” is one of the most significant aspects of my professional work...

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Rick Krusky
Forget Fad Diets! Listen to YOUR Body

With all the focus on weight in our society, the growing number of trendy fad diets is not surprising. You may have wondered about (or even tried) one of the many diet trends - Paleo, Keto, Alkaline, Gluten-Free, Atkins, Weight Watchers, the Master Cleanse, or others. Let me assure you that despite the enticing claims you may hear...

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Rick Krusky
Welcome to JessicaSchatz.com!

WELCOME to JessicaSchatz.com!!! Since the inception of Body by Jessica®, and the launch of Champion Pilates™, and through my more than twenty-five years of training and experience, I have helped people to experience the benefits of a flexible, healthy body...

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Rick Krusky