About Us and Who We Are

But this isn’t just about us and who we are, but how we can help you…

Hello You! Welcome to our site. If you want to know who we are, look around and find see if you find something you like, enjoy, and want to share. You see, our website is not about us. What it is is about what we have to share with you. And it is all about helping you with exercise and nutrition challenges. About helping keep you motivated.

We want to share something with you and so do our guest writers. We want to share something with you that’s big, but not new. Something that will help you tremendously. And it’s free. Yup, it’s free.* But, it’ll take commitment and loyalty. But not to us. That commitment and loyalty is to yourself. Be kind to yourself. And patient.

And if you are visiting with us, I’ll bet you think about your health and fitness almost every day. But, like me, almost never take action. Until Now. It’s about how you can get in better shape to feel better. To look better. And the good news is that we’ve been there, done that and grew tired of the diets. And we’re here to tell you it may just be easier than you think. We’re here to help you and we hope that you let us.

Anything About Us New?

Now fitness sites aren’t new and the internet is full of great fitness articles and exercises, so why us? Well, because we are just like you. We are getting older and want to stay healthy for a long, long time. And seriously, no diet advice. We aren’t going to promise quick diet gimmicks. We aren’t going to promise muscle-bound arms and legs.

But we are going to give you advice. Exercise tips. Nutrition tips. Wellness tips. All in small portions (pun intended :) ) so you won’t have to feel guilty about not being able to read an article in one sitting. We respect you and we respect your time. We know you are busy and that you want and need to feel good. And you don’t want it for one day or a week. You want to feel good for your whole life. A lifetime of health.

And our recommended products are always fitness and health related that we think you would like because we would like them too. Our organization has one simple mission [ read more… ]

Who we are – with much to shareWho we are - A Healthy Heart

We have a commitment to you, our readers, our ‘family’. And our readers agree: we know that physical activity (fitness) will improve your life as it has ours, but you have to make the commitment and take the time for you.

We’ll show you exercises and products that will help you achieve the health improvements you need for your busy lifestyle – it’s our promise to you.

About Us, a Quick Story…

I am a professional who, like most office professionals, I sit at my desk 8-10 hours a day. And like most professionals, I kept having a nagging, guilty feeling that I should be doing something more for the physical ‘me’. And I grew up ‘chunky’. I think that as a 16-year-old girl who was 5’2″ tall and weighed more than 155 is slightly overweight – yes? I stopped weighing myself as I got closer to 160 lbs. and promised myself to change my eating habits.

I’ve always had weight challenges that may be more than slightly related to a love of ice cream. I did have several ‘dedicated months’ to exercising but every time I started to look good and not look down at my lap to my belly hanging over my pants, I stopped going to the gym.

Until now.

But let me tell you how I got here…

I began to believe that getting up from my desk to get a cup of coffee counted as physical activity – it does if that’s about the only exercise you get all day – right? Walking to the elevator for lunch counted too – right?

As I packed on the pounds and started to get little aches and pains, I knew I wasn’t fooling anyone, most of all myself. I thought I could go on this way for years, after all, I had plenty of time.

But something began to happen to me. My hip ached, I couldn’t keep my balance for very long and my arm hurt from too much keyboard and mouse work. And worse, while these pains weren’t severe, they hurt! I kept thinking that I was too young for this to happen so what was going to happen to me when I got older?

Ever felt that way? It’s scary isn’t it?

Then an even more annoying thing happened. My husband signed me up for a gym membership and some training sessions. I worked 12 + hour days, excluding my commute. And when I wasn’t working I was too tired to exercise. So when was I going to have time to go to the gym? Plus I would never have signed up for a personal trainer session. I had no interest in that at all. But here I was, signed up for the gym AND a personal trainer. And I’d like to think it’s not because I’m cheap, but I wasn’t going to throw our money away, so I was committed to going to the gym. Like it or not.

Now here’s the funny part. After a few weeks my hip stopped hurting, I could put my socks on standing up without leaning on anything, and my arm pain was almost gone. Those aches and pains didn’t wake me up at night anymore. Wow! Now don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t sure what ‘fixed’ me, but I do know that if I don’t do my exercises for more than 3 days, I feel those aches again.

Something to share!

Understandably, feeling better and losing a bit of weight didn’t happen overnight. It took a few months to get started and make it a habit, but hey, I was inactive for years so it was a small price to pay for feeling better. I know I should have done this a LONG time but I’m not going to beat myself up over that and if you are in the same position, you shouldn’t either. The important thing is to take action. Now.

So, if you aren’t, get and stay active. And yes, it’s that important!

Oh and one more thing before I forget – this blog has helped me also. How? Because I’ve started a small, dedicated team to help spread the word to everyone that will listen. And the research that goes into our articles helps you get the benefit without having to read through the ‘fluff’ that’s out there. The research helps us learn what we need to do too, so we are in this together. We provide articles that don’t have an overabundance of advertising (yes, we do have some to help pay the bills). We take you to related articles and don’t have you jumping from page to page with promises of grandeur that is never delivered.

If you ever feel that we, at Professionals Health Connection, do you deliver on our commitment, please let us know. We want you to return weekly as you commit to a lifetime of good health, better nutrition and healthy exercising.

Fitness Shopping

Most of these exercises can be done at home with little or no equipment. For those that need more motivation (like me), we have done some shopping and have some product recommendations that we believe will help. We know you are busy and since we shop for ourselves, we love to share. We also know that shopping on the internet can be time-consuming with little to show for the effort.

Most of our products are offered by Amazon and with a simple click on an image of a book, mouse pad or equipment and you will be directed to Amazon. We chose to be an Amazon affiliate because Amazon has great customer service, excellent delivery and a great selection of products to choose from. They also offer Prime and Alexa – it just doesn’t get better than that.

If you don’t see something you would like to know more about, visit our Contact page and we’ll find it for you and provide information on how to purchase.

*as an affiliate of Amazon, when you purchase we receive an advertising fee. We use these fees to support and improve the Professionals Health Connection website.

Check us out on our Fitness Shopping page…

Please note: You can tap a product image on our website and purchase from our affiliate Amazon. Amazon pays us an advertising fee (at no charge to you) for these purchases. We appreciate your patronage and thank you for your support!

About Us and What We’ll Share With You

  • Articles that provide motivational information. You can choose to follow our blog and receive periodic emails to your inbox or visit us when convenient.
  • A comment section for each article so you can share exercises, tips, setbacks, successes, and challenges. And let us know if you don’t agree with what we are sharing.
  • A Contact Us page where you can request information, ask us to shop for products you’d like to know more about, share stories, or say whatever is on your mind. And if you want to write an article to share with our readers, we’d love to know about that too.
  • Our Fitness & Exercise Journals page provides templates you can use to help you plan and track your accomplishments.
  • Bookstores that offer Amazon products – because they have EVERYTHING (and especially great customer service)! Our articles recommend related products so you only have to tap an image to go to Amazon. No need to go through page after page of unrelated information to buy what you need to stay fit.*

Please note that when visiting Amazon or their affiliate sites their privacy policies and conditions of use are in effect.

But, it’s not all about who we are, tell us about you…

So, tell us what you want to see in a fitness website. What do you like? What don’t you like? Is there anything you’d like to share? In other words, we’d love to hear from you. And, if you have a story to share, write us and let us know if you are interested in writing an article. We enjoy reading advice, helpful tips, and stories about staying fit and active!

If you haven’t already, follow us!

If you find any of the products useful, please use the link provided. I promise it won’t be any more expensive than if you shopped directly and you’ll be helping us offset some of the Professionals Health Connection costs, so we all thank you for your support!

We want this to be YOUR motivational website so use the Contact Us page to tell us your story. We want to hear from you so don’t be shy about suggesting what you’d like to see – information, equipment or products, etc. We’re here to help and the more useful our site is to you, the more you will learn. And the more you learn, the more you will act. And once exercise becomes a habit being fit will soon become your lifestyle.

We hope you enjoyed reading about our little site. We’ll consider ourselves successful if even one person becomes more active because of our efforts. We are happy that you are spending part of your day with us. Thank you!

Who we are a Happy Heart

Stay Active!

Joan E.

Please note that purchases from our Amazon website links help support our site. And the best part is that there is no additional charge to you for these purchases. Thank you!

13 thoughts on “About Us and Who We Are

  1. Joan, I’m one of those almost 80 (July 2019) active old people. I got the message how to age healthfully years ago, and was blessed with good genes, I think! Your posts are so important, please never stop blogging. I’m a retired nurse practitioner and did a lot of counseling clients on physical and mental health. So important along with therapy, and medication if absolutely needed. Look forward to reading more of your health related material! 📚🎶 Christine

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    1. Hi Christine – it is so nice to meet you! And thank you so much for your kind words. I started exercising at 60 and it has been wonderful for me. It was difficult getting started but once it became a habit its not so tough. My friend and I joke that starting is so much tougher then keeping at it, so we made a pact to never stop. And with the nutrition improvements (yes, I slip sometimes :( ), my health has improved and I feel like I have more energy than ever before. I am grateful that you stopped by and please visit often! Nurses are God’s angels!

      Thank you again Christine and welcome to the family!!


        1. Absolutely! And if you want to write about being active and/or nutrition, I’m sure our readers would love to hear from you. Thank you so much Christine! Cheers to you for aging gracefully!


        2. Yes, let’s agree on a topic – we focus on exercises, workouts, nutritional info and nutritional recipes too… And it sounds like you are making it your mission to do it well – your site is amazing – I am so excited to hear your story! Hugs Christine


        3. We’d like either one – I always find basic info good too, but love to hear how others are doing. Whatever you would like to write about I’m sure would be great! :)


        4. Thanks. I’m excited to work on a post. Give me a little time to put it together. I’m flying to WA state on 2/26 to be nurse/caregiver to my son post surgery. Another plus at my age to be able to do this. I helped him recover last summer from 2 surgeries (cycling accident). This surgery is a redo on the femur. I’ll have time while there. Hope the delay is okay with you.

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