Do you want to learn something NEAT? I mean literally…NEAT. NEAT is an acronym that stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. As fancy as it sounds, it is pretty simple and can be defined as energy spent when you are not exercising, eating, or sleeping. “Thermo” means heat and “genesis” means creation – so it literally means that you are creating heat with activity that is NOT EXERCISE! Creating heat BURNS CALORIES. Are you someone who taps their toes to music? That’s NEAT! What about the chronic fidgeters? They’re participating in NEAT, too! Not everyone has a gym membership or … [Read more...] about Trick Yourself into Motion
This week we are focusing on healthy remedies to combat seasonal viruses. On Monday we posted regarding Eucalyptus oil and how it helps with the common cold (Click Here to review). Today we are going to look at the stomach bug called the Norovirus. Typically this time of year we see a few colds and a few people who catch the flu. One of the more serious has been the stomach bug, better known as the Norovirus. There seems to be stronger strains from year to year, and sometimes, people even end up in the ER with vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes, communities and schools close because of … [Read more...] about Tips for Fighting the Stomach Bug
Even though it's April, many are still suffering with colds, flus and of course this time of year many suffer from allergies. What you put into your body can make a big difference in how your body fights off any illness. It's important to eat healthy during this time and cut back on unhealthy fatty and fried foods. I used to suffer from allergies every spring and took medications daily (and nightly!). Since I changed my diet to be more health-focused, I rarely have symptoms, and I sure don't suffer from allergies anymore. So for your Spring cold or allergies, focus on a healthy diet that … [Read more...] about Fight your Spring Cold & Allergies!
I have seen these great little tips for jar salads and thought I would share the tips. All of us are busy and I am constantly encouraging prep time. Prepare for your week ahead of time and you are less likely to make unhealthy choices during the week. Here is a link for more information on salad in jar tips The Kitchen How to arrange ingredients: This will help you avoid a soggy salad. From BOTTOM to TOP: Dressing Shredded carrots Cherry tomatoes Sunflower seeds Hard boiled eggs Any other meat or proteins Baby spinach or lettuce DIRECTIONS: 1) Arrange ingredients in a … [Read more...] about Jar Salads
When you hear the word “diet” what comes to mind? For most of us we think of weight loss, usually a short-term program established to shed a few pounds and help you meet a desired weight goal. However, this is really not the correct meaning of the word and is for sure not the correct way of thinking. A diet is should be a life-long approach to good healthy lifestyle … so when we use the word diet, we are referring to the proper terminology as found in the Dictionary. When did our thinking of the word “diet” change? Did it change as the obesity rate increased? Did it change when the … [Read more...] about The Word Diet
Tip of the day! If you are stuck in a rut in any area of your life, make a list or a plan and change the routine. I recently wrote a blog on being conditioned and how important it is that we change our conditions into new habits if we want permanent change. Click here to review that blog post. Stop doing the same things every day and decide today you are doing to do just ONE thing different. One of the most important things you can do is a take an inventory of the things you would like to see changed in your life. Keep your list short and start with just a few things. Do not … [Read more...] about Change Your Routine!