Getting healthy means different things to different people. For some, it may mean replacing soda with water or eating more vegetables. Others may need to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol, or perhaps drop a few pounds. Some people may think being healthy means being able to hike to the top of a mountain or run a triathlon. No matter what you think of when you think of being healthy, I can assure you that making small, consistent, positive changes will have a lasting impact on your life and the the lives of those who love you. Adapted from Terri Savelle Foy's Vision 101 program, … [Read more...] about Why Get Healthy?
Do you need to get more organized? Do you feel like you are surrounded by messes? It is a proven fact that people who are organized feel better and are generally happier; getting organized is a little choice that matters. When you clean up your living space, your work space, your car, your purse, your junk drawers (ahem!), you are cleaning up a mess. A mess can be defined as "any disagreement between the way you desire things to be and the way they actually are." Where are your messes? Did you know that messes or disorder can actually steal your peace, create anxiety, and drain your … [Read more...] about Get Your Ducks in a Row!
The processing, packaging, and marketing of sugar and sweetener has surely changed over the years. Gone are the days of our ancestors where their only sweetener choices were honey and dates. Today is, sadly, very different. We now commonly see packaging with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” but for most processed foods on the market, this is nothing more than a creative marketing ploy. Recently I took a trip to the supermarket to gather some numbers as an example of these claims. I found 15 packages with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” blasted on the front of the package. I found that 14 … [Read more...] about Be a Label Detective!
If you have ever been on a fad diet, searched for the perfect fitness plan, or looked for help and direction online - only to be overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated by the contradictory information out there, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you are over extreme dieting and are searching for a healthy lifestyle with balance, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you want to learn to incorporate movement and exercise into your existing schedule rather than join the gym and commit to 7 days a week of blood, sweat, and tears, then you may enjoy Little Choices … [Read more...] about Little Choices Everyday!!!
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
I believe that everything we watch, read and hear has an impact on our lives. I’ve seen today’s media steal joy from our lives as well as destroy self-esteem and even marriages. Magazines, movies, soap operas, and even novels with unrealistic wealth and romance give women a wrong sense of reality. Advertising puts constant pressure on us to behave, look, or be a certain way. It’s geared for companies to make money, not to better our lives. For example, consider the media’s influence on the importance of being thin, along with a multi-billion dollar dieting industry at our disposal. It’s no … [Read more...] about Clean Your Filters