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Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol. “Good carbs,” such as whole grains,...

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

Why is it hard for me to get a good night’s sleep? It’s no longer true that you need less sleep as you age, so why is the 7-8 hrs of quality sleep eluding me? The problem for me isn’t falling asleep but waking up during the night. In an effort to get a sound night of shut-eye, I started doing...

Good Health is More Than Diet and Exercise

Good Health is More Than Diet and Exercise

What does being Healthy really mean?

What does being Healthy really mean?

I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best...

5 Tips to Clutter-Free Living.

5 Tips to Clutter-Free Living.

I have a hard time staying organized even though I know the advantages, especially the one on how good I feel when coming home after a long day and it is clutter-free and clean. But it’s a struggle for me to be clutter-free consistently.  So, in an ongoing effort to take my own advice, I’ve started with small steps. Are...

How Gardening Helps Your Over-All-Well-Being

How Gardening Helps Your Over-All-Well-Being

I have never been one to garden, much less farm. My idea of gardening in recent years is to buy flowers and vegetables from the store but certainly not grow them. But as I have watched my husband plant, grow and take such pride in his finished product I am having a change of heart. I have watched from the...

The Number One Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight

The Number One Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight

Everyone wants to lose weight, some a little, some a lot.  Thus, it’s no surprise my clients often ask what’s the No. 1 thing they can do to lose pounds quickly and keep them off? I wish I had a magic wand to do the job that is healthy and has no side effects. But there is no magic wand...

Simplify Life

Simplify Life

I am all about simplifying life’s daily routines and events, but it’s not always easy.  I recently completed a four-month business accelerator program at the Harbor, wrapped up three group-coaching classes and will start two new ones’ next week. And, like for most of us, spring has been a very busy time with family and friends. As a result, some of the...

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

After you lose weight, your metabolism slows down, thus it is easier to regain the weight you lost. And once you gain back the weight, the harder it is to lose it.  It’s a vicious cycle.  But you can get it back under control.  By employing a few helpful nutrition and lifestyle changes, you will be on the road to...

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

It’s that time of year when people start thinking road trips. No, not the kind from your college days when all you needed was someone with a car that had gas, a cooler, a place to stay and a group of friends looking for adventure. I’m talking about the kind that involves staying healthy and eating right and still being...

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