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5 Best Ways to BOOST your  Metabolism in 2019

5 Best Ways to BOOST your Metabolism in 2019

Happy 2019 everyone! It is a great time of year to realign ourselves, to set goals, and to refocus our attention to healthy living. Our metabolism creates energy from the food and drinks that we consume so it is important to focus our attention on what we are putting in for fuel. These tips will help you start your journey to health and wellness and our hope is that you will continue on this wellness journey with us.

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,...

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...

Guest Post: Healthy Living Can Be a Walk in the Park!

Guest Post: Healthy Living Can Be a Walk in the Park!

With so much going on in our lives, many of us plan out every minute of our day: Wake up, work, go to the gym, come home, make dinner, work from home, try to spend some quality time with our families, go to sleep, repeat. Day after day we know what is important to live a healthy life and we...

Guest Post: What’s the Newest Way to Deal with Stress?

It doesn’t take long for something new and exciting to capture people’s interest, and the Fidget Spinner is no exception. Almost instantly, this gadget has created a “buzz” that is turning heads of all ages. But why? The Fidget Spinner was originally intended to hold the attention of distracted children. Now adults, especially those in high-stress environments, use them to...

Beware of So-Called “High-Energy Drinks”

  Need an energy boost?  We all do from time to time, but those highly advertised over-the-counter energy drinks are not the way to go.  Here’s why: The extreme acidity and high caffeine content of such beverages can increase your blood pressure, induce a rapid heartbeat, and cause dehydration, vomiting, seizures, headaches, insomnia and death. Caffeine is typically good for...

Resolve to Take a Broad Approach to Weight Management this New Year

Now that we are in the holiday season, many of us resign ourselves to the weight gain that typically follows. Indeed, it is very hard to pass up holiday sweets that seem to be everywhere as well as extra servings of a traditional family dish. That’s why so many weight loss books are published at this time promising a “New Year, New You.” So it’s no surprise...

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Last week’s post noted that using what is known as “the happiness advantage” is a great way to improve both your personal and professional lives. One of the ways I mentioned to raise your level of happiness is to briefly note on a regular basis those things for which you are grateful. A helpful internet application (“app”) which allows you...