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Tone Your Body and Brain

Tone Your Body and Brain

For years yoga was considered a practice embraced by eastern monks and “new agers.” But today many people are practicing yoga, even children and seniors, because this mind-body exercise has the power to help your health in many ways.Yoga is more than just a workout, although it can serve as a great way to get strength training built into your...

For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more fiction. I’ve enjoyed plenty of non-fiction in the past because I love keeping up with new research the field of health and wellness. But reading fiction is a way to expand understanding of others and build empathy. It also inspires creativity and improves ability and understanding of how to tell...

How To Get What You Want

How To Get What You Want

I was a presenter at the SC Bar convention last month. One of the other speakers said, “Many people would rather be right than free.” It got me thinking about why some people have success with weight loss and others don’t.  Many people join my programs with prior knowledge of diet and fitness. They have tried different things in the...

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.

Cues and Triggers

Cues and Triggers

Last week on my vlog—or video blog— we learned about the importance of a cue when it comes to having good and bad habits. Most of us are looking to break bad habits. So, in our example, we focused on eating left-over birthday cake in the refrigerator after a long stressful day at work. We learned the three parts of...

What Causes a Bad Habit?

5 Ways to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

5 Ways to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving a few days away, all thoughts are turning to food, good times with family and friends and extra calories. Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal can easily total 3,000 calories? Add additional calories for appetizers and drinks and before you know it you could be up to a whooping total of 4500 calories in one day. But...

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly. There are many benefits to choosing fall produce:...

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

In my last blog I talked about the importance of eating whole grains. I can’t leave this subject without talking about another reason you should eat more whole grains. Whole grains are high in fiber. Other high fiber foods are vegetables, fruits and beans. So what’s all the hoopla about fiber? All the newest research out there continues to promote...

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,...

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