For years I have heard from my clients the dilemmas that are created when there is no plan for the next meal. It took me back to the days when, as a teenager, I would be on the phone with my two college professor parents asking “what is for dinner tonight? There are six kids here, all hungry.” My parents who were somewhat absent-minded professors would ask me if I had any ideas and that they had forgotten to take something out of the freezer that morning. We all need help overcoming the chaos of day-to-day family life, so to help, here are a few food prep hacks that will benefit your whole family! Continue reading Food Prep Hacks for the Whole Family
You’ve heard sitting is the new smoking right? “For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.” ~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic. Continue reading Minimizing the Effects of Sitting
I began writing this as I wait for a client who I surmise is not going to show for the appointment, today, since the appointment was to begin 15 minutes ago. I’m certain when the appointment was made, there was every intention to come in and do the work. The intention to exercise, however, is not enough to make a difference, as many of you have realized. So today, I’ll be talking about action. You moving. You working out. You following your plan. You taking responsibility for your health. Because I’m here, ready to work. Where are you? Continue reading Action Changes Things
Having a hard time eating those veggies? Get ready for some tips on how to eat more vegetables regularly and up your fiber game!
What is your daily dose of vegetables? In the 1980’s and 1990’s the amount of 1/2-cup portions of vegetables that was recommended was 3-5 each day. Then, in early the 2000’s, several experts began to recommend even more vegetables, 5-7 servings per day, after research from the Cancer Institute was completed. Much of the increase in the recommended amount of servings has come from the fact that there is so much more information out today regarding the benefits of fiber in the adult diet. Today, we are being asked to eat ten 1/2-cup servings or 5-cups per day! But how do you do it? Continue reading How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day
Like a lot of us, you probably spend a lot of time sitting, whether it be in your car, at your desk, or on your sofa. All of this sitting can be detrimental to your health. Even if you have a consistent routine with regular trips to the gym, it will only benefit your health to stay active as much as possible throughout the entire day. Here are a few ways that you can stay active all day long, even when you’re not sweating it up at the gym. Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Active All Day