If you need a quick reboot to your life and this is the year you want to get healthy and change your lifestyle, I have five steps to start that change. Remember it takes 21 days to build a habit, then the concentrated effort will reduce, but you still need to be mindful of your choices.
- Portions. We live in a world of portion distortion. Start reading labels and measure out your food! If you don’t know how much food you are really eating, you will never lose weight. A plate at a restaurant typically is three or more servings.
Stress does a lot of crummy stuff to our bodies. It all starts in our minds and how we perceive a situation; how we deal with it and how resilient we are to change when it comes along. Stress dumps chemicals into our body. We often associate food with comfort which leads to a cycle of guilt an
The hypothalamus is a central player in how the brain reacts to stress and food. It is the “brain” of the endocrine system and regulates what it dumps into our bodies hormonally/chemically. If we prolong our stress, we release high levels of cortisol.
Young couple jogging together in park - rear view
Success will never be a big step in the future. Success is a small step taken just now. -Jonathan Martensson
The greatest asset you bring to a rich, secure and satisfying life is a healthy and fit YOU! If you’re not “there,” today is the day to take that first step…
Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reasons. In my last article I gave you reasons and an easy plank challenge to get you started. Here are some progressed moves to try… or just to add something new to your existing program.
Sometimes when we decide to change our lives, we have grandiose dreams and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I often hear this when someone wants to set up an exercise program.
I get this cry every week…someone starts working out three days a week for about 30 minutes, starts eating larger portions than before, and is then frustrated with me for gaining weight. Hold the phone here…let’s go back.