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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Inspiring!




One of my clients sent this to me. Very inspiring and shows that anything is possible if you really want it!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I am glad to see this headline BUT I am surprised this is newsworthy!

Health Tip: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Since childhood, lots of people have heard the parental plea to eat their fruits and vegetables.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this insight on why eating fruits and veggies is so important:

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help prevent chronic diseases, including cancer, research indicates.
Most fruits and vegetables offer great nutritional benefit while contributing little to your daily fat and calorie intake.
At the same time, they help you stay full, helping you to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent excessive weight gain.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in the minerals, vitamins and fiber your body needs.

Hmmmmm, I assume people know that fruits and veggies are good for them! Eat your fruits and veggies!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yogurt, a healthy snack, seriously?

"All Natural" labeling does not mean that it is a good choice. First, always, always, always, read the ingredient list before you fall for what the label says!

Example: "All Natural" vanilla yogurt, a six ounce serving.
Ingredients: Cultured grade A reduced fat milk, sugar, natural flavor, pectin. Contains active yogurt cultures including L. acidophilus.

Guess what kind of "all natural" snack this is? It is 150 calories that contains 25 grams of sugar, which happens to equal 100 calories, which is equal to 6 teaspoons of sugar!!! YIKES! Add insult to injury, there is ZERO, yes ZERO, grams of fiber! WHHHHAAATTT???

Instead, have a banana and 10-15 raw almonds for a more nutritious healthy snack!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ten Benefits of Exercise



1. Increase your self-confidence and feel better about yourself!

2. Improve your mood!

3. Lower your risk of heart disease and other diseases!

4. Manage your weight!

5. Sleep better!

6. Exercise is fun; it is as easy as going for a walk or rigorously cleaning the house or gardening!

7. Improve your posture!

8. Increase your energy!

9. Manage and decrease stress!

10. Stronger, toned muscles!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SMART Goals

Health Tip

When setting goals you want them to be “SMART”.

S = Specific
What, how, why is goal going to be accomplished? Goal must be clear and easy to understand

M = Measurable
Your goal can be tracked and monitored regularly to measure results
example: number of pounds, percent fat loss, etc

A = Attainable
The goal is something you can achieve and feel successful to keep you motivated and moving toward the end result. Not too easy that you are not motivated but not too hard so you are not frustrated.

R = Realistic
Set goals that are not too easy but make you put forth the effort to get you to that end result

T = Timely
Time specific/deadline oriented – having a timeframe gives you a guideline to reach the end result and keeps you accountable


Instead of “I want to lose weight”

SMART goal: I want to lose 10 lbs over the six weeks.