What can 30 minutes of exercise do for your health?

Find out how many benefits you can get from just 30 minutes of exercise.  It will motivate you to get off the couch, chair, whatever is keeping you from a simple 30 minute walk.  Sometimes it takes the simple to have such profound effects.    

Your Happy Healthy Starts Here

Successful eating and exercise begins with what you like to eat, and how you like to exercise.  You will be more consistent with eating the healthier foods you enjoy, rather than force feeding yourself foods that you dislike  So, for example, if you like carrots and asparagus, look for recipes that feature them, instead of say brussels…

Running the Race With Friends

Running a race is more than physical ability; it includes mental focus and stamina which may be just as important, or even more crucial to success. Increase your level of accomplishment and do it with friends.  As my official 5th/3rd race runner and former PCV (Peace Corp Volunteer) Rick says, “You get all caught up in the…

Exercise with a friend

Find a partner or a group of people who will encourage you to get outside for exercise. Studies show that working out with other people can positively motivate your routine. Check out this study on social comparison theory while exercising http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/34033/jssarticle.pdf

Thinking Outside the Box with Emotional Eating

Nerves, anxiousness, loneliness, procrastination and/or just plain boredom may find your head into the refrigerator (aka box) for more reasons than hunger.  When this happens, you begin to eat more food than your body needs.  This isn’t good on any level, whether you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight.  What makes matters worse is…

Welcome in the New Year with Exercise. Where to Start?

Time to get moving, be a healthier eater, and work on some of those goals you were thinking about before the new year came. Where to start? A good beginning for a healthier you is to start some exercise.  It can be very difficult in the north where the weather is not conducive to getting…

No Time for Exercise?

Here is a great workout for core strength without the strain on your back. It only takes 10 minutes. You can do this!

What is Rebounding?

Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net What is rebounding? Simply, rebounding is jumping on a mini-tramp using small controlled movements. I have been so cold and hate going outdoors. Out of desperation and listening to my client’s successes, I have tried this form of exercise. Why rebounding? Rebounding provides a lot of variety for me and is something…

Fitting In Exercise and Making it Fun!

No time for exercise?  Get short bursts of exercise into your day with a jump rope.  Take it to your office, keep it in your basement by the laundry room, or outside on the patio.  Grab it and jump.  See how your stamina will increase and your weight decrease.

Sunshine and its Benefits… Can it lower blood pressure?

According to a recent study, exposing your skin to the sun could reduce your blood pressure and cut the risk of both heart attack and stroke! Our body produces a compound called nitric oxide after sun exposure to our skin, consequently benefits our heart health. As the days get shorter, time in the sun gets…