I started the month with a list of tips to guide you through the seasonal adventures of holiday eating. One of the biggest challenges often faced by my clients is about do and don’t, along with when and how. When can I exercise, or get in the workout? How can I manage the time and how can I find the most user-friendly activity for my schedule and stamina? These questions are not seasonal, they come up year ‘round, they just feel more pressing when we’re faced with a finite a
Several of you are sending children off to start the “college student journey.” One of the biggest challenges facing both students and their parents is to refrain from indulging to the point of bulging. Adjusting to independence, new schedules and new lifestyles can create an upheaval in one’s eating habits. In looking at these changes through the student lens, I reached out to Noah Draper, Certified Personal Trainer and a second-year kinesiology or exercise science student.
We’ve turned the page on the calendar —the chocolate roses, truffles, heart-shaped foods and all that jazz are behind us. I’m not trying to dismiss February 14 as insignificant, but I do want to remind you that the heart is bigger than one day. I want you to give equal attention to keeping your heart healthy and adopting a lifestyle that will help keep it that way. My goal is to motivate you to go beyond slipping into something red and looking good on the outside, to consider
With the arrival of the New Year, I’ve had more than a few calls from clients sharing their resolutions and commitment to make changes to improve their well-being. These resolutions range from broad-based to the specific—more wholesome eating, reducing carbohydrate intake, monitoring their food-related health issues, losing pounds, going gluten-free, opting for weight-loss surgery and several others. The important thing to remember when deciding to change your lifestyle is to
In working with clients and providing advice and counsel encouraging them to focus on a well-being lifestyle, I often hear questions that start with,” I heard in the news . . .” This month one of the topic's making news was high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. About 30 percent of people in the United States have high blood pressure. The National Institutes of Hea
As we start the New Year, I’ve had a ton of questions from my clients focusing on their interest in giving a jumpstart to their healthy lifestyle goals. I’ve had questions on the green cleanse, shapely shakes, citrus cleanse, green tea diet, food lovers cleanse, and more. My response to those inquiries is consistent with my mantra, "for better health all things in moderation; there is not one food that is all good or all bad for you.” Now there are some food choices that can
There are words we like to discourage using. Particularly troublesome are the four-letter words. One that folks really hate using is the “Diet” word. As a matter of fact, research from the NPD Group shows that in 2012, only 23 percent of women say they were on a diet. When women were surveyed in 1992, 34 percent said they were dieting. Now this is not to say folks don’t need to diet, but attitudes have changed. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dieting as “a regimen of e
You know people ask me about all kinds of diets. The Grapefruit Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Palm Beach Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, and the list goes on. These days the questions are about the fast diet currently the diet of the day that is popular in Britain. The diet like many of the country’s exports is growing in popularity here in the United States. I don’t endorse a particular diet, but I do try to give you the skinny on what a particular diet is all about. The Fast Die