Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season
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Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season

As I sat down to write a blog for this holiday season, I took a look at the ones I had written in previous years.  Advice about how to be moderate with holiday eating, how to navigate party goodies, and how to keep up with at least some exercise while being extra busy.  Wow.  Almost…

Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?
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Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?

Many, many studies have shown that getting more exercise is good for our brain.  It releases endorphins that elevate our mood and sense of well-being, increases circulation in the brain that leads to clear thinking, and alters hormones in our bodies that translate to brain health.  But can it happen the other way around?  Can…

8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet
Health and Nutrition | Mindset

8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet

Let’s just say that the stats on diet failure are frightening.  Diets fail.  Again and again.  In fact, there is around a 95% failure rate.  And yet people keep trying another and another and another.  More stats:  The average person who is trying to lose weight does so 4-5 times a year!  This group of…

Slay Sluggish Motivation
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Slay Sluggish Motivation

Ever sit there on the couch or a comfy recliner and wonder where your get-up-and-go went?  Here I am not talking about the instances where you flop down after a hard day’s work which involved some physical exercise that has left you needing a rest.  It’s more like for those times when maybe several days,…

It’s Not Easy Being…
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It’s Not Easy Being…

HUMAN!!! We all have our struggles, triumphs, highs, and lows. When it comes to trying to keep a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising enough to satisfy the guidelines, it can be a constant struggle. Why does it have to be so hard? Even those of us who make healthy eating and exercise a…

5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Diet and Exercise Goals
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5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Diet and Exercise Goals

Good grief. It’s that time of year again. Many of us like the idea of starting over, starting fresh, and finally getting a grip on a least a few things. It can even be a compelling urge. Bravo I say. Making a few changes for the better, no matter what area it is in, is…