I love talking to people about improving their health and wellness. As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, I am very passionate about teaching proper form and keeping people safe. Not quite two years ago, I went to a training to become a Barre instructor. When I attended this training, I had never even … Continue reading It’s time to shift my focus
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Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 Behavior change. What is it exactly? When it comes to our health, it could mean changing unhealthy lifestyle choices to a healthier lifestyle choices. Examples include if you smoke, stopping smoking; if you eat fast food on a daily basis, learning to cook at home; … Continue reading Why is it so hard to change a behavior?
People do a lot of complaining about their weight, lack of sleep, having no energy, and amount of stress they have, especially on social media. It's so easy to sit down at your computer or on your phone and type out a big complaint about something going on in your life. We all have stuff … Continue reading Wanting a different reality without wanting to change
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com How many times in your life have you heard that you should ear more nutritious foods? The information is everywhere; but how often do you actually think about nutrient dense foods and how they contribute to your health? When I was teaching my group weight loss program, I always … Continue reading How do nutrient dense foods contribute to your health
Photo by Alexas Fotos on Pexels.com I've recently written a blog about lifestyle change for disease prevention and management. In this blog, I want to talk more specifically about the lifestyle changes needed to affect high blood pressure. What is high blood pressure There are two types of high blood pressure or hypertension. The first … Continue reading What lifestyle changes are needed to affect high blood pressure
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic disease can be overwhelming. Your doctor may prescribe medications when needed; but there's a good chance you were sent home with information about your new diagnosis too. In that information, I imagine there's recommendations for action you need to take as well to optimize … Continue reading Lifestyle change for disease prevention and management
Photo by Natasha Spencer on Pexels.com The weight loss market is worth over $72 billion. (businesswire.com) However, almost 40% of adult Americans are obese. If you're considering going on a diet, here are a few questions to ask when evaluating the best diet plan for you. How does the diet cut calories? To lose weight … Continue reading Going on a diet? Consider these questions before choosing.
I'm as human as they come! In the past 12 days I've dealt with a hurricane and was without electricity for 41 hours. I've moved both my children to college and we now have an "empty nest". Our son is 2 hours away and our daughter is 4.5 hours away. The AC went out, so … Continue reading My strength isn’t shown by not falling; it’s shown by getting back up
Whether you're trying to prevent a chronic health condition or manage symptoms, regular physical activity is recommended. So, why is it only one out of four American adults meet the weekly physical activity recommendations? It's my goal to help you increase your physical activity. Let's get moving, America. Barriers to participating in physical activity People … Continue reading Let’s Get Moving – Increasing Physical Activity