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Be Smart

I read various posts on social media & hear stories of people paying lots of money for a special program/challenge that is going to ensure weight loss success.  Every time I see this or hear of it I cringe. If weight loss & healthy living were in a special pill, powder or drink, we would not be where we are today in our society...fighting a battle against obesity and all of the diseases that happen because of our food choices & sedentary lifestyle.  If you have known me for any length of time, you realize that I am all about making good choices and being smar

Say No To Sugar!

You know better: Products labeled "sugar-free" and "fat-free" are not shortcuts to flat abs and tank-top arms. While it may be tempting to reach for the sugar-free cookies or the fat-free cheese, don't let that temptation get the best of you. Give yourself a little slap on the wrist, step away from the Oreos and hightail it out of that grocery aisle—stat! 

Shady Workouts

It's getting hot outside. But the outdoors is still a great place to workout, or just get some exercise. I challenge each of you to find a trail or place outside that you can do some exercise or movement in the shade, and make that your go to place on a hot day. Make it your me time and your exercise time, and you have got something really effective and efficient. Now, go out there and find it. 

The Internal Critic

My professional worlds (as varied as they are!) do indeed collide in one key, unique, and powerful way.  When working with clients, whether in counseling/coaching, spiritual direction, physical fitness or even to overcome the storm of a "suddenly"crisis, the strength of the voice of the Internal Critic seems to be in direction proportion to the PERCEIVED difficulty of the circumstance.  This voice interferes with hope, with confidence, with the ability to see the challenge as temporary.  The voice can be easily identified-- it lies.

Aquatic Fitness

by Marc D Thompson  Aquatic fitness is any healthy activity performed in water. The use of water for fitness is not new but it has many benefits. Water provides a cushion, to keep impact to a minimum. It is soothing and relaxing. Water also maintains our body temperature as we perform high heart rate exercises.Water allows movement for those with orthopedic limitations that could not be performed safely on land. Here are a few aquatic ideas to discover how water can best enhance your wellness.

Why Vary Fitness?

by Marc D Thompson Fitness and nutrition are very inexact sciences. There are numerous factors both environmental, mental and individually that contribute to how what we do and eat affects our body soul and mind. In over 22 years of professional training, I have come to only one conclusion. There are no conclusions!

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

Mother's Day Gift

Gift for MomsWe all tend to take mom out to grand brunch or dinner for Mother’s Day.  We shower her with cards, flowers, gifts and chocolates.  I say wonderful!  Enjoy lovin’ on your mom on this special day. This year share the gift of good health with your mom too. Mission Possible 2:

Back to Basics

Back to BasicsIt is very important to your physical, mental and spiritual health to maintain a healthy level of fitness. With the strained economy not everyone can afford a gym membership. For those on a tight budget there are other options. You can exercise anywhere. Home, a park, at work, anywhere! Get back to the basic exercises. Jumping Jacks, jogging in place, jumping rope, squats, lunges, push-ups and sit-ups can all be done almost anywhere. Mission Possible 1:

Comfort Zone

Today I took my daughter to the orthodontist for the first time since getting her braces on. She got a new wire and everything tightened up. Before even getting out of the chair at the office she complained that her mouth was hurting. The tech told her pain means progress. I started thinking, that's true in so much. The pain is for a short time and before she knows it she will have a beautiful smile.. It's hard to turn down the bread at Olive Garden. Some may even call that painful. Enduring that pain brings you better health.
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