sleep better

Jusy read a few tips from Humana on achieving a restful sleep. Turn down the heat. Write a to do list so you can relax and turn off your mind. Keep any and all light out of your room, including, phones and other electronic devices. Use a white noise machine to drown out sounds in the house. Stop hitting the snooze button, as it interferes with quality of sleep. Add 30 minutes of vigorous exercise to your daily routine. (at least 4 hours before bed)

Learning more everyday

I'm sick. I don't get sick often, but here I am, laying on the couch and wishing that I was feeling better. At least not feeling well gives me a chance to catch up on a few things. I've been reading my fitness magazines and I am watching some specials on Netflicks. I have found two that really peaked my interest. The first is Hungry for change. In it there were experts in diet and nutrition. Of these experts, the two women battled back stage 4 cancer and at least three of the men had lost about 100 pounds each. One of the men lost several hundred pounds.

The Sign Says, "You Are Here!" by Jane Birr-Life Coach

 Picture yourself on a trail in the woods and coming upon one of those “You are Here” signs. They help us get our bearings so we know where we are so we can move in the right direction toward our goal. 


 Small bites 'trick' your brain into believing you are eating more food. According to Dieuwerke Bolhuis, who studies food research at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the more bites you take, the brains 'taste' system is activated and the more 'full' you feel. Food for thought next time you are chowing down on chips and dip. Take smaller bites. Have a smaller waistline. Easy right? 

March is National Nutrition Month

 This year marks the 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month.   The theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”  I love it! As you well know, I am very vocal about fads.  I am one that does not support “diets” or “fads”.  I love this year’s theme, as it is realistic, attainable, and personal. 

Relay for Life 2013.... come join our team!

Hi Friends and Family,

What IS the difference between CrossCore® and Suspension Straps?

What IS the difference between CrossCore® and Suspension Straps?First, it’s very important to know the similarities:Beginner friendly yet scalable for different fitness levels.Complete body workout.Portable.Now for the Difference:

Stability Ball as Your Seat

The Stability ball has become a staple in every gym, therapy setting, and Pilates studio.  These days, the trend has shifted from an exercise setting to the office desk. Doubling as work chairs, the Stability ball provides a versatile seating option in the traditional work space.  Before replacing your chair, make sure you are brushed up on ergonomics of the Stability Ball.

National Posture Institute News Story: Southern diet could raise your risk of stroke

National Posture Institute News Story: Southern diet could raise your risk of strokeEating Southern-style foods may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.


Ok, YOU may say what does this have to do with health, fitness and wellness.  Well, YOU must appreciate and love YOU, who you are at this stage in your life.  Healthy thinking is creating a healthy MIND, which will in turn affect your BODY, which will in turn affect your SPIRIT... 
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