Blogs about Stress/Stress Management

Drunk, With More Alcohol, Driving Away...

On Memorial Day evening, my daughters and I stopped at the grocery store.  In the checkout line, the man ahead of us was purchasing a 12-16 large cans of alcohol and doggy treats, joking with the cashier and bagger, and floundered in his wallet for the right amount of cash.  Oh my goodness, that man is so drunk!

Want to get Healthy? Take a Nap!

Centuries ago, it was common for people to sleep 8 to 9 hours each day. But now, only about 25% of Americans get 8 or more hours of sleep. "The foundations of good health are good diet, good exercise and good sleep, but two out of three doesn't get you there," -- Dr. Anne Calhoun, neurology professor, University of North Carolina. Eating healthily and getting plenty of exercise are not enough to make up for the danger that sleep deprivation poses to your health.

Stop Counting Calories

Keep it simple; do not stress over every tidbit that goes into your mouth. What happens when we worry and stress? Cortisol rises for self preservation. Acutely, that is a good thing; chronically, a raised coritsol level will cause weight gain.Get your hormones under control with the healthy choices most of the time. Did you read that correctly? Make healthy choices most of the time as opposed to all of the time. Now you need to be honest with yourself to be sure you are following a healthy lifestyle.

Is Stress Management the Key to Being a Health Business Owner?

People love to talk about the freedom and flexibility that comes with being a small business owner. You get to set your own schedule and don’t have to answer to anyone. But the people who dwell on these things don’t know much about what it’s actually like to be a business owner. The title comes with lots of stress – and most small business owners do a poor job of managing it. For all intents and purposes, this has created a health crisis in the business world. The Stress Problem 

STRESS! It's time to help you and your clients manage it.

ACE CEC Mental / Physical Exercises for Long-term Stress Management IntroductionWhat happens if client is stressed and goes through a hard workout? Their performance decreases, less motivated, less energy, and have a higher potential for injury. How do you as a trainer fix this?

MODERATION: The Scapegoat

MODERATION “Everything in moderation” is a pretty popular saying. Here are some translations: Life is short.A little bad is good for you.I do it, so you should too.I can handle it. We assume that our body can handle moderation and maybe it can but what is meant by handle and what is meant by moderation. I have heard the answers to these questions vary quite a bit. 

BE HEALTHY 28-DAY (Add-on Edition)

Hi friends who like a challenge,Spring is in the air, I think. I actually am really confused lately when it comes to the weather. Is it going to be sunny or gray and does that even mean cold, cool or warm? I thought I would write a quick post to give you some background on me and the current 28-Day program. Read as much as you have time for. I am a full-time personal trainer/wellness coach of 15 years. I’m thankful to have the best job in the world. 

Another Year. Another Diet. Another Disappointment

Another Year. Another Diet. Another Disappointment.My top 3 solutions to taking control during the holidays.The holidays are just around the corner and we celebrate them by enjoying delicious treats. We don’t want to miss out on all of the festivities. Temptation can wreck havoc on your diet and fitness plan.

Tired of Trying to Lose Weight (Part I)

Tired of Trying to Lose Weight (Part I)

Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List

Creating more personal time tops the list of goals many people want to accomplish. Juggling demands of work, family, and household make it difficult to find a few minutes of uninterrupted, relaxing “me” time. When you’re tired, stressed, and pulled in too many directions, it’s hard to give your best to all you must accomplish.Focusing on your personal well-being helps you stay energized and productive. Aim to make self-care a priority: