Finding and making time for your own workouts is any trainer’s hardest daily task. I struggled with this challenge for many years but finally sorted it out after much anguish and many missed workouts.Like most trainers, at the beginning of my career I was not that busy and had ample time for working out. With the quick growth of a client base and the exciting cash flow t...
How is your wellness? That is, how is your optimal physical and mental health? Just as you need to continually invest to grow your financial savings account, you also need to make small daily investments in your wellness account to live your best life. What would you like to attain to feel really well in your life? High energy? Calm an...
Anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
The idea that it is possible to better one’s health through a healthy diet may seem like a new notion, considering all the recent media reports on the topic. However, this hypothesis is nearly 2,500 years old, as evidenced by Hippocrates’ ancient advice to physicians to “leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.”
Whether it is an addiction to cigarettes or food, alcohol or television, hard drugs or shopping, compulsive behaviors can take over. The cravings might be seemingly harmless ones that lurk beneath the surface of a functioning life, or they might be immediately and obviously devastating. For some, these patterns sever relationships, put jobs at stake, and cause serious or financial risk. For others, these habits might simply impede a sense of physical, mental or spiritual wholeness.
As a child, IDEA member Sonya Bruton,
who lives in Apex, North Carolina, distinctly
remembers buying clothes from
the “chubby” section at Sears department
store, and how painful it was. Today, people
have a tough time imagining Bruton
as an overweight little girl, but she is the
same person who listens so well and
offers sound fitness advice. It is because
Bruton spent so many years devel...
When counseling your clients to observe healthy habits, be sure to include tips on preserving mental as well as bodily fitness. The Alliance for Aging Research, a nonprofit organization, recommends following these 10 steps to keep your brain and your body in shape.