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Children and adolescents in low-income and poverty-stricken homes and environments are at a greater risk for poor well-being throughout the course of their lives. TODAY you can join me in doing something to help: Consider this a special edition of this wellness blog. The negative effects of poverty and near-poverty on well-being extend to, Read More

Commit these numbers and number ranges to memory or jot them down somewhere you can easily reference.

Avocado Egg Bell Pepper

Here’s a simple breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack) recipe for you. All you need are three ingredients, plus some salt and pepper. You can make these day of or prepare a plethora for the week ahead.
There are two ways to do this. One cooks the pepper and the egg and one (my favorite) leaves the pepper raw and crisp, stuffed with a scrambled egg. I’ll give you both.

newyearresolutionhalfway

Tomorrow, June 1, we’ll be halfway through 2017. Reality check time. How are you doing with that New Year’s resolution of yours? Is it a bit dusty? Did you toss it in the recycling bin back in February to save it for next year?

overtraining

  Rest and recovery are as important to your exercise plan as the exercise itself. If you don’t allow your body and mind time to recover from your workouts, you could eventually develop symptoms related to overtraining, or even overtraining syndrome.

selfcare

I wasted many years feeling crappy about myself. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and hate what you see; take inventory of your life and not like the path you’re on. The antidote, everyone said, was self-esteem. I needed some. Well, let’s get real, not just some, a lot. People, Read More

carbs

I hear it all the time, “carbs are bad”. Or, “I know I should quit carbs because they’re bad”. Or, “I don’t eat carbs because they’re bad.” Or, “are carbs really bad?” Well, it depends; depends on you: your goals, your genes, your activities, and your preferences, to name a few. And it depends, Read More

CurryChickenSalad

Saw a vegan version of this salad at what you’ve probably realized by now is one of my favorite dining places (Whole Foods). I modified theirs a bit, obviously. Besides replacing the Beyond Meat Chicken with real chicken, I took out the raisins, chutney, sugar, and oils.  Served on a bed of greens, it, Read More

squat

This post is for those times when you have no equipment and, or little time; maybe you’re traveling or your day is filled with back-to-back meetings. The days you want to get a workout in, but feel like you can’t do a number on you mentally. That’s why it’s great to know some bodyweight movements and ways to combine them, so you can fit a workout in anywhere.

exercise motivation

No matter how much you want the results of regular exercise, motivation yourself to start can be hard. Keeping yourself motivated can, at times, seem equally challenging. So how do you do it? How do you motivate yourself to start and stick with the actions that get you the desired results? Here are five tips.