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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.

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.

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.

mansleeping

You know by now, I hope, that skimping on sleep can harm your health. You should know it can thwart your weight loss efforts; more accurately, your fat-loss efforts. Your body does incredible things while you sleep–which I’ve covered before here. When you don’t get enough quality and quantity sleep, you miss out on these benefits to varying degrees. In terms of body composition, these benefits include proper functioning of: areas of the brain that aid in decision making and affect cravings for certain types of food, and certain hormones that help regulate appetite and stabilize blood sugar levels.

dieting

  Diets do not work in the long run. You may have already figured that out, but haven’t truly figured out why they don’t work and how to get out of the cycle and sustain your weight-loss success. Let’s do that now.

stretching-and-exercising

Have you ever reached for something on the top shelf? Maybe it was the last roll of on-sale paper towels at Target, or your secret stash of Girl Scout Cookies tucked behind your dusty cook books. If you struggled to really stretch and reach, it could be because you’ve been neglecting one of the, Read More

Resilience

Let’s start by getting real: Shit happens. Big or small, personal or professional, spiritual, or physical or financial…Any area of your life can be hit with adversity. And that’s a good thing, if you’re brave enough to look at it this way. Adversity, however big or small, is a chance for you to strengthen, Read More