How is Your Wellness Journey Going?

I was getting ready for work and noticed that the drain in the bathroom sink was moving rather slow and sluggish. Hmmm, first I went for the quick fix trying to force water into the drain until the water filled up the sink with my good intentions. Well. . . that forced “quick fix” did not work so well. I just got a sink full of lukewarm water taking it’s sweet time heading south. I Read More

Winter Water Challenge

We are head on into winter and its cold and drying conditions. I challenge you to take up the water challenge again. That is 8 oz. 8 times a day, and again I would prefer you not include coffee in that intake. This is the best way to put moisture back into your body and keep you hydrated and fresh. Put the glow and moisture back into your skin, keep that alert feeling and shake Read More

What are the USDA Dietary Guidelines?

Are you aware of the USDA Dietary Guidelines? Do you know what they consist of? For starters the guidelines say you should consume less than 10% of calories per day from ADDED sugar, consume less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium and keep alcohol to moderate levels. For women, that is no more than one drink per day, and for men, it is Read More

Whole Grains

Whole grains on your plate? Of course! They contain fiber to help fill you up and keep you regular, can help reduce the risk of heart disease and have several vitamins in them. How can you add them or sneak them in to you and your family’s meals? Well, swap out your plain white bread for whole grain, choose brown rice over white rice, add barley to your soups, use whole grain bread crumbs for Read More

Understanding the World of Nutrients

The world of nutrients can be confusing but if you remember that “micro” nutrients are vitamins and “macro” nutrients are found in food that is a great start. Micro small vitamins, macro large food, lol. So even if we eat healthy most of the time our body still needs a little assistance getting the nutrients essential to good health. Your body is constantly changing, much like a science experiment, pay attention and tune in so Read More

Fall and the Upcoming Holidays

  It’s fall and time to look at what the next few months will look like for you. This is a great time to reevaluate your commitments and rid yourself of what is in the way of you taking good care of your health. We all fall into that mentality that this is holiday season so a few extra pounds are ok, now that it’s cold outside I am just going to hibernate, thank goodness Read More

Are You Eating Your Veggies?

How is the vegetable intake at your house? If you are having no servings a day add one serving, if you are having one, make it two; if you have two get it up to three! Remember, it is fruits and vegetables, not fruits and fruits. Sneak them into your eggs (spinach, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms), get a prepack variety that goes easily into the microwave for fast side dishes. Add chopped veggies to your Read More

Getting Outside

Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend! Take a minute and jot down something you would like to do this weekend outside. Yes you need to write it down, that way you will be more likely to stick to it. The parks will be full of activity, gardens need planting, bikes should come out and picking up some fresh fruit and greens to add to a wonderful picnic will be just the trick-Happy Read More

Happiness

Are you happy most of the time, some of the time or not very often at all? I challenge you to spend a few moments to look inside and find the answer and perhaps the solution to the question. Happiness is a preferred state and we all agree it is much more fun to be around happy people then someone who is bringing us down consistently. Oh yes, we all have those times that just Read More