September 30, 2017

People spend millions of dollars every year trying to find the secret to a productive, healthy life. But, for most, the secret still eludes them. We’ve been told the answer is in a bottle, a pill, a surgeon’s knife, or some new state-of-the-art technology.

But, how do we achieve that? What does it really take to enjoy good health?

I don’t have all the answers, but I think we need to take a step back and start using some good old-fashioned common sense. Somehow, our ancestors lived simple lives and managed just fine.

Too many have given up eating most of their meals at home in favor of quick meals on the go. The unhealthy foods are inexpensive, so they are the current mainstay in most homes.

Yes, they cost less, but at what cost to your body?

We don’t exercise like we used to because we’re too busy, and let’s face it, it takes effort and planning. There’s a remote for everything, so we don’t even have to get up to do anything.

We can have food delivered right to our door and prepared in the m...

September 23, 2017

We usually think of metabolism as the ability to burn energy. True, but it’s so much more than that. It allows the body to function properly when we’re doing everyday activities from breathing and thinking to moving around and digesting our food.

If your metabolism is low, you run the risk of a whole host of problems including: digestive issues, constipation, weight gain, skin problems, colds & flu, headaches, and more.

Men tend to have a higher metabolism than women, and it typically declines after the age of 40. So, is there anything we can do about it?  Absolutely! It’s called “diet and lifestyle”.

Many health experts believe the best way to improve your metabolism starts in the stomach. Here is a list of foods you should have in your diet and foods you want to avoid.

Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

  • Green tea, Oolong tea, and Matcha tea

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Avocados

  • Chia & Hemp seeds

  • Whole grains including brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa & sprouted grains

  • A...

September 9, 2017

Labor Day signals the end of the lazy days of  summer cookouts, pool parties, and outdoor concerts. It seems like just yesterday, when we were planning our Memorial Day activities. Where did the time go?

This late in the year it’s easy to think that if you haven’t reach your 2017 goals, it’s too late now. But, you know what? There’s still plenty of time to set new goals for the remainder of this year.

Now it’s time to kick it into gear, come up with a plan, and get started this weekend.

Fall’s a great time to:

  • Look over your activities for the next several weeks.

  • Plan some family outdoor activities (bonfire, rake leaves, visit to a pumpkin patch, etc).

  • Declutter your house - a room at a time

  • Go through your closets and give away clothes you’re not wearing

  • Start planning healthy meals - soups, stews, and casseroles

  • Start a new exercise routine

  • Take an online course, or go to the library and check out some books

  • Start a project or craft (scrapbooking, k...

September 2, 2017

As we get older, we become less flexible, and we often experience back and joint pains, and we may begin to slouch. But, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Something as simple as stretching every morning before work can do wonders for your posture and ensure you remain subtle and flexible during the aging process.

Here are 5 reasons to make stretching every day a must.

1. Improve Your Posture

In today’s sedentary world, it is easier than ever before to develop bad posture. If you spend most of your days sitting behind a desk or slumped in front of a computer, your back muscles are going to tighten. Your body is going to start remembering this position, making it harder to maintain good posture in your free time.

Bad posture can lead to back pains, make certain tasks more difficult, and lead to sagging shoulders.Good posture has loads of health and well-being benefits. It can make you appear more confident and even helps alleviate anxiety. It may even make you appear thinner and taller.

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