It can be easy to think of health, fitness and well-being as being directly impacted by our diet and lifestyle choices and not much else. Some might go further to include stress-relieving activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature when thinking about what directly affects their overall health and well-being. Funnily … Continue reading Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health
“Healthy” is a funny word, isn’t it? It can mean very different things to different people. As a Nutritional Therapist and Coach I have heard things like: “I just want to get healthy”, or “I need to be healthier”. But what does that really mean? I personally have come to a definition of health that … Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”
We watched a fair amount of the Winter Olympics at our house in 2018 and it was quite obvious to see that the male competitors often had more strength, speed, and generally easily outperformed their female counterparts in each sport. These facts are not contested and are well known; world records ranging from the … Continue reading Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance
Have you been trying to lose weight but not having much success? If so, you’re not alone, as approximately 50 million Americans try to lose weight every year and just 5 percent report keeping the weight off, according to the Colorado State University Extension. A lot of women attempt to lose weight while unknowingly making … Continue reading Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes
What is the connection between going barefoot and health? When I was around 16 or so, up until age 28, I wore shoes with heels (2 inches or higher) almost daily. I took great pride in the fact that I could survive a night out salsa dancing in 4 inch heels for 5 hours. I … Continue reading Are You Grounded?
For a long time I did not see exercise as enjoyable, I saw it as a means to an end. To get fit and keep fit I needed to log a certain amount of hours or miles and only felt any kind of satisfaction when it was completed. Sometimes working out was pure misery. … Continue reading Enjoying Movement as a Path to Better Health