Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often there are no outward signs from the 29 million Americans who fight this chronic illness every day. That’s why there is a critical need to foster awareness and education while breaking down stereotypes, myths and misunderstandings about this disease. Continue reading
Fall is in full swing and for many this means it’s a great time to get outside and do some hiking! Hiking is good for your mind, body and soul. There are many great reasons to go on a hike. Let us count the ways . . . Continue reading
When people talk about health, you may hear them refer to negative and positive ions floating around us and consider it a bunch of woo-woo oddness with no basis in science or reason. Continue reading
Let’s be honest.
Being fit and well takes work. It doesn’t just happen. It takes time and thought to provide your mind and body with the exercise and nutrition it needs to thrive. Every day you make conscious choices that move you towards healthy or unhealthy.
In all those healthy choices, sometimes we get stuck doing the same old thing, day in and day out. This can sap our motivation to keep showing up at the gym or continue to eat steamed vegetables for dinner. every. day. Continue reading
Our last blog post touted the benefits of taking a nap and gave suggestions for how long your power nap should last. While a quick 15 minute siesta can do great things for your body and mind, making it happen in the real world sometimes takes a little creative thinking. Here are some ideas for making your ultimate daytime nap happen, even when it seems impossible. Continue reading
“Nature has not intended mankind to work from eight in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts twenty minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces.”
~ Winston Churchill from his book The Gathering Storm
In a prior post called How to Sleep Like A Hero, we touted the power found in a good night’s sleep. Turns out you can harness a little piece of that power mid-day and reap great rewards.
If high-octane coffee, chocolate bars and 5-hour energy shots have become part of your mid-day routine; power napping may be your new broccoli. There is a perception that naps are for senior citizens, slackers, sick people and little kids but this is simply not true. Others have discovered the power of napping and perhaps you should too. Continue reading
You know it when it happens yet you’re powerless to stop it: you walk into the grocery store for three things and walk out an hour later, $200 lighter and with a cart full of stuff you don’t really need.
It happens in grocery stores near you every day. You’ve just been Jedi-mind tricked into buying more by retail magicians. Continue reading
Are you a smoker but wish you weren’t? We’ve talked a lot about goals this year. If one of your goals is to put an end to your smoking addiction, you’ve probably wondered if there is a better way to quit: quickly or slowly? Turns out science has been wondering the same thing and has some valuable insight for you. . . Continue reading
As you take down your 2015 puppies and kittens calendar to put up something new and equally adorable for 2016, January feels like a good time to start fresh. So begins a new year, a new month, a new day. We pack away the holidays and plan to “get back on track.”
A few weeks ago roughly forty-five percent of Americans made resolutions vowing to do things like exercise more, lose weight, eat more vegetables, pay off debt, etc.
As a point of reference, only one third of Americans will watch the Super Bowl.
That’s a lot of resolve, however, of those making resolutions, only 8% will be successful.
Why do resolutions tend to fail? It’s in their (lack of) structure. Continue reading