15 Ways To Add Adventure To Your Healthy Routines

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~ Henry Ford

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

How To Nap Like A Pro (Even On Your Lunch Break!)

Nap Like A Pro websiteOur 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

Afternoon Slump? Take A Nap!

cat nap website“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

sleep-like-a-hero-900X600In 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

Quick’s the Way to Quit Smoking

Quit smokingAre 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

Simple Changes That Will Help You Stick With Your Fitness Routine

in-for-the-long-haulIf you set goals for the New Year, it is common for one of them to revolve around exercising more. Deep down we know exercise is good for us but often we reach a point where it becomes a chore and we just don’t want to do it anymore. Continue reading

Don’t Call It A Resolution

This year, create goals instead of resolutions.

This year, create goals instead of resolutions.

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

Enjoy Yourself Without Regret: Simple Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday HamImagine a gorgeous holiday feast is sitting right in front of you. A juicy ham. Your aunt’s world-famous deviled eggs. More tasty pies than you can count. Drooling yet? Even the best of us would have a difficult time controlling ourselves under such conditions. It is okay to enjoy yourself during a Christmas feast, but you need to be mindful of these four mistakes if you want to prevent holiday weight gain. Continue reading

The Cold Hard Truth: 8 Reasons to Get Outside this Winter (and tips for making it happen!)

Well, it’s officially December. As the temperatures start to drop and we get closer to December 21st, days shorten, daylight gets scarce and so does our motivation to exercise. While you may have been on a roll with your exercise routine during the warmer spring, summer and fall months, many exercise routines get pushed to the side once the busy-ness of the holidays and the cold short days of winter slip in.

Instead of hibernating this winter season, challenge yourself to stay active and continue to get outside. Why you might ask? There are many reasons: Continue reading

Season of the Sugar Rush: Your Body on a Binge

Sugar-BingeDid your Halloween sugar hangover look more like a celebration of Dia de Muertes (Day of the Dead)? Are you on a continual sugar crash that makes you a little cranky, tired and looking for your next sugar fix?

Welcome to the Season of the Sugar Rush. Continue reading