Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

How to Start Eating Healthy and Stick to It

Years ago, I struggled with several health concerns, including having a very tough time losing weight. I was frustrated and confused because I was physically active at that time – worked out regularly – and it seemed like I was always training for some event, like a half-marathon or sprint triathlon. But when I realized how Read More …

(Video) Improve your health and happiness

  A few years ago I learned something that shifted my attitude about the connection between good health and food. The Health-Nutrition Connection It started when I caught Dr. Mark Hyman on television talking about his book, The Blood Sugar Solution. At the time, I wasn’t feeling well. I had digestive issues, pre-diabetes symptoms, menopausal symptoms, Read More …

5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Health Now

We’ve learned a lot about the human body and staying healthy over the past 60 years. As a result, we’ve seen changes in public policy, surgeon general recommendations, and what’s considered “healthy”. This 1949 Camel cigarette commercial claims, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”   And I love watching The Twilight Zone. That was a Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Did you gain weight over the holidays? You’re not alone.

If you gained weight over the holidays, you’re not alone. Studies show that most people tend to gain at least a couple of pounds. Actually, I’ve been a little lax since Thanksgiving, and when Christmas rolled around I showed no restraint. I ate what I wanted for 2 weeks over the holidays and here’s what I learned. 5 Read More …

5 Reasons to Join the Meatless Monday Movement

The Meatless Monday movement is a promotion aimed at reducing meat consumption for a healthier planet and its inhabitants. Why Meatless Monday? According to meatlessmonday.com, the Meatless Monday Campaign’s goal “is to encourage people to refrain from eating meat one day a week. Meatless Monday seeks to reduce the prevalence of preventable illnesses and the Read More …

Why is it so hard to get motivated to lose weight?

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity and the numbers continue to rise. Weight-related illnesses come at a high cost to a person’s health and add up to billions of dollars a year in health care. Many people know they should, but it’s so difficult to get motivated to lose weight. The struggle is real. Lose Read More …

Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

You’ve probably heard the long standing formula for weight loss – calories in, calories out. When you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight. Theoretically. But that’s not all you need to know. It’s a little more involved than that. Harvard Health Blog, posted an article last week: “There’s no sugar coating it: Read More …

It’s November! A Great Time to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle

November is here! Leaves are changing, mornings are brisk (for some), and Thanksgiving is only weeks away. It’s a great time to commit (or re-commit) to a healthy lifestyle, to choose nutritious food and be active every day. “What?!” You may be thinking to yourself. “The holidays are coming up and that means lots of food, Read More …