Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Berries Have Good Stuff!

Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate and fiber.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Even Though There Isn't That Much Sun in the Northwest...This is a Good Idea!

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare, prevent sport injuries to your eyes and protect from UV rays which can damage vision and cause skin cancer around the eyes.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Protect Your Thyroid!

The thyroid gland is very susceptible to ionizing radiation Protect yourself, by making sure a protective lead collar is always used when you have dental x-rays and mammograms.

Cooking With Kids?

Cooking with kids may take a little longer, but it is a great way to teach them about preparing a healthy meal; they are more likely to try it if they helped prepare it, and it enhances their self confidence.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Look at the Statistics!

According to research, there is a statistically significant relationship between the amount of time children spend watching television and obesity. The more hours of television they watched, the more they weighed.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

What is Important for Health for People of All Ages?

According to Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity, fitness and exercise are critically important for the health and well-being of people of all ages.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Plan Your Health Goals....Then Pursue Them with Gusto!

"No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto." W. Clement Stone

Be Strong in Your Desire!

A key to achieving any health and wellness goal is your desire to change your current situation.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Increase Alertness!

Increase alertness and concentration by putting a few drops of peppermint or lemon essential oil on a tissue and wave it under your nose when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crunchy Bok Choy Salad!

Crunchy Bok Choy salad: Combine 1 head baby bok choy sliced thin crosswise; 1 small carrot, julienned; 1 large red radish, julienned; 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar; 1 inch fresh ginger root, finely grated; 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds; mix well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Numbers on the Scale Are Just Numbers!

Measure weight loss success, not by just what the number is on the scale. Also, take body measurements at regular intervals, notice how your clothes are fitting and how you are feeling.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ensure Adequate Water Intake!

To ensure adequate water intake, track how much water you are drinking daily

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

More Hydrating Info!

Staying well hydrated has many benefits such as: fully hydrated cells age at a slower pace; increased fat burning; improved digestion and elimination; improved mood and concentration; and healthy, hydrated skin.

Stay Hydrated!

Staying well hydrated has many benefits such as: fully hydrated cells age at a slower pace; increased fat burning; improved digestion and elimination; improved mood and concentration; and healthy, hydrated skin.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Make Exercise More Effective!

Make exercise more effective by connecting your mind with your muscles as you exercise.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

So, So True!

"When I walk, my entire body is working at the same time and I am physically balanced." Alfre Woodard

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Notice Your Self-Sabotaging Patterns!

Journaling allows you to notice self sabotaging patterns and blocks to success.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Write It Down in Order to Change It!

If you are interested in living a healthier lifestyle, start to journal your habits, food and physical activities daily.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Taking Baby Steps Makes Changing Your LIfestyle Easier

If you are transitioning from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle, focus on taking small steps and making progress towards your goals not perfection.

Strengthen Your Arms

Strengthen your arms with a forearm wall push-up. Place your elbows and palms against the wall; take a few steps back so that your weight is supported from your elbow to palm. Then, extend your elbows out and back slowly.

Say What?

According to a study at the University of Adelaide, sleeping two extra hours on weekends disrupted the body clock so much that it increased sleepiness and the risk of contracting an infection.