Reading Time: 3 minutes I can’t think of a more versatile legume that is healthy, affordable and always in my cabinet ready to be called into service. A standing ovation, please, for chickpeas! Let’s take a look at the many benefits of chickpeas and … Continued
Eggs: Your Questions And Answers
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been reading these newsletters for any length of time you know how I feel about eggs. I love ’em! So let’s take a look at why. Are eggs good for you? As I’ve said before, I’m not sure … Continued
Top 4 Ways To Take Care Of Your Feet
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you have “bad feet”? Have you often wondered if it’s genetic? It can be. I read a recent report that supports this claim, particularly if you have bunions or high arches. Some researchers believe that foot function and mechanics … Continued
Boosting Brain Health Is Easy When You Know How
Reading Time: 2 minutes More and more good news keeps coming out about boosting brain health for seniors. I think it also applies to the rest of us, which is why I pass this information along to you. Tips for brain health are easy … Continued
What Are Gluten-Free Grains?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people must avoid gluten because of Celiac’s disease. However, even if that’s not the case for you, it’s fun to learn about and experiment with these gluten-free grains and know your options. Nutritionally, these grains add more benefit to … Continued
Do Daily Activities Cause You PAIN?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do your daily activities cause you pain? Let’s take a look at what that might mean. Time spent standing, sitting and even sleeping can be causing you pain. It’s the cumulative hours you spend in these positions that can lead … Continued
SALT: Is It Healthy Or Unhealthy?
Reading Time: 2 minutes To salt or not to salt? That is the question, and it’s a good one at that. Is salt in the diet of concern to you? To some folks, salt is a four letter word. However, for centuries it’s been … Continued
Mindfulness Benefits Brain Health
Reading Time: 2 minutes More and more studies are confirming that mindfulness practices increase gray matter. These studies measure neurological changes in the brain. It’s exciting to know that mindfulness benefits brain health! How Mindfulness Benefits Brain Health Participating in a mindfulness based practice … Continued
Benefits Of Taking A Nap
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you ever tempted to curl up in the middle of your daily chaos, wherever you are, and take a nap? Is that a silly question or what? Well, rest easy! For a while now science has been giving the … Continued
Dancing To Movie Music Is Great Fun!
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week I have a fun article for you. I may be dating myself a bit, but so what! Dancing to movie music is just good ol’ fun! And dancing for exercise can’t be beat 🙂 So going along with … Continued
Tea: Most Common Questions and Answers
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people ask me about tea, so here are some answers to the most common questions about tea. We’ll also take a look at the benefits of drinking tea. 1. What’s the difference between black, green, and herbal teas? Strictly … Continued
5 Tips For Eating Your Way To Beautiful Skin
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is eating your way to beautiful skin possible? I think it is. Eating a healthy diet definitely makes for healthy skin. After all, your skin is your largest organ and its health is an inside out job, despite the myriad … Continued
Five Tips For Getting Energy-Boosting Sleep
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you want the kind of sleep that will boost your energy and slow the aging process down (and who doesn’t right?), you need to build your sleep from the BED up. Here are 5 tips and tools for 8 … Continued
3 Ways Blinkist Helps Me Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m wondering if you’ll agree with me or not when I say that you can’t manage time. But you CAN craft it so that you have a better relationship with time going forward. Understanding the difference between managing and crafting … Continued
How To Get Rid Of Afternoon Energy Slumps
Reading Time: 2 minutes With so many of us leading demanding nonstop lives, it’s difficult not to peter out as the day goes on. Here are some ideas to get rid of and outsmart your afternoon energy slumps. How to Get Rid of Afternoon … Continued
Did You Know Your Mind Is An Exercise Tool?
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve been noticing that more and more gizmos, online tools and fitness books are coming on the market to help people exercise and get fitness results. However, you’d get a huge bang for the buck (actually forget the bucks), if … Continued
4 Best Ways to Get Rid of Brain Fog
Reading Time: 2 minutes I turned on the defroster in my car the other day and I thought to myself, “Sure would like to have a DEFOGGER for my brain today!” I just felt like my mental edge had gone to sleep. So here … Continued
What Are The Health Benefits of Licorice?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you think of licorice as candy or as a cure? Do you even think of licorice at all? If not, I’m hoping this week’s article will change that. There are many health benefits of licorice so let’s take a … Continued
How To Make Easy Homemade Granola
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m always on the lookout for a better and healthier way to create a bowl of cereal. Homemade granola is delicious. Here are some granola recipe ideas. Remember to check the calories and serving size of your cereal portion. A … Continued
3 Tips For Better Nutrition and Health
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are some tips for age-proofing your body, protecting your heart, and saving your sight! 1. Here’s an easy way to age-proof your body. Eat vegetable soup! Eating two cups of soup made by simmering chopped tomatoes, green bell peppers, … Continued
Kale Health Benefits You Need To Know
Reading Time: 2 minutes Popular from Europe to Japan, and getting more popular in America as well, kale is hardy, tender and HEALTHY! There are so many kale health benefits, so let’s take a closer look. Kale, a yellow-green vegetable native to the Mediterranean, … Continued
Best 4 Ways To Detoxify Your Body
Reading Time: 2 minutes Detoxification is an interesting, important topic, so I thought I’d tell you about 4 ways to increase your deep-tissue detoxification. Knowing how to detoxify your body helps you stay healthy! From pesticides, pollution, plastics, fragrances and other sources, our bodies … Continued
3 Best Vitamins to Take Every Day For Healthy Living
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the “Big 3” supplements that experts say would be wise for nearly everyone to supplement with? Even experts who don’t usually talk about the best vitamins to take every day seem to be talking about these, so … Continued
3 Ways To Fight Dementia
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are ways to fight dementia. Want three ways to hedge against dementia? Who doesn’t, right? Three studies presented in July at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference pointed towards exercise, tea consumption, and vitamin D as promising to keep dementia … Continued
Best Exercises When You Don’t Have Time To Workout
Reading Time: 2 minutes “Sure, I know I should be working out, but I just can’t find the time”. I hear it all the time. How about 15 minutes a week, though? Don’t tell me you can’t find 15 minutes a week! How about … Continued
Tips For How To Cut Back on Added Sugar
Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems like I’m always talking about and looking for ways to cut back on sugar. I recently read that for the past 100 years in the United States, blood pressure has been rising. Today, 30% of American adults are diagnosed … Continued
3 Easy to Use Health and Nutrition Tips
Reading Time: 3 minutes Some assorted health and nutrition information for you this week! There are many benefits of eating yogurt, so let’s dig in and learn more. ** Yogurt may be one of the greatest foods on Earth. The bacteria in yogurt break … Continued
Benefits of Meditation and How To Meditate
Reading Time: 5 minutes What would you answer if I asked you this question? What is the #1 exercise in the world that you can do in 12 minutes? Let me give you a hint. You can practice it most anywhere and anytime: in … Continued
What Is Cherimoya and What Are The Health Benefits?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Almost every time I write an article with suggestions about eating healthier, eating more fiber, or eating less sugar, I receive dozens of emails asking me for some recipes. Since it’s been a while since I wrote you with some recipe ideas, I … Continued
5 Simple, Easy Workout Tips
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are five simple easy work-out tips. When you think you have no time or energy to workout, try these tips. 1. Spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen? Hold two 14-ounce cans, one in each hand, palms … Continued
Why Are Sweet Potatoes A Superfood?
Reading Time: 2 minutes I thought this week we’d take a look at sweet potatoes. Saluting a superfood like sweet potatoes is easy, they deserve it. Why? Keep reading about the health benefits of sweet potatoes to learn more. Why Are Sweet Potatoes So … Continued
Why A Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dangerous
Reading Time: 2 minutes A sedentary lifestyle can lead to costly chronic diseases and has many other costs as well. Do you feel like you’re getting enough exercise? When I see surveys that look at different states in the U.S., across the board the … Continued
Four Myths About Bone Health
Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s take a look at four bone myths. Good to make sure you know how to take care of your body and have the best bone health possible. Four Bone Health Myths 1. “Milk builds bones.” False Women with the … Continued
Eat Apples To Lose Weight and Stay Healthy
Reading Time: 2 minutes Trying to lose a few pounds? Eat a plate of apple wedges before each meal. Eating a bit of high-fiber fruit such as apple or pear before each meal is a proven weight-loss booster. Here’s what you need to know … Continued
How To Keep Produce Fresh, Longer
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever wonder why one box of salad greens lasts for two weeks and another one spoils in 48 hours? I do. Here’s what the pros have to say about their tricks of the trade to keep produce fresh, longer. How … Continued
16 Ways to Be More Successful in Life
Reading Time: 4 minutes Success leaves clues. You’ve probably already noticed that. I thought I’d share these 16 tips for greater success. There are clues and action steps you can take. Some do’s and don’ts of success, you might say. Use them and make … Continued
What Are The Benefits Of Lecithin?
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are not familiar with the benefits of lecithin and why it’s such an important nutritional ingredient, you will find the following facts interesting. Lecithin is found in every living cell. Its highest concentration is in the vital organs: … Continued
10 Tips For Living With Less Stress
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you use the words stress and overwhelm when someone asks,”How’s it going?” Do you feel like there are times when your life is OUT of balance? Finding stress relief tips is so important to your health and well-being. To … Continued
Best Yoga Pose To Do After Exercise
Reading Time: 2 minutes After exercise, Yoga can give you a leg up on recovery. Yoga is great for exercise recovery! Whether you’ve been out for a long run, long walk, bike ride, or gone skiing, hiking, or golfing, your legs have taken quite … Continued
Want Better Sports Performance? Follow These Three Steps!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Many of us are ready to kick up our training and exercise a few notches. Because of this, I thought I’d throw a few reminders your way so that you stay healthy, fit, and handle with ease any stress that … Continued
Why Is Fiber So Important For Health?
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past few weeks I’ve received a few questions about the use of fiber products. When you ask, I listen and then I write! Knowing about the health benefits of fiber is important. Most nutrition-conscious people today are aware … Continued
Best Technique For Willpower and Making Better Decisions
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve been using this OH WELL technique with my students and clients so I wanted to share it with you, too. It helps them with making better decisions. When I start working with a private client, I ask them a … Continued
How To Care For Your Knees
Reading Time: 3 minutes A client of mine was telling me this story about his knees. He thought he did take care of his knees, but apparently not. He was having knee pain so he went to a doctor. I know it sounds like … Continued
Super Duper Smoothie Recipe
Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter how you label yourself, raw vegan to heavy meat eater, here’s a super duper smoothie recipe that is abundantly healthy and delicious too. A daily shake or smoothie is an easy way to incorporate more plant-based whole foods … Continued
How to Use Your Brain-Based Supergirl Powers
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ready to come on a Supergirl journey with me? Forget Superman, we’re Superwomen! Your brain: that’s what’s going to turn on your Supergirl powers. It’s all about why your self-talk matters. Shelli, what are you talking about and how’s your … Continued
How We Spend Our Time Determines Our Destiny
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been thinking about the choices we all make and how they determine our destiny. One of the main choices we make, and maybe the most important one, is how we spend our time. How we use time management determines … Continued
How to Stop a Headache Quickly and Naturally
Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s simple and easy to feel better every day when you use these tips. Here’s a potpourri of useful suggestions for how to stop a headache, improve your mood, and increase your energy. Want to stop a headache in its … Continued
Got Ankle Pain? Try These Tips For Relief!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Got ankle pain, or do you perceive that you have weak ankles? One of the many things I do as a coach is helping my clients recover from injuries and help them regain mobility and strength. I use a system … Continued
Learn To Love Healthy Fats
Reading Time: 2 minutes Learn to love healthy fats. It’s as simple as that. Why? Because there are so many benefits of healthy fats! There are 3 types of fat – saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. Forget about that old “eating fat makes you fat” … Continued
How to Get More Energy Anytime and Anywhere
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wouldn’t you love to have energy on demand? Particularly in winter time when we often lack both physical and mental energy? It’s simple to boost your energy when you know how. Four Tips to Boost Your Energy Here are four … Continued
Why Green Tea Boosts Your Metabolism
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that green tea boosts your metabolism? However, when your body adjusts to the active ingredients, the boosting effect stops. What can you do? How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism Try cycling your green tea intake. Drink it for … Continued
How What You Eat Affects Sleep
Reading Time: 2 minutes If your brain is too excited, you’ll likely have trouble falling asleep. One of the things that may be happening is that your brain is excited from TOXINS. This may also be the case if you have trouble staying asleep. … Continued
Simple, Inspiring Quotes
Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to be SIMPLY inspired?? I know I’m always up for some inspiration, so the other day I went looking for some great quotes. See what you think of these inspiring quotes! Inspiring Quotes “We cannot direct the wind, but … Continued
How Road Trips Can Be Habit Forming!
Reading Time: 3 minutes The traffic lights got me thinking! As I drove during a recent car-trip holiday, there were just a few traffic lights along a rural two-lane, tree-lined route. You could see the lights hanging far in the distance, and there weren’t … Continued
Goal Setting Made Easy
Reading Time: 3 minutes How’s the year been for you so far? Is it off to a great start? You have all these things you want to accomplish in the New Year, right? You’re done setting goals. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Eat better or … Continued
How Do You SEE The World?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you think you see the world through your eyes or through your brain? Most people might answer through your eyes, but that’s not correct. You don’t see the world through your eyes. You’re actually seeing through your brain. What … Continued
Best Way to Beat Afternoon Fatigue
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is there anything you can do about your mid-day or afternoon fatigue? If you are falling asleep around 2:00 p.m. each day, you are not alone. Many, if not most of us, go through a period of post-lunch listlessness. Knowing … Continued
Krill: What It Is and Health Benefits
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know much about krill oil benefits? I’ve got a multiple choice question for you. What’s Krill? a) The character from the movie Krill Bill. b) The newest hip hop dance step. c) A shrimp-like crustacean. I knew you’d … Continued
Will Exercise Help You Lose Weight?
Reading Time: 2 minutes There was an article in Time Magazine some time ago that many people ask me about, so I thought I’d throw my two cents into the mix. It declared that “Exercise won’t make you lose weight.” It was written by … Continued
Benefits of Chicken Soup: Fact or Fiction!
Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the scoop on chicken soup? Is it healthy for you or are the healing benefits of chicken soup pure myth? I personally love chicken soup, and a few weeks ago I went on this kick of eating my homemade … Continued
How to Eat and Buy Organic Food on a Budget
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is buying organic food always the best choice? Is it really healthier for you? When it comes to making food choices, I’m often touting the slogan, “Eat locally, organically when possible.” After saying that, the next comment I get is, … Continued
Brain Exercises and Neurobics Keep You Mentally Sharp
Reading Time: 4 minutes I know you’re doing aerobics, but there’s a new aerobics kid on the block: neuron aerobics. Neuron aerobics and brain exercises for health might just be more important for your well-being than your typical aerobics. So, if you’re not doing … Continued
How Food Additives Affect Your Sleep
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you too excited to sleep at night? Maybe you’re having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? The culprit may be additives in your food. How Food Additives Affect Sleep Aspartame, MSG, artificial coloring, nitrates, and even soy contain “excitotoxins.” … Continued
Why All The Hype About Cold Showers?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you heard about how cold showers, and actually cold exposure in general, can be good for your health? This topic floats in and out of the media. In recent years, cold body therapy has gained serious popularity, because it … Continued
7 Tips For Losing Weight And Keeping It Off
Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you struggle to maintain weight loss long-term? It’s not easy to maintain a healthy weight. While fad-diets might help you drop pounds, keeping weight off is challenging. Research shows that 95% of dieters regain lost weight within one to … Continued
Fad Diets Don’t Work! Here’s What DOES Work!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the world’s best diet? Yes, there is one that experts have been ranking BEST for years now. Studies show it does everything, including helping you maintain a healthy weight, improving your heart health, and reducing symptoms of … Continued
How to Declutter Your Home: Most Popular 7 Tips
Reading Time: 3 minutes Close your eyes and imagine the area around you in its most inviting and peaceful state. Maybe the lights are slightly dimmer or there’s some nice music playing. What does it smell like? Are you there alone or are others … Continued
How to Get the Most Benefits From Meditation
Reading Time: 4 minutes Marie Kondo may help you get your spring cleaning done and organized, but today we’re talking about a different kind of deep cleaning. We’re talking about a deep clean for your brain! When it come to decluttering your brain, nothing … Continued
What’s So Special About Mushrooms?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Truffles are like gold! They are sought after and treasured. Truffles are a hardy, healthy alternative to meat. That might be one of the reasons for their rise in popularity, even among us regular folks. In part that’s due to … Continued
Does Wearing Shoes Damage Your Feet?
Reading Time: 4 minutes What’s your relationship with your shoes? Does that sound like a strange question. Maybe you never think about the shoes you wear, maybe you’re totally obsessed with your shoe choices or maybe you’re somewhere in between. I’d say I’m on … Continued
Best Six Foods That Help Fight Colds and Flu
Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve all been told “chicken soup” when we’re under the weather, but there are other foods that are known to help your immune system fight off those nasty cold and flu bugs, too. Here are the top six foods to … Continued
Fitness Strategies Not Working? Try This!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes what you’re doing either with working out or nutrition just isn’t working. When one strategy doesn’t work, you’ve got to try another and keep changing fitness strategies until you find the one that DOES work. While this sounds simple … Continued
Why Stress Causes Aging: What You Can Do About It
Reading Time: 2 minutes Oxidative stress is one of the primary causes of conditions related to aging. The link between stress and aging is real. Stress is linked to not just outward signs of aging but also cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and atherosclerosis. It stresses … Continued
Fear: My Humorous and Thoughtful Take On It!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Warning: this article contains a humorous yet thoughtful look at overcoming fears! We hate to admit it but most of our fears are irrational. And I’ll even admit that most of my fears are irrational. On one hand, everyday life … Continued
Can Sunlight Make You Skinny?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if the sun makes you skinny? Maybe you’re read something about this online. A woman recently asked me an interesting question. She had seen something online and wanted to know if the sun makes us skinny. … Continued
Should You Take A Multivitamin? Maybe, maybe not!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think it’s necessary to take a multivitamin? I’m often asked whether or not I think taking a multivitamin is a good idea. In other words, is it necessary? It’s a good question, and one that deserves an answer, … Continued
Are You A Busy Beaver Or An Otter?
Reading Time: 3 minutes I was reading about the difference between otters and beavers the other day, and it got me thinking. Otters are said to be the most playful of all animals. Life for them is one frolic after another, sunbathing on a … Continued
Pre-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat Before A Workout
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think much about what to eat before you workout? Whether it’s from my yoga students, personal training clients or runners I’m coaching, it’s a common question people ask me. So let’s take a closer look at pre-workout food … Continued
Is It Necessary To Drink Milk And Eat Dairy Products?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Is drinking milk and eating dairy products a mistake? The answer can be confusing. You’ll be better able to decide for yourself when you have accurate information, so let’s see if we can get clear on some Milk Matters! What … Continued
Sweets and Breast Cancer: What’s The Connection?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if there’s a connection between eating sweets and breast cancer? This topic comes up in the media every now and again. Let’s go over some of the information so you’ll be able to better grasp the … Continued
Focusing on This One Thing Guarantees You’ll Reach Your Goals!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever noticed that sometimes you catch yourself focused on the problem instead of looking ahead to your goal or destination and figuring out how to get there? Goal setting and focus are intertwined. Henry Ford said, “Obstacles are … Continued
Top 9 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Healthy Living
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you up for success? I sure hope so! Here are some tips for setting yourself up for healthy living. How Our Environment Influences Us We are all influenced by our environment when it comes to our levels of physical … Continued
Not Eating Plums? You’re Missing Out On The Best Superfood!
Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the best superfood? Did you answer acai, berries, noni juice or perhaps some other food? What if I told you the best superfood is one you’re already familiar with and it’s inexpensive too? Plum health benefits make it an … Continued
You Don’t Need Weight Loss Programs to Lose Weight and Feel Great
Reading Time: 2 minutes How would you like to drop weight and feel great? Do you think weight loss programs are the answer? Here are some tips for you. Do these things and you’ll drop weight and feel great! In fact, you’ll feel so … Continued
Is the Oprah Syndrome a Good or Bad Thing?
Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s something I call the Oprah Syndrome. Maybe you call it the Dr. Oz Syndrome. Whatever you call it, the syndrome has the same effect on people. Let me give you an example to illustrate the Oprah Syndrome. What is … Continued
What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Alzheimer’s is defined as a progressive deterioration within the brain that can occur in middle or old age. However, It’s preventable and not a normal part of aging! The name itself refers to the German psychiatrist and pathologist Dr. Aloysius … Continued
Walking For Health:19 Tips and Benefits
Reading Time: 4 minutes You can get in great shape simply by walking. Yes, walking! You can walk your way to fitness. It can serve as the base for building up an aerobic base for health and fitness. Walking for health is simple, inexpensive, … Continued
6 Best Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory
Reading Time: 2 minutes A great diet is necessary for optimal brain and memory function. Eating the best brain foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants helps your body, brain, and memory stay young. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, which include many fruits and … Continued
How To Build A Better Brain At Any Age
Reading Time: 3 minutes You can prevent brain dysfunction and grow your brain if you know how. Scientists now know that stimulating the brain through the senses of eyes, ears, touch, smell, and taste trigger new connections between the brain and body and within … Continued
What Is Hara Hachi Bu?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hara hachi bu is a Japanese term meaning “Eat until you’re 80% full.” It originated in the city of Okinawa. People use this advice to control their eating habits. Interestingly, Okinawans have one of the lowest rates of illness from … Continued
What is the Difference Between Fat and Muscle?
Reading Time: 3 minutes True stories from the trenches are the best! What happened recently is a good teachable moment for us all, so I’m sharing it with you. Do you understand the difference between fat and muscle? A woman wrote to me asking … Continued
Intermittent Fasting: What It Is and Why You Should Get Started Now
Reading Time: 11 minutes Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Intermittent fasting is about when you eat rather than on the usual diet focus of what to eat. With intermittent fasting you eat during … Continued
Are Acai Berries Good For Your Brain?
Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’re thinking, “Should I believe all the marketing information about Acai berries?” Maybe you’ve even asked people who keep up on the healthiest foods what they think about Acai berries? Many people are calling it a wonder cure. … Continued
Stevia: Overview, Uses, Benefits
Reading Time: 3 minutes During an outing with a friend last weekend, he started telling me that one of his neighbors has this fantastic plant growing in his yard. He said, “It’s a new kind of plant that grows a sweetener. Have you heard … Continued
Negative Affects of Sugar on the Brain
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you much of a soda drinker? Do you drink sugary sodas on a regular basis? If you have an addiction to sugary sodas or know someone who does (and I think we all do), please pay careful attention. Sugar … Continued
Does High Intensity Exercise Benefit Your Brain?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Maybe you’re already walking thirty minutes a day, maybe more. So when the basic brain health advice of getting out for a walk every day is offered, you say to yourself, “I already do that.” OK. That’s fair enough. There’s … Continued
Is Garlic Good For The Brain?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you enjoy garlic? I sure do. It not only pleases my palate but it has a long list of health and brain benefits as well. Garlic’s properties may indeed be good for your brain. Let’s take a closer look. … Continued
Nature vs. Nurture: How Exercise Changes Your Genes
Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever thought it’s my genetics! That’s why I’m overweight, obsessive compulsive and/or can’t stay away from chocolate, and my brain always feels so fuzzy. Come on now, be honest. I don’t know anyone, including myself, who hasn’t thought … Continued
7 Tips To Add More Walking Into Your Day
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you one of those people who thinks you don’t have time for exercise? Exercise is so important and benefits us in so many ways. Yet it’s very easy to shrug it off, skip it, and think you’ll get to … Continued
Which Workout Is Best: Interval Training or Moderately Intense Cardio?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you aware of the heart health, brain fitness, and fat-burning benefits of interval training? The mainstream media is just finally catching on, so maybe you’ve heard the buzz. In a recent study performed at Canada’s McMaster University, subjects did … Continued
Why Sugar is Bad for Brain Health
Reading Time: 4 minutes Sugar is sugar is sugar……or is it not as simple and sweet as that? Just me mentioning sugar will either set you up for a craving or put you in a defensive I-never-touch-the-stuff mode. For most of us though, we’re … Continued
Why Strength Training is Good for Your Brain Function
Reading Time: 2 minutes Getting stronger from strength training benefits both your body and brain function in so many ways! Are you regularly practicing strength training? If not, why not? OK, I can already hear some of you saying “but I hate going to … Continued
10 Easy Tips to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have the best of intentions, but ultimately struggle when you want to eat more fruits and vegetables? Do you get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Don’t worry, you are not alone. … Continued
How All-or-Nothing Thinking Affects Your Brain
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you an all-or-nothing thinker? Come on, be honest. Many of us are and we don’t even realize it. I’m also guessing you don’t realize the affects of all-or-nothing thinking and how it damages your brain What is All-or-Nothing Thinking … Continued
Eating for Brain Health Means Eating Without Stress
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do people ask you about what you eat? If you asked me that question I’d say YES. What I eat seems to be a subject people are curious about. For years when it comes to nutrition, people have been trying … Continued
Why Slouching is Bad for Your Brain
Reading Time: 3 minutes Your teachers, parents, and grandparents were right to caution you when you were young! They cautioned you NOT to do this behavior and now science has proven them correct. It wasn’t about eating or sleeping, which may be what you’re … Continued
Creating Brain Healthy Habits That Stick
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever felt excitement when you adopted a new healthy habit? Part of that excitement comes from your brain loving and responding to newness, especially new healthy habits. After all, if your brain isn’t on board with your new … Continued
Benefits of Positive Thinking for Your Brain Health
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have a strong, positive state of mind? Are you able to stay positive in the face of what often seems like an overwhelming negative barrage of life’s stresses? It’s not easy, is it? Cultivating and building a strong, … Continued
Brain Toxins, Exercises NOT To Do, and Diabetes Warning Signs
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes I write about assorted health and fitness topics. Today we’ll discuss diabetes, exercises NOT to do, and clearing out brain toxins.
Let’s get started!
Caffeine: The Good, The Bad, and the Maybe Not So Bad
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve got two interesting topics to share with you in this post. The first one is caffeine. Caffeine: the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe Not as Bad for Us as We Think A recently released book provides us with … Continued
14 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Exercise Lifestyle
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s summertime and everyone seems to be enjoying all their favorite activities. In particular, I’m getting lots of questions from my running students and clients asking for some training tips. And I realized that many of the 26.2 tips I … Continued