Is Your Lack Of Sleep Wreaking Havoc With Your Health?

health and wellness Jan 05, 2017

A critical, yet lesser known component to weight control is sleep deprivation; is your lack of sleep wreaking havoc with your health?

While nearly everyone knows that to trim down and lose weight they should decrease food intake and increase exercise, they don't recognize that sleep is Miracle–Gro for the brain.

The average person requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night; for many not getting enough sleep is a routine experience.

There is compelling scientific evidence that...

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Are You An Emotional Eater?

healthy eating Dec 29, 2016

Do you know the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger? Are you an emotional eater? While the signs may seem identical there are a number of traits that distinguish emotional hunger from physical hunger. Learning their unique characteristics will enable you to take charge of your eating habits; this knowledge and awareness will assist you in preventing emotional eating episodes.

Emotional hunger comes on fast and is in reaction to your feelings; it’s not about the food...

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The Kaizen Principle

health and wellness Dec 15, 2016

The Kaizen Principle is a Japanese concept that was popularized in North America by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. It is based on the premise that results toward any goal come from many small changes accumulated over time. Goals that you once thought were beyond your reach can be attained if practiced gradually, continuously, and constantly.

Take a moment to assess your fitness goals and start to break them down into less significant and seemingly indiscernible pieces. For example, adding...

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Fit or Fat? What's Your BMI?

health and wellness Aug 29, 2016

Are you fit or fat? What's your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Research has shown that BMI is highly correlated with the gold-standard approach for measuring body fat. BMI interprets relative height to weight ratio and is a simple way to screen who might be at greater risk of health problems due to their weight.

BMI can be inaccurate for people who are very fit or athletic because their high muscle mass can list them as overweight, even though their body fat percentages are healthy. Taking that...

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The Number One Childhood Health Issue

health and wellness Aug 22, 2016

Obesity is now the number one childhood health issue concerning parents in the United States, surpassing drug abuse and smoking. The American Heart Association reports that approximately one in three American children and teens are overweight or obese; more than tripling in number from 1971 to 2011. 

Childhood obesity is causing a broad range of health problems including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. As well there are psychological...

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Put Positive Thinking Into Practice

love your body Aug 15, 2016

The greater part of your happiness or heartache will depend solely on your attitude, not on your situation. You must put positive thinking into practice.

As you go about your daily life you are continually considering and analyzing the circumstances you find yourself in. You have an inner voice that psychologist’s call ‘self-talk’ that determines how you comprehend every situation. Self-talk isn’t just mindless chatter; it is the endless stream of unspoken...

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Mindful Meditation Anytime, Anywhere

Comparable to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body, meditation is an approach to training the mind. Mindful meditation anytime, anywhere is attainable to anyone.

It is a practice of paying careful attention to what is happening moment-by-moment and believing there is no right or wrong way to feel at any given time. It is a discipline of purposely engaging your attention on your thoughts, feelings, senses and the surrounding environment and accepting it without...

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Double Your Weight Loss Starting Today!

health and wellness Aug 01, 2016

What if I told you that by making one simple addition to your daily routine, you could double your weight loss starting today? While it may sound too good to be true, studies have shown that people who keep food journals are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports that people keeping a food diary six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept records one day a week or less.

How is it that the simple act...

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Lose the Excuses, Find the Results

love your body Jul 25, 2016

Changes can begin in this very moment; lose the excuses, find the results. Do it immediately, and do it without exception.

I have never known anyone who after a workout said 'I wish I hadn’t done that.' Or after they began to get stronger, more toned, and realized weight loss said 'Boy that was a waste of time.' The sooner you shift into action the sooner you will see and feel the results of recurrent exercise. Stop hiding from exercise. Get out of the fitness protection program!

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The Surprising Importance Of Plate Size

healthy eating Jul 18, 2016

The surprising importance of plate size lies in the fact that most of us eat with our eyes. If given a large plate or bowl, we will be tempted to fill it and compelled to eat it. It’s time to resign from the clean plate club.

An empty stomach is approximately the size of your fist and can expand up to 10 times its original size. Once expanded, over time, it’s less likely to shrink back to its original size. That’s why smaller meals and smaller portions are a sensible...

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