When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Stress. We feel it in our bodies, we talk about it with our friends, and we blame it for standing in the way of our happiness. But do we do anything about it? Most of us think that stress is an inevitable for people who live productive, f... Read more
These days, it seems that everyone is stressed. We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. Times are tough, money is tight, and deadlines are imminent.
What happens when you're stressed? You tend to eat more, sleep less,... Read more
Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
I don't know if I've gotten in over my head, but I just started a medically supervised low carb diet for weight loss. Now that I've balloned in weight and am flirting with diabetes, I need to get things under control.
This low carb diet is supe... Read more
I've been stressed out this week about not being able to go to the gym because I'm in the process of moving. I burned 2500+ calories today, though, just moving my belongings, so I think today was an ok day to rest from the gym!... Read more
Getting organized helps lower stress in your life go through house whenever you have time and get rid of all that stuff you don't need. What is left decide how you want to store these items. I have a small house with little storage space so decorativ... Read more
taking time to sit proper, breathing deeply, holding breath, and exhaling slowly helps blood pressure, burns calories, lowers stress. bodybuilders of "the day" also believed this expanded the upper rib cage, causing the chest to sit higher,good for g... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
We all know how important quality sleep is to our health, but most of us tend to get less of it as we grow older. Stress, lifestyle issues and the hormonal fluxes of menopause can all disrupt our sleep quality and quantity, and the effects may b... Read more
This contest is now closed. Be sure to check the blog for a new contest next week. The generous folks at Fit & Fresh have provided two gift packs full of high-tech and low-stress food storage containers each worth almost $140! The gift packs include:... Read more
Today my husband receives his first paycheck from his new job, so our official day of the 90 day waiting period for the awesome health insurance/prescription plan from the company begins. We had been traveling a lot since 2012 as he had been a contra... Read more
I was so very busy today, working on items on my "to do" list. I attended my Friday Weight Watchers meeting (I'm down 1.8 pounds this week!) and finally have lost a total of 25.4 pounds! 224
After my meeting, I took a bag of "too big for me... Read more
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