Month: May 2019

Get Financially Fit Over the Summer!

Do you have a lot of plans this summer, maybe a vacation or a garden renovation? Well, don’t let a tight budget stand in your way! With some patience and innovative thinking, you can slowly trim your budget and start saving pennies for summer fun activities. 6 Financial Fitness Tips for Summer Savings Groceries. To…
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Shed Pounds Through Smaller Bites

When you were younger your parents may have warned you to eat slowly and take smaller bites. Now research shows that by doing just that you could shed a few unwanted pounds. Science Says Eay Slowly and Take Small Bites The Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior held a conference in Switzerland. One of…
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Beat Your Athletic Competitive Stress

Many athletes struggle with performance anxiety. Fortunately, with the right tips, it’s possible to reduce your anxiety and perform to your full potential.  All athletes, from runners to ballerinas, experience performance anxiety. While many try to calm themselves in order to reduce their anxiety, new research shows that increasing excitement can actually improve performances in…
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Quick & Easy Avocado Dip

The avocado is often called “alligator pear,” which is very descriptive, as it tends to be pear-shaped and has green, bumpy skin like an alligator. Not only are avocados good, but they’re good for you given their high nutrient value. These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among and if often referred…
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I can’t keep my mind quiet. It keeps racing. Is there anything I can do?

Mindy, The first step is not to pick a fight with your mind and experience it as your adversary. Make friends with your incredible mind and brain. Create a plan that helps you relax your mind. This helps you create greater happiness and mental and physical health. Take a meditation or mindfulness class. If you…
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I lost my job and kept wanting to snack. Could my stress be making me hungry?

Brianna, When you are stressed, you can experience emotional eating. Stress makes us anxious and when you eat these carbohydrates calm you down and make you feel better. The problem is weight gain and unhealthy eating. Do a substitute activity such as reading, walking or playing with your pet. Make healthy snacks ahead of time…
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 I feel depressed since the holidays. My friend thinks I have something called SAD. What is this?

Taylor, SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a type of mild seasonal depression that can be caused by lack of sunlight during the winter. You can go online and buy a light for light therapy. Take a walk in the morning to get your melatonin production up. Take walks and exercise. Consume omega 3’s.…
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Why can’t I ever seem to keep New Year’s Resolutions?

Abbey,Most of us do not keep our New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the reasons are that we list too many, we want to make a dramatic change, or we are not committed. Make only one resolution. Begin with a small change that is manageable. Finally, ask yourself if you are committed with your heart and…
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Mini Vacation This Summer

At the end of this month sit down with your spouse or your family. Get everyone’s schedule on the calendar. Then look for a day or two or open evenings that you can plan to have a mini vacation. This is really fun for the kids and family. As you write your mini vacation  ideas down on the…
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Plan for Your Summer Body

Are you already struggling to keep up your exercise routine? Don’t fret! There are simple ways for you to stick to your exercise plan and see your summer body come through this year. 4 Ways To Keep Your Exercise Routine Curate a Personalized Workout Playlist Do you like to listen to music while you run…
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