Is Inflammation an Evil Meanie?
Health and Nutrition

Is Inflammation an Evil Meanie?

You see it all over the place, especially on the cover of those magazines at the grocery store checkout. Inflammation is now Public Enemy #1, at least in the health world. Is it really that bad? What happens to you if you have it? How can you get rid of it? All good questions. Let’s…

It’s Not Easy Being…
Health and Nutrition | Mindset

It’s Not Easy Being…

HUMAN!!! We all have our struggles, triumphs, highs, and lows. When it comes to trying to keep a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising enough to satisfy the guidelines, it can be a constant struggle. Why does it have to be so hard? Even those of us who make healthy eating and exercise a…

How to Get Healthier While Sheltering in Place
Health and Nutrition

How to Get Healthier While Sheltering in Place

Let’s face it. We are all pretty stressed out these days. Uncertainty is everywhere. Uncertainty about our health and the health of others, economic uncertainty, and uncertainty around how long this will last and how we will be able to come out of it. On top of that, we are stuck at home, with what…

Stressed?  Afraid?  Anxious?  Take Charge and Take ACTION!
Health and Nutrition

Stressed? Afraid? Anxious? Take Charge and Take ACTION!

It would not surprise me to find out that many people are now struggling with how to make the best of a temporary but frightening “new normal” that has been brought about by the spread of COVID-19. As an exercise and nutrition coach, I have to put in my two cents. First let me say…

Are We Dumbing Ourselves Down by Eating Junk Food?
Health and Nutrition

Are We Dumbing Ourselves Down by Eating Junk Food?

Our brains are fabulous. They really know how to keep us functioning, our lives interesting, and help us make choices all day long. On top of that, they help us make decisions about when to eat and when to stop eating through messaging systems that tell us when we are full, and when we are…

The Elevated Status of Being Sedentary
Health and Nutrition | Movement

The Elevated Status of Being Sedentary

Please excuse the “bait and switch” tactic here, but I wanted to get your attention. In case you didn’t know it, sedentary behavior (a.k.a., sitting around a lot) has been given its own niche on the list of risk factors for, um, death. In the meantime, there is a quality of life issue with sitting….