The surprising effects of stress on your health…

Stress can be good and bad. If it is left unchecked, stress can be terrible for your health. It’s important to recognize signs that stress is overwhelming you, and know how to deal with it in a healthy way. “Pushing through stress” is rarely a good idea. There are simple alternatives for stress relief that this blog will go over.

Tips for Entrepreneurs

Being healthy and making healthy choices can help in so many ways beyond your physical appearance. If you are not paying attention to your eating habits and daily exercise you will have to deal with missed time from work due to frequent illness such as colds and flus, lack of energy or concentration, pain from joints and muscles like lower back pain, knee pain, neck pain, etc. and other more severe health concerns including high …

You Have Two Lists. Vent or Change

You Have Two Lists. It’s OK. Forgive Yourself. It’s Normal.   Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to CHANGE a habit or a routine or to CREATE a new habit or routine? How many times have you complained, whined, made jokes, or beat yourself up over something and wished it was different somehow?   Vent or Change Without realizing it, you have two lists going on right now. One is a vent …

Not Everyone Works With a Personal Trainer for the Same Reasons

The reasons to seek help from a personal trainer are different for everyone. How I train people will depend on why they’re coming to me. Each person’s goals are different and the things that THEY need to work on to reach their goals is going to be different from the next person. Not everyone needs to lose weight. Sometimes people need to gain muscle and strength. Last week I told you the story of Hala. …

Putting ‘Personal’ in Personal Training

Everyone has a unique reason for reaching out to a personal trainer. And, in turn, I have a unique and personal approach with each one of my clients. We set customized and achievable goals.   I want to tell you about Hala. I met Hala last year. Her daughters were recently married and her son was attending university.  Her husband had recently had a health scare.   She told me she wanted to lose weight. In …

Tips to believe in

12 Days of Christmas Tips

On the 12th day of Christmas, Coach Lisa gave to me … 12 easy tips to stay healthy … For the singers out there, you probably got caught up in the Christmas carol.  Through Facebook, I have shared 12 tips over the past 12 days to help you stay healthy during the festive season. Let me recap them here … they are not just for Christmas – you can apply them any time of year! …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Eating

Did illness hit your household? Maybe you’ve wondered what you should eat to recover faster. What’s that old saying? Starve a fever and feed the cold? Or is it the other way around? If you’ve had the flu, you know all about the fever, the chills, the aches and the pains. You could sleep for days. I am pretty sure that you didn’t feel like eating. But is that really the best way to have handled …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ worth of meals and then blend a family into that, it’s not that easy! So …

What is metabolism anyway? You’ve heard the word but what does it really mean?

The broad definition of metabolism by Matt Stone is: “The sum of all physiological events that take place in the body that turn food, water, air, vitamins, minerals, and more into what we know as life.” So, metabolism is pretty darn important! Calories are energy and the rate at which your body consumes energy is indeed your metabolism.  A few indicators of a high metabolism are: High body temperature Moderate to high resting pulse rate Lots …