Guide: How to Lose Weight for Women Over 40

In this How to Lose Weight for Women Over 40 guide, I’m going to teach you ten powerful ways to get motivated to lose weight – especially if you have spent decades fighting the same pesky pounds. And don’t worry if you’re younger than my 47 years, because the strategies work well at all ages. We all want to live our happiest, healthiest life, am I right?  But sometimes life seems to stand in our …

Are you suffering with chronic pain?

Do you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis? If you do, you have probably been coping the best you can, thinking the best you can hope for is dulling the pain while being on an ongoing battle. What would you say if I told you there was a treatment option, would you be interested in learning more or better yet, feeling the difference? Structural Integration could very well be the solution you’ve been …

sleep is important

Sleep! It’s Important!

SLEEP! It’s one of those things that most think isn’t important. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing a great night’s sleep is.  It can make or break your entire day. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had mornings when my first thought was “I wonder if I can get a nap today?!” Sleep has INCREDIBLE health benefits so it shouldn’t be overlooked. The quality of your sleep has an immediate …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

Stretch & Grow

Stretching is one of those things that you know you should do you just rarely ever do it. Stretching increases our flexibility which increases our range of motion and reduces our risk of injury. Why is stretching so important? Keeping a joint in the same position causes the muscles and ligaments to stiffen, and with lack of movement, your muscles will shorten and become tight. This can be avoided with good flexibility to the muscles …

Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

In my last post, I talked about different ways of creating a sleep ritual and why getting enough sleep is important. There are times when doing simple things isn’t quite so simple and you still aren’t able to get the rest your body so desperately needs. In this post I’m going to dive into a few other things that could be preventing you from getting enough rest. We have hormones that go through our body …

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 …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Exercise

And so it starts – a little tickle in your nose, the need for a tissue, and you know what comes next!  What should you be doing when life throws you a sniffle or more? Our system (aka body) is compromised by a foreign attack. Our immune system is going into overtime to protect it. When that happens, our bodies need MORE energy (calories) to fight off the invasion. Now, that doesn’t mean you can …

Recovery After Exercise: Rest & Play

Recovery is an important aspect of any workout, and it’s also something to consider in general each day. The demands of the activities and demands of our day-to-day lives are all things we need to make sure we recover from—and it’s not just our bodies that need to recover, our minds need to recover, too.