Let’s face it: it is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays. Everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites. When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that make it tough to squeeze in exercise, you have a recipe for disaster as far as our scales are concerned.
The good news is that you really can get through the holidays without gaining weight. It will take some effort, but you will thank yourself a thousand times when January 1st rolls around and you have no regrets! [Read more...]
In just a few weeks, families all over America will be sitting down to a meal which looks back to that first Thanksgiving in which the Pilgrims commemorated the harvest after a harsh winter. The year was 1621, and Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving, which the colonists celebrated as a traditional English harvest feast. [Read more...]
What is diabetes?
Much of the food that you eat is turned into glucose for your body to use as energy. After a meal, your pancreas produces the hormone insulin which helps the glucose, or sugar, move from your bloodstream into the cells in your body where it can be used for energy. [Read more...]
When starting off your strength or weight loss workout was exciting and you were full of energy. Even though you dreaded it, you always felt great right after. But then, as time went on, you felt to sleep in and tried to find other things to do. So, is this how you felt or feel? Do you think your workout isn’t working anymore? Well here are four signs that it is not working for you anymore, followed by ways to change your workout from boring to exciting and challenging once again. [Read more...]
Over the course of the last ten years, I have slowly been introduced to what I can only call “modern day anatomy” for women. It’s sad, yet comical, that I know exactly what part of the body women are talking about when I hear the following terms: [Read more...]
How about Type 2 Diabetes!
It’s Halloween, and you know what that means: sugar, sugar, sugar! Beginning in late summer, stores begin taunting and tantalizing us with prominently displayed festive treats conveniently packaged in small, easy to eat servings. By the time the actual holiday rolls around, we’ve been wading through candy corn and “fun sized” candy bars for months. [Read more...]