Choosing Your Ideal Weight

There are several things to remember about your ideal weight. First, it is a number that YOU should choose. There may be lists, charts and guidelines for your ideal weight based on your height, but those are only tools to help you make your own weight goals. There is nothing wrong with being a few …

Weight Loss Perseverance

If you are in the process of losing weight, the single most important thing to remember is to persevere! Do not give up when you fail or cheat or gain a pound or go two weeks without exercising. Just start fresh right now (don’t wait until tomorrow)! Review the weight loss program you are supposed …

Top 7 reasons why sitting causes back pain

1. Most people sit with slouched posture, which puts your low back in a rounded or flexed position for hours each day. Our backs were not made to stay in one position all the time. This can cause future problems in the spine such as arthrits, herniated disks, and sciatica. 2. People who sit at …

Alternatives to fast food

If you learned from yesterday’s post that you should decrease your fast food intake, then you need some good alternatives! So here are some ideas: 1. Soup (preferably one with vegetables) and salad (not too much dressing)2. Salad with grilled chicken (My favorite is from Moe’s)3. Sandwich or sub with lean meat and lettuce/tomato (don’t …

My take on FAST FOOD

There are two kinds of people in relation to fast food: those who can partake in small amounts and those who should quit cold turkey and never turn back. Which one are you? Do some soul searching and then read the one that applies to you. 1. If you are presently at a healthy weight, …

LOSING WEIGHT in February

January is almost over, and so far this year you have worked hard to lose weight. But how do you keep your New Year’s drive and motivation for losing weight and/or improving your health as the year continues? 1. Select a diet program that you actually enjoy. Don’t do the “subway diet” if you hate …

Overweight Excuses

This does not apply to everyone, so please do not be offended or become anorexic. So you are OVERWEIGHT, and you have been for some time now. You may have been able to lose some weight in the past, but lately you just can’t. And you wonder why. We all make excuses for why we …

How To Improve SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE

Do you ever get annoyed when you are relaxing and you get interrupted?¬†Picture this: you work all day, go to the gym, eat supper, get your children into bed, take a shower, and finally at 10 pm you are ready to relax (or just sleep). The moment you sit down to watch House Hunters, your …

The common sense DIET

1. Eat smaller portions. You may be surprised at how little food can fill you up and hold you over until the next meal. Learn to listen to your body to tell you when to eat and when to stop eating.2. Keep yourself busy. That gives you less time to sit down and munch on …

BALANCE for Pain Prevention

Balance exercise helps to strengthen your legs and core, which helps to decrease your risk for joint pain and injuries. So here is one way I add balance exercise to my usual routine. First, pick a standing activity that takes you at least one-two minutes (for me, it is blow-drying my hair, which takes much …