Health and Wellness Blog

Life making you nuts?

We all encounter stressful situations, some more than others, some more frequent than others.  It is very easy for stress to consume a person and a person can turn to nonproductive activities.  The importance of prohibiting this is critical to a happy and healthy life.  It is harder for someone to work through the stress than let it consume them.  Setting goals, positive routines and developing strong productive habits can help mitigate and diminish the severity of a stressful situation.  Having something you can lean on when you get stressed to help relieve the str

The Winter Doldrums and Your Upcoming Vacation...

Good Morning All!  I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of 2017!  So far, this year has be interesting- interesting and good.  Interesting because of some unexpected things but good because those things have what appeared to result in a positive outlook.  That's most important- having a positive direction to work towards!  Anyway, many of you may have a vacation coming up to take a break from the winter doldrums.  The holidays aren’t that far behind us and football season has been in full effect (up until last night) which always brings great social gatherings and probably, less than healthy food.  So now you want to get in shape for your vacation.. 

The Common Question

The Common Question

Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Cheer!

Staying active..

Happy December!  We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  Hopefully, you still have some of those leftovers.  This year, we went to family friends house and it was great!  So, with December, usually comes the cold.  Unless you are a winter sports person, doing activities outside becomes a bit more challenging.  Being that our goal here is to maintain health and wellness, it’s important to remain active through the winter months.  Not to mention, this is the time period with a good amount of holidays and heavy food that tends to be rather unfriendly to our waistlines. 

While dining out...

Good Morning!  First, I just want to say I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!  I know we have covered quite a bit of information over the past several weeks.  Hopefully you have been able to take at least some bits and pieces away from what we have talked about and found it helpful.  This week I would like to talk about how you can still stay on track while dining out.  Again, our focus is on Health, Wellness AND… sustainability.  Here are a few tips, tricks to consider when dining out:

Putting it all together- Finally!

Good Morning!!  We hope everyone had a nice weekend!  Hopefully, you have been finding value in this and it’s been helping you work towards your health and wellness goals.  Let’s get right into it-

Putting it all together Part III

Good Morning!  Let’s jump right into where we left off last week.  A sample day in a flexible eating plan.  Let’s take someone who’s goal is maintain leanness.  We are going to look at a person who is roughly 180 lbs, has a sedentary job but has a very active lifestyle, working out at least 4-5 times a week along with physical activity on a regular basis.  Generally speaking, you want to find your BMR or Basel Metabolic Rate.  This can be considered your base calories you need per day to “maintain” your weight.  There will need to be some trial and error t

Putting it all together- Part II

I hope everyone is having a good week!  Let’s pick up right where we left off last week.  As a recap, we talked maintaining health and the building blocks of a SUSTAINABLE eating plan.  That is the next most important goal- sustainability.  You can be in the biggest deficit on days 1-5 out of the week, but if on 6-7, you binge or have a “cheat” day, this can nullify your progress and I most cases set you back.  That’s why having manageable goals is extremely important.  Think less “diet” and more “health living.”  As I have mentioned before, whole foods ar

Putting it all together- Part I

For the past three weeks, we have touched upon the three different types of food groups: fats, protein,  and carbs.  We talked briefly about each one and what they mean to the body.  Each have their place and each have their own importance.  Putting them all together equals your daily eating.  The purpose of this blog is to help you maintain your health without making a great deal of sacrifice, meaning still having the foods you love without giving up your health.  As they say, everything in moderation.