It’s time for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re single, married, or anywhere in between, that means you’re going to be tempted to eat desserts, chocolate and other treats you might regret later.
When did everything start hurting so much? Remember when you could move around without pain? Getting older brings on a certain set of challenges. Aches and pains start happening during simple, everyday activities like walking or climbing stairs. Even just squatting down to pick something up can be tough on the knees as you get older.
When you first search for a weight loss solution, balance is probably not the first thing on your mind. Even so, balance training is something any worthwhile health coach or weight loss program will incorporate. This is especially important as you age.
Having lean, strong legs is a common fitness goal among women. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there and women make mistakes that do not end up working towards achieving this goal.
Cardio, strength training and nutrition play their roles, but in what capacity? How do you use these tools to get those muscles to grow, the fat to burn and that lean look you’ve always wanted?
All inflammation isn’t bad… but chronic inflammation can get dangerous to your health.
When your body recognizes anything foreign it triggers the process of inflammation. This could be plant pollen, a chemical, or a virus. Acute inflammation is completely normal, but when it lasts?
It’s no secret that the New Year, birthdays or any new chapter brings on new inspiration and desire for health. Did you know that less than 10% will still be pursuing their resolution within just a few months.
It's common to give into temptations of your go-to unhealthy snacks, whether it's out of hunger, boredom or just because you love them. This pattern repeats itself over and over again when you're trying to lose weight or just be healthier. Why is that though? Well, have you ever made the choice to start working on a goal and said something along the lines of this: "This is it! I'm gonna be really strict until I get in shape." or "I'm going to diet and go to the gym 6 times a week starting today!" Maybe you haven't said these things specifically, but this all or nothing mindset is really common and will always end up working against you.
The weight loss journey is an uphill battle for most of us. Bottom line is that we need to eat right and regularly be active.
We also know that we need to have strategies and systems in place to achieve the right eating habits, and to be motivated enough to do our daily workouts. Keeping a food diary, having an accountability partner, Sunday preps, etc. - all these are systems most of us use.
But what if there were other methods that could help actually make weight loss easier and well - more bearable?
When I first got into the health and fitness industry I was SHOCKED by the fact that our food today contains poisons and chemicals of all kinds.
Cheryl Meyer’s message is simple, “Eliminate toxins, and heal your chronic pain. Own your own health. I got sick and didn't want a life of pain and pills. “
Thus, began an odyssey that culminated in Cheryl Meyer’s writing the manual she wishes she’d had when she got sick. In her award winning book It Feels Good to Feel Good: Learn to Eliminate Toxins, Reverse Inflammation and Feel Great Again, she explains how she discovered she was suffering from inflammation and autoimmune disease, how she actively searched out, purged, and replaced toxins in her life, how she found the right doctor (a Functional MD), and how she finally returned to wellness.
Many of us have good intentions when it comes to eating better. However, we just don't know where to start. Changing how we eat seems like it is so much work. In this article, I’m going to look at five simple ways you can improve your diet today. The best part is that these five things are so simple to do it's not even going to seem like work.
Lisa Swanson is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified AASDN and PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 35 years experience helping people turn their lives around, she is on a mission to provide relevant and useful knowledge to help women in midlife reach their goals.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.