How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

For many of us, meeting new people, whether socially or professionally, can be awkward.  And so many times we gravitate, especially in professional settings, to the dreaded “What do you do?” first question.  While it’s easy and safe and gives us some insight as to the type of person we have just met, it’s boring and predictable.  And let’s face it, none of us wants … Continue reading How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

For many, they have been home since the pandemic and have taken no trips.  With the holidays upon us, many are ready to take a trip to spend time with loved ones.  Once study shows that 39% of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season.  If you are one of those who will be traveling, here are a few things you can … Continue reading Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

The key nutrients to boost your immunity

There has been very promising news on the vaccine front the past few weeks.  And it seems we just might see the light at the end of this very dark, very long, very twisting tunnel of a pandemic.  But we are still a few months away from broad availability of the vaccines. And with the coldest months upon us, boosting our immunity is more important … Continue reading The key nutrients to boost your immunity

Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

We are officially one day out before the gluttony begins! And if you are like so many, you tend to overindulge.  So, we are preparing you now for the inevitable with a post Turkey day workout.  Save it.  You’ll thank us Friday! Complete each exercise below for one minute.  There are eight exercises so each sequence will take 8 minutes. 1. Manual squats (with or … Continue reading Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

It’s so easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving.  And the extra calories we consume would be enough to nourish us for a week under normal circumstances.  So, what are a few things you can do to save calories without resorting to unfathomable measures like swapping your mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower?  Read on… White meat instead of dark meat has 15% fewer calories Ditch the roll.  … Continue reading Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

We all know plastic water bottles are bad for the environment. And that we really should use eco-friendly bottles that are safe for us and good for the environment.  But we’ve all done it.  Used a plastic disposable water bottle and then refilled it several times in the vain attempt to be environmentally friendly.  But how many refills is too many? It turns out reusing … Continue reading The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

Six hard truths about why you might not be losing weight

Have you ever noticed that losing weight is so much harder than gaining weight?  You “think” you are doing all the right things but somehow you still struggle to lose those unwanted pounds.  Learn six hard truths that may be affecting your weight loss goals.   A few weeks back we wrote about why fall can be a barrier to weight loss – think fall treats … Continue reading Six hard truths about why you might not be losing weight

What TWO items you should really sanitize daily

When the pandemic began in March, little was known about the virus or primary modes of transmission.  So many of us wiped down everything that we came into contact with or brought into our homes.  Groceries.  Take out food.  Mail.  Packages.  But the medical community has since learned that the primary mode of transmission is airborne droplets from an infected person. Heading into cooler months, … Continue reading What TWO items you should really sanitize daily

3 Reasons for weight gain in the fall

Let’s face it, each season comes with its weight gain challenges.  In fact, weight gain is a never-ending battle.  But understanding some of the triggers can help avoid a few extra pounds down the leaf covered road.  So, what are the triggers for fall?  Read on: Stress – Summer is a more relaxed time with less demanding schedules.  But come fall means a return to … Continue reading 3 Reasons for weight gain in the fall

Get a grip on high blood pressure without medication

Over 100 million Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) which can cause a variety of health issues including stroke.  There are two primary ways that most people use to lower their blood pressure. 1. Taking blood pressure reducing medication such as beta blockers 2. Intense exercise totaling 70 minutes or more per week In 1973, the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published … Continue reading Get a grip on high blood pressure without medication