How much caffeine is too much?

Do you have to start your day with caffeine? How much caffeine is too much and what is the real impact of consuming more than the daily recommendation? Most of us start our day with a one, or several cups of coffee (avg. 85 milligrams caffeine per cup).  In fact, as of April 2019, 62% of Americans drank coffee daily.  While others sip green tea (avg. … Continue reading How much caffeine is too much?

The ultimate test of fitness

There is one exercise that not only tests one’s physical strength and cardio endurance but also one’s mental fitness.  Can you guess what it is? What single exercise can test both one’s physical and mental ability?  Something that measures your strength and cardio fitness while at the same time testing your mental will?  All with the goal of completing in seven minutes.  If you guessed … Continue reading The ultimate test of fitness

Managing the “quaran-teen”

For many, our emotional health has taken a hit during these past months.  But teens and young adults might be one of the groups most impacted. And the longer this continues, the worse it could be.  Read on to learn some things you can do to help manage the “quaran-teen.” Kids and young adults form their identities and create independence through a variety of relationships … Continue reading Managing the “quaran-teen”

Getting more Vitamin D into your diet

Staying healthy and boosting our immunity is important and Vitamin D plays a big role.  Some studies show that the many ICU COVID patients have low Vitamin D.  Here are some foods you can add to your diet to maintain a healthy level of Vitamin D. You’ve probably heard that Vitamin D is important to maintain your health during the current pandemic.  In one UK … Continue reading Getting more Vitamin D into your diet

6 Smoothie ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits

6 Smoothie ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits

The list of anti-inflammatory and super foods is long.  Below are six anti-inflammatory ingredients that are the perfect addition to your morning smoothie. I love to start my day with a smoothie.  I can pack lots of healthy ingredients into one easy-to-go meal.  And there are so many great recipes out there from fellow bloggers like @BeWellByKelly.  Here are six of the top anti-inflammatory ingredients … Continue reading 6 Smoothie ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits

establishing covid-19 boundaries

Establishing Covid-19 Boundaries

Learn how to set your personal COVID-19 boundaries.  And how to make plans while respecting others’ boundaries at the same time.  Setting boundaries in different areas of our lives is important and helps keep us safe.  Add in a pandemic and you need to establish another set of boundaries.  Here are some steps to follow when establishing and enforcing COVID-19 boundaries: Determine your boundaries – … Continue reading Establishing Covid-19 Boundaries

Think soft drinks are bad…this drink is potentially worse

We all know sugar is bad for us and one of the worst sugary treats is a soft drink.  But there is a drink out there that might actually be worse for you than a soft drink.  Read on… We all know that soft drinks are bad for us.   And next to the current pandemic, heart disease is the leading cause of death amongst … Continue reading Think soft drinks are bad…this drink is potentially worse

Staying healthy when returning to work

Are you returning to work either part time or full time?  Working outside the home is going to look and feel different for some time to come.  Here are some of the changes you might experience upon your return. Is your office getting ready to open back up?  Here’s nine things you can do to stay safe when heading back to work:  Social Distancing.  Expect … Continue reading Staying healthy when returning to work

Proven weight loss without changing your diet? Yes, please!

We’ve all probably put on a couple (or several) extra pounds over the past few months and would love an easy way to shed it.  Especially since gyms are still closed or limited in services, further exacerbating the problem.   A study out of the University of Illinois at Chicago has shown that subjects who participated in intermittent fasting programs (either 4 or 6 hours daily) … Continue reading Proven weight loss without changing your diet? Yes, please!

What does clean eating even mean?

Nope…it doesn’t mean eating soap though some healthy foods might not taste much better.  Our friends over at Clean & True Lifestyle break it down for us… into bite-sized pieces. Simply put: Eat whole foods Avoid processed foods Eliminate refined sugar Add more color Cook your own meals Don’t deprive yourself! Meal prep Have fun with it! And if you’re looking to jump start your … Continue reading What does clean eating even mean?