Happy holidays to all! I was recently featured in Fitness Motivation Tips by 100 Experts for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to post a blog about being healthy and staying motivated for the new year. With the help of Cathy Scarlett, Health and Fitness author and editor, here are some wellness tips to get you motivated.
Having a fitness routine is great, but if you are doing the same exercise every day, chances are you will lose your motivation soon. This happens to most of us because when we start our fitness sessions we are highly motivated, but as days and weeks pass, our motivation starts to fade away. Continue reading “6 Tips to Stay Motivated and Never Miss a Workout”
If you think that you are making the healthiest choice by ordering a salad at your favorite restaurant, you may want to think twice. While salads can be low in calories and a great way to eat more fruits and vegetables, more often than not, they are loaded with a lot of fat, sodium, and calories. Restaurants can sabotage your good intentions by offering salads that are topped with crispy (fried) chicken, processed meats, mayo-rich tuna, chicken, shrimp, potato or pasta salad, glazed nuts, sweetened dried fruit, crunchy noodles or onions, croutons, cheese, sour cream and bacon. Continue reading “Are Restaurant Salads a Smart Choice?”
A toxic substance is any compound that has an unhealthy effect on cellular structure or function. We encounter toxic chemicals on a daily basis, often without even knowing it. Exposure may come from the food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, or how we clean our homes and care for our yards. Toxins are everywhere. Even our own bodies produce toxic substances that need disposal. It is important to become aware of common toxins in your environment, take steps to limit exposure, and to increase your body’s natural defenses.
Examples of common toxins include mercury from silver fillings, chemicals used to make non-stick cookware, Continue reading “Reduce Your Toxic Load”
It’s crunch time! Working, baking, shopping and meeting family obligations are what the next 2 weeks has in store for me (plus throw in a 4-day hockey tournament for good measure). The key is to slow down, even for 10 minutes, and enjoy the quiet moments that really matter in the end. At Village Green, we hope that you all have a peaceful, happy and hopefully restful holiday season.
In the meantime, here are some past blogs that might help make the season more enjoyable.
5 Tips to Cut Down on Holiday Waste: During the holidays, Americans use about 4 million tons of wrapping paper and gift bags and that is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of waste. Continue reading “5 Blogs to Help With the Holidays”
Eating breakfast every day can help keep you mentally agile throughout the day and improve your overall health. Our eating habits affect our health, so the best foot forward starts first thing in the morning. Breaking your fast first thing in the morning sends a message to your body that it’s the wake-up call for your metabolism and other body functions to kick in. When you skip breakfast, prolonged fasting occurs, which increases the body’s insulin response to store fat.