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Don’t just sit there!

What if I told you that if you reduced the time you spend sitting down to less than three hours a day, you could increase your life expectancy by TWO YEARS!?  Who knew!? This guidance came from research completed in 2012 by Peter Katxmarzyk of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  The study examined the health risk of sitting for the…

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What are you craving?

When you think about food cravings, typically the first thing that comes to mind would be some type of junk food… high in calories, low in nutrients, processed, and quite unhealthy.  Is that what you tend to crave when a craving kicks in?  What is your go-to craving — chocolate chip cookies?  A big bowl of ice cream? How about…

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Start with Step 1 Today!

So, what if I told you that there are 12 simple (mostly!) steps that you could take to become a healthier you? These simple steps come from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)*, where I received my health coach certification training.  It is the only school that not only focuses on over 100 dietary theories, but also considers relationships,…

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🎵 “Stuck in the Middle with You” 🎵

Ever feel like you are STUCK? As in… you feel trapped in your current job? … Or puzzled about what to do about a relationship you are in? … Or you are stumped about how you will ever save the money you think you need? Or maybe you just feel blah about yourself and just can’t seem to do…

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“To Sun or Not to Sun”

It’s summer and that means time for fun in the SUN! I love the sun, but these days, I spend a lot of time figuring out how I can limit my exposure. You see, I really don’t need any more of those “cracks” on my face (what my daughter called wrinkles when she was young!).  I also had a…

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Got Milk? You Don’t Need It.

And it’s true!  Milk and other dairy products continue to be controversial these days.  Many believe dairy is essential for “bone health,” while other experts disagree and think that dairy is harmful and should be avoided. The famous “got milk” ad campaign was initiated by the dairy industry promoting all the benefits of milk.  The campaign has since been…

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Time for some spring cleaning?

You know it’s time!  The closets are bulging, the garage is a mess, and that junk drawer that just accumulates more and more”stuff” is overflowing.   You can stop putting “stuff” in that drawer but at some point you have to just sit down and go through it. Think about your body in the same way as that “junk drawer.”…

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I almost gave up on wine…

It’s true. I almost gave it up and like many of you… I LOVE WINE!   I just didn’t like the way it made me feel after drinking, even just 1 or 2 glasses… the morning after hangovers (sometimes just hours after drinking red wine), the headaches, brain fog, and other negative effects, just weren’t worth it.  Lately, I’ve…

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“Just Say No”

to Soda… that is! “Just Say No” is a slogan created by first lady Nancy Reagan. The “Just Say No” advertising campaign against recreational drug use was prevalent throughout the 1980s. Today, the same slogan would be appropriate to discourage soda consumption. I am sure you already know that regular soda drinking is not exactly good for you, right? …

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Say I Love You with Dark Chocolate!

Did you know you can give your loved one’s dark chocolate to celebrate Valentine’s Day and ALSO help them lower their risk of cardiovascular disease? There is “a wide range of accumulating scientific research that has linked high-quality dark chocolate, cacao, and cocoa powder consumption to over 40 distinct health benefits.  Antioxidant polyphenols in chocolate are so valuable because…

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