Every year, millions of women look forward to Valentine’s Day (at least in their heads) as a time to be appreciated, pampered and just fabulous! We start some new diet (usually accompanied by some unrealistic expectations, etc), renew our New Year’s resolutions, and sit back with bated breath as we wait to see what the … Continue reading The Real Valentines Day: In Review
Hunger and thirst can often be confused, especially within the context of busy daily routines. There are huge consequences when we fail to adequately address the nutritional and dietary needs of our bodies. Insufficient hydration and poor dietary choices can further blur the distinction between actual hunger and thirst, which in turn can have negative health consequences (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, etc).
It's time to detox your fridge, throw out all the additive laden processed foods you been holding on to since the end of 2016. Spring is fast approaching and it's time to give some serious thought to your nutrition, fitness and over all health. A good place to start is to open up your pantry (and your fridge) and take a closer look at what you've been putting in your body!
Too often vegan and vegetarian diets are separated from the lifestyle as a whole. Becoming a vegan or vegetarian is not a fad or passing fancy. For those that adhere to this lifestyle, it's really about the health and wellness of both the individual and the environment in which one lives.
Why are we so obsessed with food and our waistlines? Why does it seem like we are constantly fighting with our food and loosing the battle of the bulge?
It is no small coincidence that our propensity for, and our over indulgence in so-called "quick" and "processed" foods have a strong connection or link to the incidence of diabetes, heart disease and associated syndromes. The bottom line, is that processed foods, our dependency on them, coupled with a lack of adequate exercise (daily), has brought us to the brink of a near pandemic. Add to that unsustainable environmental and agricultural practices, and a grime picture begins to unfold for the human race; but a solution for one problem at a time please.
A healthy lifestyle requires an honest commitment and true understanding of your inner self. Once you've made both the mental and physical commitment to make the necessary changes, all that remains is action. These three things are a must: Make a decision, get a plan, and take action!
Good health and fitness does not happen by accident and it is not free. The reality is that everything has value and by extension, it will cost you something! The real question is, how much value do you attach to your own health, fitness and freedom?
Throughout the year we battle with food and our health against the backdrop of each new season. At the beginning of the year it's all about that "gym membership " and changing ourselves for the better. In the next, it's about "spring cleaning " (i.e. the latest cleanse fad ), etc. Real change in our health and fitness will not change until we change our relationship with food and strive for true balance in our lives.
When it comes to women's fitness and health, the cookie cutter method fails every time! We women are forced to struggle unique obstacles to a balanced life for a number of reasons. Key issues involve socio-political pressures, the media as well as our own personal creations.