Keep Your Family as Healthy as Can Be

  Moms know how challenging it can seem at times to keep the family healthy. From colds to injuries, mom can seem sometimes like she’s running her own medical ward out of the house. With that being the case, how much of a challenge do you find it to be keeping your significant other and your child or children safe and healthy? If the answer is very challenging, you might want to sit back and reassess what’s going on in the house. Getting to … [Read more...]

Treat Vein Disorders Before Losing Weight

Reasons Why You Should Treat Vein Disorders Before Losing Weight According to the CDC, roughly a third of Americans are obese, but many of them want to do something about it by slimming down and shedding excess pounds.  The problem, however, is when obese individuals also suffer with vein disorders, such as thrombosis, phlebitis, or varicose veins.  These vein disorders create extra challenges when it comes to losing weight, so it is better to … [Read more...]

Need Weight Loss Motivation?

Are you looking for weight loss motivation? Do you want to work out but need a little help getting started?  Are you a competitive person?  If so, I suggest that you look into the Fitbit step tracking bracelet.  This bracelet counts your steps and allows you to challenge other Fitbit users to a daily challenge, a weekday challenge, a weekend challenge and a goal day challenge.  Each challenge can hold up to ten people and each Fitbit user can be … [Read more...]

Workouts: Dress to Impress

“Dress to impress” can sometimes seem like a cliché, but when it comes to staying healthy, it makes a surprising difference!  Just like wearing a sharp suit can help you ace an interview, wearing sharp athletic clothes can help you get exercising.  Believe me, it’s scientifically proven!  In a study at Northwestern volunteers were asked to perform cognitive tasks.  Some groups were given a lab coat to wear, and some groups were given nothing. … [Read more...]

TIPS: Workout Without the Gym

There are tons of reasons why we should all strive to exercise: physical health, mental health, emotional health, and sometimes it can even be fun!  However without a gym membership the allure of a comfy bed can be especially hard to deny, so here are a few ways to “get up offa that thing” without the gym. Obviously, the great outdoors!  Exercising outdoors will give an extra boost to your health benefits, and there are several ways you … [Read more...]

Dancing Is Not Just For The Professionals!

Have you ever watched a movie where the actors are dancing and they make it look so easy and so fun? Do you ever wish you could dance exactly like them, but you do not have enough faith in yourself? Lose that attitude about dancing! Dancing is fun and freeing, and anyone can sway side to side! Dancing is fun! It is meant to make others happy and joyful. What if you are at a friend’s wedding and a handsome (or beautiful) stranger came up to you … [Read more...]

Family Fun with Physical Activity

To encourage exercise in your home, it’s important to weave physical activity into daily life in interesting ways.  In addition to setting aside a formal time slot for a family workout, there are plenty of creative ways to get everyone’s blood pumping together. Note - if familiar exercise plans, such as biking or hiking trips work for your family, then toss this article aside and get in gear!  Yet if you’re seeking something new, here are a … [Read more...]

Are You On A Healthy Living Journey?

Are you on a journey for healthy living?  Here's a quick checklist to help you along the way! Eat clean: Eat real, whole foods.  Eat brain-boosting foods such as fish.  Think about the rainbow when planning your meals.  You want a colorful plate! Choose high-quality lean proteins.  Buy chemical-free foods. Most importantly, drink 6-8 glasses of water per day and cook more!  Stop going out so often – most restaurant foods are full of … [Read more...]

Music Adds Energy To Family Workouts

Summer is here and it is now much harder to go to the gym and keep in line with your regular workout schedule.  In order to stay in shape over the summer months, you need to find ways to involve your family in your workouts in order to fit your workout time into your hectic summer schedule. When is the last time you invited your child to workout alongside you?  Come up with a fun workout for you and your child to do throughout the week. … [Read more...]

Starting & Sticking To A Workout Routine Part 2

Remember part 1? Well this is part 2! Let’s get started!  We talked about 7 tips to help you start and stick to a workout routine in part 1. Here are 7 more tips to keep you on track: Get your family involved.  Both my kids love to workout and go on bike rides with their dad.  Working out is more fun when you have a partner and this is really a must if you plan to workout throughout the summer if you have children that are home with you. … [Read more...]

Post Pregnancy Exercises For You

I have a friend who just had a baby, and she was finally cleared to start working out again.  She has decided to start with strengthening her pelvic floor because let’s be honest, having a baby really does a number on your body!  There are four essential moves to help strengthen your pelvic floor. The first one is the wall squat. Stand against a wall, feet hip-width apart. Inhale, engage your pelvic floor and lower into a squat as though … [Read more...]

How To Lose Your Post Pregnancy Pounds

If you have just had a baby or run into an old friend that you have not seen for a while, it can often lead to someone asking when is your baby due?  Despite the fact that you have already become a mother.  This can be quite embarrassing and upsetting given the situation. Doctors often label the six-week period immediately after giving birth as the fourth trimester, simply because your body is still displaying signs of change and you will … [Read more...]

Proper Breathing While Running

One of the most common complaints while running is that it is hard to breathe and you end up with a pain in your chest.  There are a few proper breathing techniques you can try to see if running gets any easier for you! First, try rhythmic breathing.  There are a few breathing patterns you can try out to see which one works best for you.  This can get a little confusing – when you are running, try to exhale when your when your feet hit the … [Read more...]

Maintain Weight Over The Holidays

Maintaining weight over the holidays is the trending discussion among most at this time of year when the holidays are in full swing.  I’m talking about the season when cookies, jelly doughnuts, chocolates and all sort of foods loaded with refined sugars tend to add extra pounds to your weight by the New Year.  How do we avoid a tremendous holiday weight gain? For me, I choose not to avoid my favorite holiday dishes, but to cut down on the … [Read more...]

Yoga Addict Bag Review: Thumbs Up!

 I received this yoga bag from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine. I go to the gym during the week and my group workout classes fill up very quick.  Sometimes all the mats are taken before I get there, so I like to pack my own yoga mat to the classes to ensure that I always have one when this becomes an issue.  I always used hair bands to hold my yoga mat together when carrying it back and forth, … [Read more...]

AdvoCare Post-Workout Recovery Chocolate Drink

I am a Advocare Advisor, if you have any questions, please email me at Do you work out and try your best to stay away from chocolate after you are back home and relaxing on the couch?  Chocolate is a go-to snack for so many people because it’s sweet and comforting to eat.  However, it basically cancels out a trip to the gym because chocolate is so high in fat and calories. AdvoCare has a post-workout recovery drink … [Read more...]