Five easy ways to add more health benefits to our walks: add a backpack or weighted vest; use walking poles to involve the upper body and core; gradually increase step count; vary the terrain and movements; and exercise and stimulate our feet
Water exercise and Aqua Zumba classes build aerobic fitness and strength (more than you might think!) without joint stress, are super-fun with music and social connection, and provide additional health and mood benefits just from time in the water. Here’s my take on them and some interesting (I hope) tips and info!
Foods made from flour and/or sugar are everywhere! If we don’t actively fend them off, they can fill up our meals from morning to night. Think of the free breakfast at a mid-range hotel: toast, cereal, waffles, pancakes, pastries, bagels (fortunately usually also some...
Here I describe six great practices which can help us release “stuck” negativity and bring out more of our authentic self, who not only feels more positive but is better at dealing with our problems and moving toward our goals.
We tend to blame individuals for obesity, but it is a biopsychosocial, global phenomenon. Our modern way of living makes us fat, and I offer five ways in which we can all work against this and help each other and ourselves be healthier and happier.
Starch is long chains of sugar! I drastically reduced sugar and flour-based foods in my eating plan (and increased my exercise), healed from obesity and feel younger at 61 than I did at 51. And I love my new way of eating, thanks to great substitutions.
Four strategies to combat overwhelm: physical movement, self-compassion, reframing “should” thoughts, and asking ourselves good questions
How I lost six pounds I’d recently gained: protein, vegetables and determination were the keys to not feeling hungry or deprived 🙂
Why do I think electric bikes are the future? My report after two years of riding one
I gave myself permission to feast during my last visit to Brussels, gained six pounds, and am now happily practicing constraint as a balance