Strategies for Better Sleep and Why It’s So Important!

Chances are…you’re not getting enough sleep According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of American adults do not get enough sleep. To make it worse, among the adults who are getting enough sleep on most nights, 35 percent report their sleep quality as “only fair” to “poor.” And 20 percent … Read More

Will you ever lose it?

If you get fat are you doomed to stay fat? According to a study conducted in the UK in 2015, less than 1% of the formerly obese will maintain weight loss for more than a year. Specifically, this broke down to just 1 man out of 210 and 1 woman out of 124. Participants in the study were told to … Read More

Packing school lunches? Here are healthy ideas your kids will love!

Nutritious school lunches are important! Not only do they help your child perform their best during class and afterward at their sports or extra-curricular activities, but studies show that establishing healthy eating habits while young will impact food choices later in life. By packing school lunches from home, you can create healthier habits for your kids, and you stay in … Read More

The surprising secret to success? It’s simpler than you think!

There’s one thing you can do that will increase your productivity, give you more free time, and help you meet your goals…among other benefits! So, what’s the secret that almost all successful people use? It’s this simple: having a daily ROUTINE. For most people, the key to meeting goals is to develop a routine and stick to it! It takes … Read More

What’s Better Than New Years for a Fresh Start? A New School Year!

August is the new January. After 13 to 17 years of being students ourselves, now many of us are parents with more school beginnings for our own kids. All these August back-to-school days wire our brains to make us feel like the start of a new school year is a new beginning—even if we’re no longer in school. And it … Read More

Why Working Out is Selfless—Not Selfish!

People are good at coming up with reasons why they can’t make time for exercise: I have a wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend who wants me to do this or that. I have kids to take care of. My job is too demanding…it goes on and on. And we get it—life is busy! But what if you came to realize that the husband, wife, … Read More

Are you a vegetarian or vegan? How to get the protein you need!

While experts can argue about the harm or benefit of fats and carbs, caffeine and wine, wild fish vs. farmed fish, or the pros and cons of GMOs, one thing is clear: everyone agrees that protein is important and beneficial. Unfortunately, many people following a vegetarian or vegan diet don’t get the daily protein they need. But with just a … Read More

Celebrate America while maintaining your waistline

We’ve put together some ideas to help you celebrate America while maintaining your waistline. Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa Skinny Guacamole Ingredients 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large ripe avocado, cubed 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp lime juice 1/2 tsp hot sauce, such as Tabasco, … Read More

How to Keep Alcohol from Derailing Your Fitness Goals

Alcohol can derail the best of fitness plans. While some studies show there may be a few health benefits when drinking lightly or moderately, not everyone agrees. The studies are conflicting and confusing. In fact, one of the most recent studies was by The Global Burden of Diseases, and they found no health benefit for drinking at all. According to … Read More