It's hard to change habits, especially unhealthy ones. Shifting your behavior and integrating healthier habits into your daily life often feels like a one-step-forward, two-steps-back spiral. So why is it so hard? We know what to do. Experts tell us we should sleep more, find ways to mitigate our stress, cut out tobacco, reduce or eliminate alcohol, eat healthier foods, and exercise … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, NO! Why It’s Hard to Change Our Habits
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You started the new year with high hopes, dreams you were ready to put into place, and wellness goals for yourself. Is it time now for a wellness reset? In any year, at any time, our plans can get sidetracked. And life this year has gone all askew, thanks to a pandemic. But we still have nearly a half year left. So what can we do to make sure all is not lost with the goals we carefully set … [Read more...] about You 2.0: Launch a Wellness Reset
Whether you're in the early stages of changing some habits to improve your health or trying to keep a new year's resolution on track, it's always a good time to ask yourself if you're setting SMART goals. Our best intentions to create new habits sometimes fall short of success simply because our plans lack thoroughness. They may be too vague or unrealistic. So what can help? SMART goals, … [Read more...] about Setting SMART Goals for Success
When I started going to a gym regularly and lifting weights, I remember thinking: I don't want to bulk up. I simply want to be a little bit stronger. Would I bulk up, like the Incredible Hulk? What benefits would weight training, or resistance training, give me? Why should I do this? And how did this fit into my health goals? As I wondered about all these questions about women and weight … [Read more...] about Women and Weight Training: Will I Bulk Up?
The health benefits of walking are numerous. Many doctors cite moderate physical activity, including walking, as a "magic pill" for better health. It burns calories, improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, enhances mood, boosts energy, and improves cognition. But most Americans don't get enough regular exercise, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Walking: Is it the Magic Pill?
We all flop from time to time, but how can we bounce back and use our failure as fuel? From the time we start school, we're taught that failure is something bad. But failure can be the wake-up call that takes us to the next level - if we approach it with the right mindset. Even recent research bears this out, but I didn't know that this spring when I created my own failure and then an … [Read more...] about Messed Up? Using Failure as Fuel