Spirituality and faith, although highly personal and often private, play a significant role in the health of many people. That's why it's an area of focus on the Wheel of Health, part of fulfillment and purpose, and why it's a topic we can discuss in health coaching. Spirituality is at the core of a person's being. While the number of Americans who identify as religious have declined in … [Read more...] about Deepen Your Spirituality for Better Health
Women and Alzheimer’s: Did You Know?
Of every three people in the United States living with Alzheimer's, two are women. And, even factoring in women's longer lifespans, they're twice as likely as men to develop the disease. But a recent poll indicated that many women don't know about their elevated risk, nor what they can do to reduce it. It's time to shift that. Studies show that brain changes quietly start to take place … [Read more...] about Women and Alzheimer’s: Did You Know?
25 Non-Food Rewards to Celebrate Your Healthier Habits
Many of us associate food with comfort, security, and celebration. Think of some good memories you've had around a dinner table. Who was there? And what was served? Bring to mind the feelings you have about the occasion. Sweet memories, yes. But when we tie all those good feelings to the food itself, it can be easy to turn to food and overdo it when times are tough and we want those good … [Read more...] about 25 Non-Food Rewards to Celebrate Your Healthier Habits
Mind-Body Practices to Complete the Stress Cycle
Mind-body practices strengthen our parasympathetic nervous system, which tells us to relax after a threat is past. And when this system operates effectively, we complete the stress cycle. We relax. But what happens when chronic or severe stress prevents that "rest and digest" system from kicking in? Over time, it can harm our health. Research indicates that our thought patterns and … [Read more...] about Mind-Body Practices to Complete the Stress Cycle
This is Your Brain On Stress
Stress sometimes gets a bad rap. Most of the time, we think of stress as something negative, and it can be. Stress can lead to a host of health issues including heart disease and cognitive decline. But other types of stress can deliver benefits, including to your brain. Defined in part as a physical and mental reaction to life's experiences, stress affects all of us. But not in the same ways … [Read more...] about This is Your Brain On Stress
How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs
Limiting beliefs are subconscious thoughts that frame how we see ourselves, our world, and our possibilities. And they can affect our health and well-being. "I have bad genes." "My body is too _______." "I'm not athletic." "I don't like to work out." "Everyone in my family is _______." Any of those sound familiar? If we recognize our limiting beliefs and work to overcome them, we … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs