Get UP and Get FIT (Even when you don't feel like it)!

Get UP and Get FIT (Even when you don't feel like it)!

See, we all have the same 24 hours in a day.  I wonder how many people choose to use just 30 minutes of this time on doing some form of exercise.  

A simple healthy habit of 30 minutes of exercise might help keep your joints more supple, keep you more active for years longer (than anyone else!) and your muscles less tight and tense. With these benefits, many people make an effort to get fit.  The problem is "keeping fit".  At times, that obstacle is big enough to keep people from starting in the first place. 

5 Ways to Measure Your Health That Don't Involve a Scale

5 Ways to Measure Your Health That Don't Involve a Scale

When I ask people what they want to improve about their health, the answer I get the overwhelming majority of the time is . . . "I want to lose weight". 

In fact, most people look to the scale to measure their health.  However, you can have very little body fat and still be unhealthy.  On the other hand, the scale could be reporting a higher number than you like, but other health markers could indicate good health.  

When you are moving your body more and making better food choices, there are changes going on in your body at the cellular level. These changes won't show up on a scale!  For that reason, I like to gauge the progress of my health with other indicators.   

One Simple Secret For A Happier and Healthier Autumn

One Simple Secret For A Happier and Healthier Autumn

The days are shorter and the hours of daylight outside of work and school are limited.  As a result, the number one thing that most people stop doing this time of year is getting outdoors.

But, getting out for a long walk is one of the best things you can do for improved health and happiness this autumn.  So pull those walking shoes back out - it will have a great impact on your health, lift your mood, and fend off the winter blues. 

Friday Foodspiration: Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole

Friday Foodspiration: Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole

Who doesn't love a comforting casserole after a busy day at work and school? Do you have a go to? Tuna noodle, turkey tetrazzini, hamburger stroganoff? 

Unfortunately, all of these have one thing in common. . . . lots of noodles.  If you are interested in lowering carbs, balance blood sugar, going paleo-primal, or just trying to get more veggies into your day, here is a no noodle casserole option for you.  

5 Common Misconceptions About Weight Training Over 50

5 Common Misconceptions About Weight Training Over 50

Weight training at any age has countless benefits.  However, if you are over the age of 50 it could literally change the trajectory of the rest of your life.  

After age 30, the natural aging process stops the production of new muscle cells in your body. If you choose to do nothing, you begin slowly losing muscle mass. By the time you’ve reached your 50s, you will be losing muscle at the rate of 1 to 2 percent per year.

Friday Foodspiration: Dark Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Friday Foodspiration: Dark Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Have you ever bought tahini (ground sesame seeds) to make hummus?  Did you wonder what in the world to do with the rest of the jar? It was staring at me every time I looked in the refrigerator (and the stuff is too expensive to just throw away).

In fact, the inspiration for most of what I cook is . . . use up what's in the fridge and pantry.  And this time the result was rich, chewy dark chocolate goodness! I was afraid the tahini would be too strong of a taste and my kids would be disappointed.  No way!  It added just a hint of nutty uniqueness and they asked for more.