A couple of questions I get asked all the time are: “How did you get into running?”, and “How can you run so far?” While I wish there was some incredibly inspiring story behind it, the truth is that it was a completely random decision.
I am an expert in healthy eating for a healthy, fit body. You might catch me downing a SunWarrior protein shake, or eggs and oatmeal on a regular basis, but I’ll be honest: I also indulge in the sweeter things in life! That’s what a healthy lifestyle is all about: balance.
Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants used for health purposes, dating all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. They used this resilient, cactus-looking plant (a hearty succulent known as the “Lily of the Desert”) for its beneficial properties. As you may remember from science class, succulents are able to retain water in poor climates or soil conditions, which makes them perfectly self-hydrating.
Ho, ho, ho, Santa is coming to town, and if you’re anything like me, stuffing the stocking is the most fun part of gift giving! As a self-proclaimed beauty guru and fanatic, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite things for the self-pampering kind, or maybe someone who would enjoy a little pick-me-up.
When you think of exercise and fitness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it has always been running, probably because I marvel at folks who can hit the pavement and just go. Perhaps because it’s something that I’ve never been comfortable doing (the jarring impact is too much for my joints), or perhaps it’s the sleek runner’s body that I so jealously admire.
As a Registered Dietician I get a lot of questions from friends about what they should be eating, and I’ve heard some pretty crazy things. One friend recently told me that in an effort to lose weight he’s been eating fruits and vegetables exclusively for several weeks. Macronutrients are a vital part of a healthy diet; they alone will not sustain your body. While every body is different in its needs; however, a major component to all balanced diets is protein.
Do work, family or other circumstances have you feeling stressed? Does it bring inconsistency to your mood and energy levels? The root of the issue begins with stress hormones which can sabotage your health efforts when you’re stressed.
Kale is one hot menu item these days. Everyone from A-list celebrities to athletes and politicians are raving about the health benefits of this dark, leafy, “king of the greens.”
Does it sometimes feel like every little thing interrupts your dream of a perfect night’s sleep? While we know that having a lot on your mind and stress can keep you from getting all of the zzz’s your body needs, did you know that you might be sabotaging your OWN dreamtime?
What do you know about copper? When you think of copper do you think of a shiny penny or perhaps the pretty green patina of the Statue of Liberty? Perhaps you think of electrical wiring or plumbing. Copper is so much more than an industrial metal or a medium for coins and art. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is imperative to life.