Showing posts from June, 2010

Eating Colors of Rainbow - Promote Your Health and Wellness

Eating a Variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is a good way to keep a healthy heart!
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Many of the foods we eat are not only high in calories and fat but they are also not good for our heart! Be “Heart Healthy” and follow these guidelines! Things You’ll Need:A trip to the grocery store to stock up on:low fat foodswhole grain foodsfruits and vegetables

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Rainbow of fruits and vegetables are great for maintaining a healthy heart! Eat a variety of colorful fruit and vegetables. The food you choose should be bright in color. In fact your plate should look like a rainbow. Focus on eating green foods (spinach, broccoli, greens, honey dew melons), red foods ( tomatoes, watermelon, red cabbage), orange/yellow foods (oranges, nectarines, pineapple), red blue/purple food ( red apples, leeks, cranberries, prunes, strawberries), yellow foods (bananas, squash, avocados). Eating a “rainbow of food” is the best way to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that your…

Eating These Foods Will Promote Health and Wellness For Your Body

There are some foods in particular that are full of nutrients and have wonderful qualities that can improve the overall health and wellness of your body. Try some of these foods to get those “must have” nutrients for your best body!
Salmon – Full of Omega 3 Fatty Acids Salmon and other foods will Omega 3 Fatty Acids are key to boosting your skins defense system against UV damage.   Scientist have found that Omega 3 acts as a shield by protecting the cell walls from free radical damage.  If you happen not to be a Salmon lover you can also take an Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplement that will also help to boost your skins defense system from free radicals.Blueberries – You can lower your blood pressure and increase the “good” HDL  cholesterol by eating a cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries) everyday for 8 weeks.  Studies have found eating berries are an excellent source of anti-oxidants and help to improve heart health.Tomatoes – Any food rich in Vitamin C…

"The Wellness Journey" Debut Show - Getting Fit for the Summer

Yesterday  was a big day for PraiseWorks!  We debuted our show "The Wellness Journey!".  Our guest was Monique Hollowell CEO of La Femme Mobile Gym.  Click here it hear the show 

We covered some great topics and I wanted to share a quick summary of what we discussed:
 when getting back in shape keep it simple - just start moving.  Perhaps starting with walking  or going out dancing with friends, find a movement that you enjoydo your movements outdoors, enjoy  be consistent with your movement  and/or exercise program whether it is once a week ,once a day, whatever schedule you set - STICK TO IT.  You will get the results you want when you are consistent with you movement/exercise program.if you are looking for a leaner, toned look start with a strength based weight bearing  exercise, consult with a personal trainer or fitness expert to out together a program that will work to help you achieve  your goals and resultsmost women aren't comfortable going to the gym and prefer…

Jump Starting Your Morning

This morning I had some problems getting out of bed.  Not sure why – I just guess I got overwhelmed thinking about all the goals and objectives I have yet to accomplish for my organization PriaseWorks,Inc.   Do ever get that feeling?  That you have so much to do and everything is an A1 priority?  That would be me about once a week.  But I have discovered something to help me deal with that overwhelmed feeling.  Thought I would share it with you.
Prayer – every morning like clock work I go into prayer with my prayer line.  There are 12 of us and we pray every morning at 4:50am 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  There are some mornings that I can barely keep my eyes open, or I zone out because perhaps I dozed off, but most mornings I get out of bed go to my prayer room and start my prayers.  We each take turns requesting prayer and then one person prays on behalf of  everyone.   I have to say it gives me something to look forward to each day.   Many times it has jump started…

How to Improve Your Concentration and FOCUS!

I recently read an article by Sam Horn , one of the premiere experts of on how to make things POP!  She helps individuals and organizations develop one-of-a-kind ideas, identities, niches and pitches that help their business or brand break out.  Below of some of her ideas on how to improve your concentration and F.O.C.U.S.
F – the FIVE rule- just as we are getting ready to get frustrated and are about to throw in the towel, we need to push ourselves just a bit more by exercising the FIVE more rule.  Read FIVE more pages, spend FIVE more minutes exercsing, work on FIVE more math problems etc…the FIVE more rule helps us to develop more discipline by motivating ourselves to go the extra mile even when we are just about to throw in the towelO -ONE focus at a time – we are always thinking about what the next task or next issue we will need to tackle after we complete a task.  Many times we end up taking all of things to do and issues that we are juggling and kump them all toge…

10 Ways to Live a Stress Free Life

I read an article about Kathleen Hall, a noted expert on stress management. The list below is based upon her teachings and is something that I will be adopting to manage the stress in my life. Ms. Hall talks about a simple mantra that she lives by to help minimize her stress. The mantra is so simple yet so powerful SELF, an acronym for serenity, exercise, love, and food . Ms. Hall refers to this acronym as the” four roots of real happiness”. “It’s these basic, ordinary actions that ground you,” she explains. “By attending to your roots each day, you learn to stay focused and intentional — and stay true to your design.”

It is important for us to keep our lives balanced. Make time for family and friends. Make appointments with them if you have to. Make sure you get that quality time in with those you love and care about. Take time to exercise, create peace in your life for meditation and prayer, and eat nutritious food. Living your life in this way will bring benefits to the mind, body…

How to Snack in a Healthy Way

We all love to snack!  That is not a necessarily a bad thing just depends on what the snack is.  Let's face it , while a pack f M&M's , potato chips, and soda might meet our needs for a "good feeling" snack, these kinds of snack  are not really "good" for you!  The trick is to snack in a way that is healthy, taste good, and helps fill you up until your next full meal.  Try these tips to help you snack in a healthy way all day!
Go Ahead - Satisfy Your  Hunger-  many people think that snacking between meals is almost illegal.  Actually snacking between meals can be great for you!  It gets the metabolism going and that means ultimately snacking between meals can help you loose weight!  The trick is to snack on something healthy!  Carrot and celery sticks with a low-cal dip, turkey in a lettuce wrap, home popped popcorn, and raisins and nuts.  These kinds of snacks are healthy, low cal and will also give you a burst of energy.Be Realistic - We all wan…

PraiseWorks New Internet Radio Show - My Journey to Wellness!

Come join the conversation "The Wellness Journey" VoiceAmerica on Mondays 11am PST.   We will have exciting and interesting conversation on a vareity of topics from emotional wellness, to weight loss, to tips to deal with stress on the job, to getting the motivation needed to keep healthy and in shape.
Join the conversation.  We start on June 21st!  Our first guest will be Monique Holland of Fit for LaFemme.    We will be discussing how to get fit quickly for the summer.

Lynnis Woods-Mullins, CEO and Founder , PraiseWorks Health and Wellness
Lifestyle Coach, Health and Wellness
Host, "The Wellness Journey" on Voice America Health and Wellness Network