Showing posts from October, 2010

How to Start Your Exercise Regeme - TODAY

Take a LEAP of faith and start today!

Many of us want to exercise but just lack the motivation.  It's not just excuses that we struggle with when it comes to exercise, but motivation is always a challenge. But we can start getting motivated  TODAY.

•T: Tell everyone you know that you are going to start exercising today and adopt a more healthy lifestyle. This adds to your motivation: When you share your goals with others, you won’t want to let them down.

•O: Organize a team of supporters. Consider your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, gym members, and even your doctor. Having folks in your corner to encourage you will help you through the plateaus we all hit on the road to better fitness.

•D: Decide how much what type of exercise you want to do. What would be fun for you to do?How many minutes a day do you want to exercise?. Keep notes, and post your progress daily.

•A: Act immediately. Start today! Stick to …

Don't Let Excuses Impact Your Health & Fitness

Gee, I should excercise but....
We all have been guilty of coming up with reasons why we don't exercise.  You know some of the popular ones...I'm too busy, I'm tired, I don/t like going to the gym ...etc.   The reality is that there are so many good reasons for us to exercise and we need to give ourselves and extra push to take care of our bodies.  Below are some of the typical exercise excuses we use and why they just don't cut the mustard.  Don't let these excuses stop you from getting or staying in shape.

Exercise Excuse # 1: I’m too tired.

It takes energy to produce energy, so while you may be tired now, even a short 10-minute walk will get your blood pumping and will boost your energy levels for up to two hours after. And regular exercise helps improve the quality of your sleep, meaning more energy throughout the day. Some research suggests working out can help regulate your sleep cycles, so you’ll fall asleep easier, sleep more soundly and wake up more rested…

How To Holistically Prevent Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is so important that we take control of our health and educate ourselves on what we need to do preventatively to protect ourselves from breast cancer. 

The article below was written by award winning filmmaker Allison Biggar. After losing both her parents to cancer at a young age, Allison became passionate about natural, organic health issues and learned that every disease is curable by natural method.  You can visit her Natural Health web site at

Lifestyle factors such as regular exercise, increasing vitamin D intake, and eating a low-fat diet can help reduce your risk of getting breast cancer. All the prevention methods listed here can all help you live a well-balanced life - one full of energy and vitality:

Alkalize your blood. A healthy pH balance - the ratio of alkalinity to acidity in the body - is crucial to being cancer-free. Cancer thrives in acidic environments but is unable to survive in alkaline ones…

Swimming Does a Body Good!

Over the last three weeks I have added something new to my exercise regime.  Swimming!  I have never been a strong swimmer but I thought I would give it a try and the results have been GREAT!  Not only is swimming invigorating, it helps me with maintaining my stress level, and also gives me a serge of energy for the day. 
There are also some great benefits for your body when you are swimming.  Swimming helps your body to develop stronger heart, lungs, muscles and bones.  To strengthen bones, we've always heard that weight-bearing and high-impact exercises (like running and lifting weights) are best. This leaves many people assuming that their low-impact workouts aren't doing much to improve bone strength. Swimming has long been touted as a low-impact exercise, one that's easier on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. 

However, a recent study from Israel's Wingate Institute in Netanya indicates that women who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass …

How to Change Your "It's My Fault" Thinking

I try not to get to preachy when I write my blogs but lately I have decided that I needed to get a little preachy.  I have a lot to share that I think would help many people - especially women!

You see I am the Queen of the Beat Up!  I mean the Beat Up on Me every time something goes wrong.  No matter what it is - it has to be my fault.  Plumbing breaks - has to be something I did wrong, grass is turning brown in some areas of the yard, has to be due to neglect on my part -even though we have a sprinkler system.  That strange smell coming from the laundry room - definitely my fault I didn't wash the clothes right away ...even though there is another able bodied person who could have washed the clothes - but is still my fault.  Lost keys, missing wallet, forgotten passwords - all my fault - even if they aren't mine.  Lately I have been considering World Peace as an issue that I am directly responsible for solving.  Have you ever felt that way?  Have you ever felt overw…