Showing posts from May, 2011

PraiseWorks Spiritual Moments - Refusing To Stay In The Box

PraiseWorks believes in total wellness of the mind, body and spirit. If any of those components are out of alignment then we still haven't reached total wellness. Once a week we will be sharing thoughts from Felicia Y Williams who writes about spirituality and how to deepen our relationship with God.

Refusing to stay in a box (my comfort zone)... I open up to receive all that God has for my life... relationships, opportunities, etc. I must admit NEWNESS can be scarey. However, I find that the more I trust God and look to Him for guidance and peace, He reassures me of his protection and I know that my heart and everything that's connected to my destiny is safe in His care.

Open up your life and heart to receive all that God has for you today; refuse to continue to limit your destiny by staying "inside the box/your comfort zone." For years I struggled with leaving the known to venture out into the unknown. However, I realized that God had a whole world of opportuniti…

Foods to Boost Your Man's Health and Wellness

As a nation our health is declining. It is important for us to start proactively doing what we can to take better care of our temples. While women’s health is important and that is what I usually write about, I thought it would be good to make sure we are taking care of our Men as well. There are certain foods that are especially good for Men to eat EVERYDAY in order to stay healthy and well. If you can get the Men in your life to eat these foods daily they will not only feel better they will look better too!

•Lots of Fruits and Vegetables - at least five servings a day. This is important because they are rich in magnesium. Raisins, soy beans, beets, dates are all foods that are rich in fiber and will keep you “regular” if you get my meaning. Nothing is worse than a Man walking around not having had his regular bowel movement for the day.

•Eat plenty of fiber – A Man needs at least 2.5 grams of fiber a day. Artichokes, lima beans, soybeans, grapefruit, certain berries and whole…

""I just can't get motivated" Tips to Get You Motivated to Move!

One of the most common statements I hear from women who want to get in shape is "I start a program but I just can't stay motivated!" I understand that concept. I suffer from the same thing to sometimes. As long as I have been dancing and working out I still have those days when I JUST DON'T WANT TO DO IT! I find sometimes that on those days I later regret that I didn't motivate myself to go ahead and start moving.

Here are some tips I have used to keep motivated to stay fit:

*Set achievable goals:
Now this is important. When you first get started with a new fitness program or even with your current program set goals that you know you can achieve. Be realistic with yourself. If you haven't done push-ups in 3 years and set a goal that you are going to start doing 25 pushups everyday ...that is probably not the most realistic goal to set. Why not be easy on yourself and set a goal that won't kill you!! It's okay to start small and grow from the…

National Womens Health Week - How Healthy Are You?

This week is National Women's Health Week. During this special week I will be writing and talking about a lot of topics covering Women's overall health and wellness.

To put it bluntly Women in the United States are suffering from an overall decline in health.

According to the National Women's Law Center Health Care Report,in 2010, not one state received an overall “Satisfactory” grade for women’s health and just two states received the next highest grade of “Satisfactory minus”—Vermont and Massachusetts—a decline from the 2007 edition of the Report Card, when three states received this.

The United States has failed to meet most goals for women’s health—largely federal objectives drawn from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 agenda. Overall, the nation is so far from meeting these goals that it receives an overall grade of “Unsatisfactory.”

In March 2010, President Obama signed health care legislation—the Patient Protection and Affor…