In our home, “DIET” is a four letter word. Like many teenagers, I became obsessed about diet and body image, partly fueled by glamorous magazine ads, television and marketing. As I’ve grown older I’ve gained a better body image, partly due to maturing and developing healthy habits physically and emotionally. Having my body change back and forth six times through pregnancy has also been a humbling experience. Through those changes I surrendered expectations of what I thought I should ... Continue Reading
Practical tips for building a positive body image, and modeling it to our kids.
Tips for keeping your fitness resolutions this year.
Health resolutions often top the list of most people’s goals for the new year and working out is usually a high priority in January. Health clubs are jam-packed, fitness memberships are renewed the first couple weeks of the new year. Then, something happens. By the end of the month, your gym bag hasn’t left the house. Your runners are collecting dust. Gyms empty out and the regulars no longer have to fight for the machines. Want to make sure you’re one of the people still clocking in ... Continue Reading
Benefit from the pilates principals by using practical methods around the home.
Pilates is a great form of exercise and you don’t need to visit a studio to benefit from many of the principles taught in a formal class. In fact, Pilates is taught to equip you with practical things you can do everyday to keep you healthy, fit and help manage stress. Here are some elements of practical pilates anyone can do regardless of your fitness background: P–osture - Be mindful of your posture throughout the day. When your body is in proper alignment, all your body systems work ... Continue Reading