THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HEALTHY

We are proactive about so many things in our lives. We eat a meal before we are absolutely starving. We pay our power bill before the power gets turned off. We wake up in the morning with enough time to finish our morning routines and still get where we need to be on time… at least most of the time. However, when it comes to our health, we seem to shift to the opposite of being proactive and settle for being reactive. In other words, it’s not until we get sick that we realize the importance of taking care of ourselves. Even the smallest cold or a nasty flu seem to be enough to kick us into the “get proper rest, drink plenty of water, take our vitamins, and eat healthy foods” mode. And, this is just for the lucky ones. Often times the scenario can be much worse—high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, or cancer—and only the lucky few get a second chance at taking better care of themselves. It’s time for us to change our ways when it comes to taking care of ourselves. We need to make our health our top priority, for without it, we have and can do nothing. But don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of getting healthy or healthier. You don’t need to starve yourself and commit to working out seven days a week. That’s not necessarily healthy either. Rather, start seeing your state of health as the result of hundreds or thousands of smaller decisions. We eat our food one bite at a time. We exercise one step at a time. We check-in with ourselves and our loved ones, one moment at a time. It is these small increments, when done properly and with the right frequency, that lead us to healthy-ville… or not. So don’t wait till you “have to,” choose to. Feel and be healthier than ever before in a mind, body, and soul sort of way. Your health matters. A big thank you to Patty Malcolm for letting us step into her kitchen at www.chickfoodtv.com For more great recipes, make sure to sign up for her newsletter and enjoy some amazing plant-based food.    

THIS WEEK: CHEWS WISELY

When it comes to diet, we mostly talk about what we actually put in our mouths. There are plenty of debates to be had and diets to try: the DASH, the Paleo, Vegan, Flexitarian, TLC, Volumetrics, and many more. Each of these diets has their […]

THIS WEEK: BE SAFE

We have all heard these three words before, “Please, be safe!” For that matter, we’ve probably used the same phrase with people we love as well. And what comes to mind might be some good ol’e warnings: “Don’t run on the wet pool deck.” Or, […]

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE JOY

Are you ready to smile? Are you ready to laugh… like till it hurts? Hope so. Typically, when taking action on getting healthier, the two areas that get most of the attention are diet and exercise. Calories in and calories out, right? Pretty simple equation. […]

THIS WEEK: KNOW THE FACTS

Here’s a fact: Stroke threatens millions of lives. Here’s another: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disabilities. Ready for one more? Strokes are largely preventable, treatable, and beatable. In fact, 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Now that’s a healthy, do-good goal we […]

THIS WEEK: MOVE YOUR BODY

These days, the average person sleeps about seven and a half hours per night and sits for nine and a half hours per day. Combined, that’s around seventeen hours of non-activity. You may or may not think that’s so bad, after all, you need your […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HEALTHY

It’s amazing how little we think about our big toe, until we stub it. Or how breathing just happens effortlessly, until our nose gets clogged. Our health is something that we don’t think about much, until it’s compromised. After all, if everything is working fine, what’s there to think about? But, when we’re not 100% or even 95%, all of a sudden, we tune into the importance of health. Sure, a fever or a bad knee can slow you down… missing work, missing school, managing pain, not sleeping, not exercising, maybe even getting depressed; but, what we find interesting is that the intensity of our negative thoughts or feelings when we are sick or injured is far greater compared to those of positivity or celebration when we are actually healthy. In fact, it’s not even close. We’re pretty sure you understand that health is a precious thing. It’s key to experiencing life and being all we can be. So let’s really commit to being responsible for it and celebrating it, once and for all. Our bodies are fine-tuned machines that depend on us to do our part to keep them running. So let’s get picky about what we fuel our bodies with, understand them better, and do what it takes to keep them humming. Our health matters. http://wordpress-454286-1422414.cloudwaysapps.com  

THIS WEEK: BE PICKY

Picky eaters get a bad wrap. Well, maybe we should clarify here. See, no one loves “that” person who literally has to change every single ingredient while ordering something at a restaurant. And, food sensitivities have their place, but it might be fair to say […]

THIS WEEK: GET YOUR REST

Do you feel sluggish? Do you find yourself yawning throughout your day?  Can you not even think about starting your day until you’ve had that cup of coffee, soda, or energy drink? Well, if you are like the millions of adults around the world, you […]

THIS WEEK: EMBRACE YOURSELF

When it comes to being healthy, the first place we usually go is to our physical health. You know, it’s the eat better, lose weight, and exercise type of stuff. And, we completely understand why. However, there is another side of our health that is […]