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The Downside of Being Fit and Lean

My husband was shopping for a workout outfit for me recently at a fitness store and not sure what size bra top to buy for me. The clerk logically asked him for my bra size. My husband replied “She doesn’t wear a bra.” The employee persisted: “Well, what cup size

Pre-Holiday Game Plan: How to Keep Sane and Not Gain

Do you enjoy the holidays but also dread the craziness, stress, and weight gain? Want to end the holiday season feeling good about yourself and being able to zip up your jeans? Follow these 3 simple tips: 1. Focus on portion control The simplest way to control your food intake

The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need to Live a Healthy Life

It’s holiday time! For many of us that means overeating, followed by dieting, typically in the form of an ill-fated, but well intentioned New Year’s resolution. Others are bound and determined to sweat off the excess baggage by plunking down a hefty sum for a long-term gym membership. For added

Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

 Be a little indulgent. Be a little wimpy. Be a little imperfect. I’m suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors. This may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s the only effective coping mechanism in

The 5 Secrets to Lifestyle Change

I’m a trained Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer and have helped many clients make permanent lifestyle changes. It’s not an easy thing to do. Look aroun - there’s no escaping the fact that the world is conspiring to make us all fat and lazy. Fast food drive-thrus are ubiquitous

7 Steps for Getting Your Stress Under Control

Are you rushing through life? Do you find yourself constantly multi-tasking? Is a good day one where you managed to show up and the right time and place for all your work and personal obligations? If any of these descriptions fits your lifestyle, I urge you to start getting your

How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Life

Isn’t it ironic that we have so many modern conveniences, but can’t find the time to take care of ourselves? According to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 80% of U.S. adults don’t meet the minimal exercise guidelines—a paltry 2.5 hours per week of aerobic exercise and some minimal

6 Diet and Nutrition Myths Debunked

Are you confused about what you should and shouldn’t be eating? Are eggs good for you or will they give you a heart attack? Have you been enjoying your nightly glass of red wine only to read the latest study which claims that any amount of alcohol is bad for

What Accounts for the Obesity Epidemic?

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet? Is it due to “fat” genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost of fresh fruits and

Dana’s Blog–Reflections on the Wellness Coaching Experience

Dana's Blog My Experience with Wellness Coaching I finished my three months working with Coach Lorie, making major changes to my lifestyle, thanks to her suggestions and advice.  I found her readily available, responsive to my needs and flexible--this last virtue included that fact that she was able to change