For many of us, finding time to incorporate fitness into our daily schedules can be challenging. There are those who have made a daily trip to the gym an integral part of their lives, one that is planned for and considered an investment in the sanctity of their physical and mental health. These people rarely miss a workout, truly enjoy the experience and appreciate the rewards that come as a result of their efforts. But what of you and me, those... Read More
Create a motivational mantra. I am what I eat. Bigger isn't better. I'm in it to win it. Rome wasn't built in a day. Think of a saying that reflects your weight-loss journey and stick to it. When you wake up in the morning, state your mantra aloud. When you're feeling weak, recite your saying over and over. Let these words be inspirational enough to steer you away from unhealthy behaviors. It's important to remember that you didn't gain... Read More
We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.
It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!
The most... Read More
By Kathryn Oneill
I know, I know. What a crazy question!
Considering that we've all tried so many diets until we can give calorie counts in our sleep -- where do I get off asking a question like that?
But bear with me please. This may actually get you closer to your weight loss goals than you... Read More
Tarot images have been used to create positive affirmations, or explore the emotional background of an illness. This will certainly do no harm, it might even do considerable good.
Tarot can be used as a tool to explore the realms of wellness, the harmony of mind, body and spirit. The most potent applications of any symbolic therapy will be to reach the body through the gateway of the unconscious, that part of... Read More
There are several books that one can keep returning to for motivation, reassurance, perspective and the always-needed reality check.
A healthy lifestyle is much more than a workout routine or a diet. These books address it all -- attitude, humor, philosophy, culture, environment. We are what we choose to be, simple enough. That is not to say that we cannot use the occasional carrot at the end of the stick or perhaps a whip hanging... Read More
Having a partner when you are dieting and exercising is not only enjoyable, but also will increase your chances for success. Each person provides positive reinforcement to the other. When one is down, the other provides inspiration and words of encouragement.
In addition to the positive reinforcement, a spirit of competition is a healthy way to "keep the fire burning" and shed those unwanted pounds. This competitiveness can push an individual to... Read More
A journal documenting your dieting journey can be a beneficial tool to ensure achieving weight-loss success. Keeping a record of your efforts and analyzing what works and what does not is tantamount to creating a personal support system.
Your journal can consist of much more than a simple food diary. It can contain detailed information about your exercise efforts, your feelings and behaviors -- whatever will raise self-awareness and keep... Read More
By Janice Feuerhelm
Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide. Chronic pain is different than acute pain. Chronic pain is pain that continues long after the original cause. Chronic pain also has a psychological component that affects every area of one's life. The challenge of living with chronic... Read More
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 30 percent of Americans are obese (defined as having a BMI rating of 30 or more). That equates to roughly 90 million people. Unfortunately, the knowledge of this statistic alone is not sufficient enough to create a positive trend toward diet and exercise; instead, many people rely on age-old excuses to justify their condition.
Arguably... Read More