Why Didn’t Rosie O’Donnell Call 911?

Recently television host Rosie O’Donnell announced she had a heart attack.  Rosie Googled heart attack symptoms, recognized what she was experiencing, and then convinced herself not to call 911.  She waited until the next day to go to the doctor.  We are lucky she is still with us. A good friend, on hearing the story,…

Do Artificial Sweeteners Reduce Calorie Intake?

Does that ‘diet’ soda really help? A recent study released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA)  on the role of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) and sugar intake indicates artificial sweeteners have a limited impact on sugar intake and could lead to consuming more calories per day. Really? Yes, it turns out…

Working Moms Healthier?

Does a paycheck make mom more healthy? In reaction to preliminary findings presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Denver this weekend, several news sources have published article proclaiming working moms to be more healthy than moms who stay home with their children.  Read the Everyday Health Article here. “Work is good for…

Are Protein Shakes a Good Idea?

Is a protein shake good for you? Well, that depends… What are you trying to achieve? If you are trying to increase muscle mass and are working out, yes a protein shake could be helpful. If you are trying to lose weight, a protein shake can be useful only if you replace other calories with…

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: 12-year-old Girl!

Healthy 12-year old has heart attack at school We all would rather think heart disease is something other people need to worry about.  The truth is, even if you are young and healthy – you need to pay attention! I found this video chilling, since my girls are almost 12 Would you know what to…

Time with your “Ilk”: Stress Management Tip

Reduce stress by interacting with people who “get you”! Maintaining positive relationships can be key in managing stress. So, when was the last time you spent time with people who really “get you”, understand who you are, what you do, and why you do it? Last week my wonderful husband said to me, “You need…

Heat Stroke is No Joke!

Hot weather poses serious health risks! With forecasts in the 90s and 100s for much of the country, it is time for a quick reminder about Heat Stroke. Heat Stroke is No Joke: it is a medical emergency.  If you or someone near you is experiencing Heat Stroke symptoms, seek medical attention right away. Heat…

Pay Your Body Back with Sleep: Ag-educator Event

Today I have the pleasure of presenting Pay Your Body Back to a group of hard-working Ag-educators in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  One of the most important tips in the program is about sleep – and getting enough of it.  As demonstrated in the Everyday Health video below – Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels shares how lack…

Meet On Your Feet

Need creativity and productivity in your next meeting? Get your people on their feet! Recently I facilitated a difficult meeting for an association board facing decreasing revenues and a tough decision about staffing.  The organization needed creative thought and an action plan by the end of the day. They needed to meet on their feet!…