No, wine isn’t better than exercise

Did you see the news today reporting wine is better for you than exercise? Me too. Here is the thing: That’s not what the study says. The truth is that older people who drink moderately statistically live longer than non-drinkers. They are 18% less likely to die prematurely. People who exercise 15 to 45 minutes…

Tips To Keep Moving Even When You Are Injured

How do you stay active when you can’t walk? A Thanksgiving kitchen accident involving a pot of boiling water put my 15-year-old daughter in a walking boot to protect her scalded foot for a month.  Her injury healed well, but in the process we needed to find ways for her to stay active. I shared…

Choosing A Fitness App: Wellness Tip for Busy Women

With thousands of fitness and weight loss apps available, how do you choose one which will actually help you meet your goals? That’s a good question! Several studies have been conducted recently which provide clear evidence suggesting well designed apps can increase activity levels and keep you motivated. As I wrote in an article on…

What Is The Heart Of Wellness?

After months of work, we are proud to announce The Heart of Wellness! The Heart of Wellness is a science-based program that anyone—sedentary or fit—can use to improve long-term well being. The high energy and high content keynote program is combined with a daily follow up program that is measurable as well as motivational. When…

Move In Your Seat: Healthy Meeting Tips at MANA Conference

This morning’s Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists started off with a line dance and fun. Eliz presented “Move Your Bootie” and shared strategies to move in your seat during meetings to keep the blood flowing and increase attention.  Participants in the 7 am session ended with a line dance and smiles. Later in the day…

Healthy Meeting Tips

Get Up! Tips for a healthy and productive meeting, conference, or convention Recently, I had the honor of presenting a session at the National Speakers Association Convention about healthy meeting strategies.  Here is the companion article for the session: A multiple day conference can undo the good work of healthy habits.  Four hours of sitting…

5 Reasons To Love The Fitbit

What is so great about the Fitbit? Eliz expresses her deep, abiding, geeky love for the fitness tool, Fitbit. Five Reasons To Love the Fitbit: It’s easy to use and durable It tracks so much more than steps including sleep, amount of water you drink, and calories eaten. Tons of geeky data!! The silent alarm…

Take A Stand For Your Health

Don’t Just Sit There! Heading to the gym every morning may not be enough if you sit at your desk all day!  Recent studies show among people who exercise regularly, those who sit most of the day have larger waists and higher blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid levels than people who don’t. Americans spend…