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…

Not My Job

Did you make a new years resolution? I didn’t. Why not set a theme for the year, rather than making yet another New Years Resolution? Years ago I gave up making New Years Resolutions.  They don’t work for me.  I have, however, developed a habit of choosing a word or phrase to be a theme…

Standing Meetings

How much time do you spend in meetings each week? Are too many meetings hurting your health? American workers report wasting nearly 3 hours per week in meetings. Nearly 50% of people report “too many meetings” as the biggest time waster at work. All of these meetings can have an impact on your waist as…

New Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines

What do the new heart disease prevention guidelines mean? The public health impact of cardiovascular disease motivated the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to release updated guidelines for the prevention of heart disease and stroke. The goal is to help Americans reduce risk and live longer healthier lives. The guidelines result…

Is Your Goal Reasonable?

Concrete and reasonable goals are more achievable! While developing an intake questionnaire for my coaching clients, I have fallen in love with these two questions: Is your goal reasonable in the time allowed and with your current commitments? How will you measure your success? Think about it. How often do we set goals that are…

Use Your Resources Wisely

The Girl Scout Law and Wellness Eliz had the honor of presenting a wellness program to Girl Scout Leaders during a leadership training retreat. She designed a wellness program based on the Girl Scout Law. What can the Girl Scout Law tell us about wellness? Quite a bit. One line of the law is: Use…

Are You Kidding? A Rant About Wellness Messaging

Please excuse me – I need to rant. September often brings the roll-out of new workplace wellness efforts.  Believe me, I am all for creating an environment to support healthy employees.  Today a reader sent this picture: Are You Kidding? The goal of wellness message should be to encourage healthy behavior.  This one made the…

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. More than 5.1 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). As the Baby Boomers age, these numbers will increase and are expected to reach nearly 16 million by 2050.  September is Afib awareness month, take a few moments to learn about the symptoms and risk…

Tips For A Healthy Convention

Today I am traveling to the annual convention for the National Speakers Convention.  This four day event is the highlight of my professional year and I can’t wait to reconnect with my fellow members and get new ideas to build my business.  Four days in a hotel and six days on the road can throw…