Belly Fat Hurts Your Brain: Busy Woman’s Guide

Reducing belly fat reduces your risk of dementia! Researchers at Kaiser Permanente found people who are both obese and have a large belly in their 40s are three times more likely to experience dementia than those with a healthy weight and belly size. “The take-home message from this study is that one should not only…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Lent and Your Heart

For those who observe it, Lent is a time to reflect, spend more time being grateful, and to sacrifice. But will giving up chocolate for 40 days make you more spiritual or impact your health? Why not commit to doing something good for your health and reflect on the beauty of the body you’ve been…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting a Grip on Clutter Induced Stress

Help! I’m surrounded! The clutter in my office is overwhelming – I’ve got clutter induced stress! After almost a month of travel and very little time at home, my office is a mess. I am overwhelmed by the amount of stuff collected on the top of my desk, floor of my office, and in my…

Busy Women: Listen To Your Heart!

During Heart Month take a moment to listen to your heart. What is it telling you? What does it need? What does it yearn for? Women are great at compartmentalizing and multitasking. Too often, however, we put the idea of taking care of ourselves away — out of mind to take care of other things.…

Facebook Is Good For Your Heart!

Being a grown-up can be lonely. So often we spend our days alone, even if we are surrounded by people. Yet, taking the time to connect with people you care about in a positive way is very important to managing your stress and keeping your heart healthy. Could a social networking site the answer? Yes,…

Get Some Shut-Eye: Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy New Year Tip #8

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” I hear the phrase from many friends. Perhaps it is the unofficial motto of busy women? How often do you sacrifice sleep to get something done? We all do it, stay up a little later, get up a little earlier, or allow the worries of the day to creep in…

Choose Your Soundtrack: Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy New Year Tip #7

What makes up the soundtrack to your life? Have you ever noticed how movies and television shows use music to set the mood? There is a reason sports arenas blast rock music and the spa plays plinky-plunky quiet music. Are you using music to set your mood? Think about it. Are you listening to codependent…

Spice it up!: Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy New Year Tip #6

Does eating healthy sound like eating bland to you? Heart healthy meals don’t need to be boring. Spice them up! I received a salt-free seasonings box from Penzeys Spices for Christmas, and our whole family is delighted! A chicken breast sprinkled with the Tuscan Sunset seasoning and broiled is delicious. Whole grain pasta, a splash…

Unplug: Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy New Year Tip #5

Are you suffering from Electronic Induced Stress? Here are some ways to tell: If you cell phone has stopped being a convenience and has become a burden, interrupting your life and limiting your productivity… If turning off your phone makes you anxious and fearful of what you might miss… If your ear feels odd without…