Busy Woman’s Guide at Centegra Strong Woman Event

Centegra Health System in Chrystal Lake, Illinois, hosts an annual day for women, this year providing 600 women with health screenings, conversations with physicians at lunch, and a wealth of health information.  Heart attack survivor and wellness speaker Eliz Greene shared her keynote, the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart to close the event.…

Real Valentine: Learn CPR!

If you love someone, learn CPR This video points out the person who needs CPR could be your mom, dad, kid, neighbor, friend or coworker – people you love and value.  Take two minutes to watch our Hands-Only CPR video below – and the one on defibrillators.  Send a real Valentine – Learn CPR! Wishing…

Embrace Your Heart Named to Best Women’s Health Blogs

Top Resources for Women’s Health Woo Hoo! The Embrace Your Heart Blog was named one of the top resources for women’s health by Careers in Health!  We are honored to be alongside great wellness websites such as Women’s Health Bistro, EmpowHer, and OurBodies Ourselves. Check out the full list! Eliz Greene works busy people to…

Here Comes The Chainsaw

How do you manage stress in a situation you cannot control? Here comes the chainsaw, ripping into your life and causing stress.  You didn’t choose it, and you don’t get the choice of stepping aside and saying “no thanks.”  Somehow you will need to figure out how to deal with the problem, and the stress…

Use Your Head (and your heart) Shoveling Snow!

As the first real snow of the season comes our way, we wanted to take the chance to remind you to Use Your Head (and protect your heart) when Shoveling Snow! Good news: Those flakes falling from the sky provide an excellent opportunity for cardiovascular exercise!  Yes, shoveling – or walking behind a snow blower…

Is Stress the New Office Bug?

Stress May Be Contagious! Take steps to avoid this office bug! Our new favorite source for wellness info, Greatist, shares a study revealing how our brains can absorb co-workers’ emotions, behavioral traits, and facial expressions. Sitting next to a stressed colleague may remind us of our own worries, and we sometimes mimic coworkers’ slouched shoulders…

Have a Little Fun

Pay Your Body Back for the seriousness of adult life by having a little fun. Henrietta is roosting in my house! Henrietta is a ceramic chicken who splits her time between our house and my mom’s house – because we take turns sneaking her into the other’s residence! My mom started it!  She bought Henrietta…

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Sitting too much isn’t the same as moving too little! Surprising results from recent studies indicate even if you head to he gym every morning, sitting at your desk all day can have a negative impact on your health! Among people who exercise regularly, those who sit most of the day have larger waists and…

We Have Other Plans

Worried about holiday social commitments taking over your time? Make other plans. No kidding. Right now. Open your calendar and mark every available evening and weekend as committed to your holiday priorities.  That way when you receive an invitation you can quite honestly say, “We have other plans.” Those other plans may be a glass…