Cravings and hunger pains are the top 2 things that keep me from staying on track with a healthy lifestyle. It is almost impossible for me to ignore that chocolate cupcake piled high with icing when my stomach is grumbling. And it is very hard to focus on work when all I can think about […]
Recently, I’ve written about what you should do if your spouse doesn’t want to get healthy, and I’ll be honest, this is something my husband tries to help me with. I struggle with motivation and constantly look for new reasons to get myself moving. Lately, I’ve discovered something that helps me, I created something that helps me and I’m going to tell you all about both of them!
The other day I came upon this interesting graphic from Think About Your Eyes, a national campaign promoting the benefits and importance of eye health. They surveyed members of a national fitness center and found that even though they realized the importance of their body health and fitness, they tend to neglect their eye health.
Earlier this year I told you how my chronic migraines affect my life. As a migraineur (a migraine sufferer) it is really easy for me to get caught up in how my migraines affect me and forget how it may affect my loved ones—especially my husband. Chronic illness can be tough on a marriage. Here are some ways that we have been able to keep our relationship strong despite my chronic migraines.
Did you know that being a dog owner can make you healthier and give you a longer life? Our canine friends help to lower stress, anxiety, and even blood pressure. Obviously, you want to return the favor and make your dog’s life as long and healthy as you can. Dogs need exercise to be healthy. […]
I’ve said in the past that I am not big on making New Year’s resolutions (except maybe for fun ones like these). That doesn’t mean that I don’t reflect on the previous year and how I might want to improve in the new one. This year I decided that we needed to save more money, and I needed to get healthier. Pretty broad statements, huh? Then I got routine blood work and my doctor told me that my Vitamin D level was low. He said that I needed to improve this for bone health.
Have you ever met the perfect health conscious couple? These couples seem to be on the same page when it comes to eating right, drinking all the right fluids, and go to the gym together 4 days a week. They run a 5K several times a year to support all the right causes and wouldn’t dream of smoking, over indulging in alcohol or becoming a couch potato on the weekend. Don’t you just hate them? In reality, it seems that most couples (like my husband and I) are not on the same page when it comes to health and fitness. There may be one spouse who is health conscious (my hubby) but the other is content to sit around, watch TV and eat bon bons (me).
I’ve mentioned my migraines in the past, but I’ve never really talked about my life with migraines. Why? Probably because I don’t like to dwell on them. Migraines take enough of my time offline, I haven’t really wanted them to take my online time as well. However, I have decided to share some of my life with migraines to hopefully help others understand what can be involved so that you may empathize with any migraine sufferers in your life.
It never fails. January begins and you start seeing ads for fitness and weight loss products all over! Obviously, this is due to the fact that weight loss or getting in shape is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. But how do you know which products to buy? Should you read up on the topic? Should you ask friends for recommendations? I do a bit of both; I head over to Amazon and look up the best-selling products in the category I am interested in pursuing.
Every day, we encounter stressful situations and things that exhaust us physically. The holidays are no exception. In fact, they can be even more stressful, especially for newlyweds. You have so many things to deal with: Where will you spend the holidays? Should you host a party for friends and family? Is your new house big enough to hold a party? What presents should you get your in-laws? How much should you spend? How will you deal with family expectations? And the list goes on!