Goal Setting Smart Goals

Follow this proven formula for accountability making sure your goals and activities are SMART.

Goal Setting Smart GoalsThe New Year has arrived. Are you on target to achieve your 2012 health goals? What? You don’t have any goals? You haven’t yet decided on any health goals that you need to work on this year?

Well then, we’ll fix that! Just take a couple of minutes (yes, right now) and jot down the first three to ten things that come to your mind regarding ways you could (or need to) improve the quality of your health. Continue reading “Goal Setting Smart Goals”

Is Every Day Halloween At Your House?

Halloween is coming…and you know what that means, right? The sugar industry is greedily drooling about this time of year. Why? Because in the U.S., it is estimated that we spend close to $2 billion dollars on Halloween candy alone. And for what? Do you feel better as a result? Or do you, and your children, end up experiencing more sugar burnout: suppressed immune system, obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, accelerated aging, and a host of other health concerns?

The good news – it’s not all your fault. Marketing of sugary products is very intentional and very deceptive. In fact, the food industry spends millions upon millions of dollars each year to advertise products loaded with sugar to a population that just can’t seem to get enough. Continue reading “Is Every Day Halloween At Your House?”

Teaching Children Healthy Habits

Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class.

As summer winds down, most children will head back to school this month. Are your children prepared? Do you tend to see this time as a way to instill positive habits in your children? Everything from school performance to quality of life depends so much on good health.

With one to three American children overweight or obese, it’s no wonder that Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other disorders that once only plagued adults now strike teenagers. Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class. Continue reading “Teaching Children Healthy Habits”

Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

Only 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day are needed to gain numerous benefits, and improve your health and quality of life.

40 Great Ways Exercise Improves Your Life

Exercise is so critical to your wellness, both physical and mental, than many folks are wanting to accept, as you sit in your recliner clicking your remote control or going to your mailbox and back on your riding lawn mower. Only 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day are needed to gain numerous benefits, and improve your health and quality of life.

There are so many proven health benefits of exercising regularly. The more intense the exercise, the more significant the health benefits (though people with certain health risks should not do vigorous exercise). However, even minor levels of exercise can help achieve the following:

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Change Your Thinking Change Your Life – You Are What You Think

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Change Your Thinking

Your thinking has various effects on your actions and life. The way you think and your thoughts are extremely important. Most people allow their minds to create incredible stories, much of which is based on drama and disaster, circumstances which probably never happened and most likely never will.

Your mind is only a part of you. It’s important to keep this fact in perspective. You are much greater than your mind; again the mind is just one part. Since you can’t eliminate your mind, you want to control it, direct it, and train it to do as you want it to rather than work against you. This is a point that T. Harv Eker makes in his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, although he is talking about creating wealth, so many of his secrets can be applied to creating and maintaining optimal health. Continue reading “Change Your Thinking Change Your Life – You Are What You Think”