Tip: Keep a Food Journal

Keep a food journal to accurately monitor your food consumption. This is especially important for people wanting to eat healthier and starting a new dietary routine.

Keep a Food JournalKeep a food journal to accurately monitor your food consumption.  This is especially important for people wanting to eat healthier and starting a new dietary routine.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when people write down what they ate in a food journal, they realized they have been underestimating their food consumption by an average of 1,053 calories a day.

Call to Action:

  1. Record everything you eat and drink for a day in a personal food journal.
  2. When keeping a food journal remember to write down everything you drink and eat including small bites of anything. Continue reading “Tip: Keep a Food Journal”

Tip: Good Nights Sleep

As a natural sleep aid, a power down hour will help ensure a good night’s sleep. One hour before bedtime, prepare your body for rest and reduce the chance of having trouble falling asleep.

As a natural sleep aid, a power down hour will help ensure a good night’s sleep.  One hour before bedtime, prepare your body for rest and reduce the chance of having trouble falling asleep.

Call to Action:

  1. Spend 20 minutes doing light chores that must be done so you will sleep better (pack book bags, make lunches, do NOT do heavy cleaning).
  2. Spend 20 minutes on personal hygiene. Continue reading “Tip: Good Nights Sleep”

Tip: Natural Skin Products

When selecting hygiene and skincare products (lotions, soaps, shampoos, makeup, etc.) be sure to read the labels. Look for 100% natural ingredients. Your skin absorbs what you put on it.

Do you make a point of only buying natural skincare products?

When selecting hygiene and skincare products (lotions, soaps, shampoos, makeup, etc.) be sure to read the labels.  Look for 100% natural ingredients.  If you can’t pronounce the name you probably do not want to put it on your skin.  Your skin absorbs what you put on it.

Call to Action: Continue reading “Tip: Natural Skin Products”

Tip: Body Hydration

Our bodies run on water as our cars run on gas. Every organ and body process utilizes water to function optimally and efficiently. One rule of thumb is to drink half your body’s weight in ounces of water.

Our bodies run on water as our cars run on gas.  Every organ and body process utilizes water to function optimally and efficiently.  A few facts as a reminder:

  • Your body is 83 percent water.
  • Your muscles are 75 percent water.
  • Your brain is 74 percent water.
  • Your bones are 22 percent water.
  • Water is necessary for digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • Water removes the waste from our bodies.
  • Water flushes toxins and fat through the kidneys and liver.

How much water should you drink per day? Continue reading “Tip: Body Hydration”