Our food system is broken. We eat food that comes from packages, boxes and cans containing ingredients that even someone with a doctorate cannot pronounce or identify each part. If our conscious mind cannot conceptualize these foods, well then how is our body supposed to make sense of them.
After a long winter here of holiday celebrations, the new year hit, and I set a goal to limit my drinking from the prior year. Step one was to change my mentality and find other substitutions for alcohol’s role in my life. With a tough job, alcohol will calm you down during the workweek. This is actually not true. Alcohol has the same effect on our body as anti-anxiety medications like Xanax or Ativan. The issue is that this temporary sedative response will often lead to dependency, interfere or block deep sleep needed for stress management, alter your stress hormones which can change your dietary intake, exercise benefit, and overall health.
Let me start by saying that I am not an alcoholic. I do not have a drinking problem, nor do I have an addiction. However, I will tell you that alcohol is a problem for more of you than you probably are aware of. Alcohol may be the cause of that body composition rut, exercise plateau or sleep problem you are suffering from.
So, this is a blog about healthy living through diet and exercise, right? Well, let’s talk about the most basic form of exercise and the benefits that come along with it. Walking – to move at a regular pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at …
“I just don’t have the time to work out, my schedule is way too busy”. “I just don’t have the time to dedicate to working out the way I want.” Can’t seem to fit exercise in? Then you may be going about your approach the wrong way. Exercise should be treated as something you do for your …
As this year begins, many of us are looking for the next step in our progression through life. New gym members flood our familiar space, cookies fill our shelves and the post-holiday blues drag us down.
Fret not dear readers, because you can win this new year wellness game. Do you know how? Well, you set the rules.