Did you know that many fitness experts recommend that you walk 10,000 steps every day? Monitoring your daily steps with a simple pedometer can be an effective way to increase your activity level. Continue reading
A reader sent me an article from The Atlantic, revealing statistics surrounding this topic. I think the results are critical on several levels; one, it highlights what socio-economic areas need to be better educated about the health problems, health-care problems, and financial implications that arise due to obesity. Second, the studies are important because it shows how women need to empower each other to live a healthier lifestyle and how it impacts their ability to support themselves and their families. Continue reading
One change that I always recommend to my clients when we discuss lifestyle-eating, and healthy living options that can be made, is to give up soda.
People often look at me, horrified. They would rather I ask them to nibble on a pigs ear! Here are some facts for you about regular and diet sodas and what they do to your body and your mind. Continue reading
Obesity and the negative medical consequences of that condition are on the rise in the United States. High blood pressure, cardiac issues, cholesterol issues, and Type 2 diabetes are the medical conditions typically associated with obesity. Now researchers are associating GERD with being overweight. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Continue reading