‘healthy lifestyle’

Resistant to Exercise? It May Be How You Think About It

By Darla Breckenridge on 09/03/2012

“I don’t want to go to my appointment with my trainer.” “I hate walking.” “I should go swimming, but I’d rather not.” It is statements like these that take us down the slippery slope into inertia, funky feelings, “the pits”.  We can feel pressured, required, and “shoulded” to do what is good for us. So how do we get through […] Read more »


Fitness Friday Book Review: The Fat Chick Works Out!

By Lisa Christie on 08/31/2012

A book review by Green Mountain alum, Jill C. “The Fat Chick Works Out” Author Jeanette DePatie is a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate and exercise instructor who wants you to rediscover movement and the powerful benefits it can bring to you at your current size. Those immediate benefits can include a lower risk of cancer, improved mood, better […] Read more »


Fitness Friday: My Fitness Inspiration

By Lisa Christie on 08/24/2012

Following the Olympics, I saw dozens of athletes who inspire me. Missy Franklin – what a phenom! Gabby Douglas – did you see her on the balance beam? Usain Bolt – do I even need to say anything? But my real fitness inspiration, or fit-spiration, is someone just like you and me. In fact, you might know her. She’s part […] Read more »


Fitness Friday: Five Reasons to “Go Take a Hike”

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/20/2012

Many women who come to Green Mountain reconnect to exercise and rediscover their joy of movement by just being more active outdoors again. Volleyball games, walking the logging trail, and shorter hikes are among the most popular activities here. I personally love hiking – you can take in the beauty of nature and the health benefits are numerous. Here are […] Read more »

Stress: Restricting Self Care

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/16/2012

As stress increases, self care decreases. So the more stress we have, the less likely we are to make time for ourselves. As food restriction increases, bingeing increases. So the more we restrict, the more vulnerable we are to bingeing. Learning how to habituate self care is so important when working to manage stress and out of control eating. Many […] Read more »

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