Physical Fitness: Working Around Pitfalls

How Do You Rate? When it comes to physical fitness, it’s very much a use it or lose it situation.  A lot of us are losing it. CDC Infographic:  Physically Inactive Adults Take a look at this map from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, plotting Physically Inactive Adults for the year 2008. This […]

Events as Motivators

This weekend I'll be running in a 5K.  I haven't been in a race since 9th grade and I'm a bit nervous about it.  Now, this is no marathon that I'm talking about running, but it's just the fact that it's a competition that makes me nervous.  Why would I subject myself to this then?  […]

Taking It Outside: Moving Because We Want To

In many places throughout the US, school is already back in full swing or just getting started today.  And while that means different things for different folks, it does mark a change in seasons right before the change in seasons really happens. That change is a spectacular one in Vermont.  One of the prettiest times […]

Changing for Me, Not for Others

A component of our new Food As Medicine Program at Green Mountain is food sensitivity testing.  We use LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) MRT (Mediator Release Testing) to assess for food and food-chemical sensitivities.  People experience a wide range of symptoms from food sensitivities, the most common of which are headaches, migraines, IBS, diarrhea, and fibromyalgia.  […]

The Comparison Game

Why can’t I have Gwen Stefani’s abs, or Jennifer Aniston’s chin, or my co-worker’s clear complexion????  Well, basically the answer is, because I’m not them.  My genes are different; my lifestyle is different, so of course we don’t look the same.  While it’s common knowledge that we all are different, why is it so easy […]

Motivation to Exercise

Getting motivated to start moving can be a tough thing.    I actually enjoy exercise, it’s just the getting off the couch that is the hardest part. I often talk about “bribing myself to exercise.”  For example, my treadmill is constantly set up with a mini DVD player in the magazine rack and speakers in the […]

All Or Nothing – The Truth About Motivation

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor […]

Losing 150 Pounds: One Woman’s Story

Losing weight can be hard.  Keeping it off can be even harder given our environment that almost seems to encourage the opposite.  And approaches that don’t add up to the best weight loss program practices for most of us.   Annabel from Feed Me I’m Cranky shares her formula for success in our interview below.  […]