Health & Weight Management Perspectives
Accept Your Wonderful Self Challenge unrealistic messages and disparaging attitudes, and start practicing some self-love. The irony is that healthy self and size acceptance is key to achieving your natural, healthy weight, too. Before & After: A New Look at New Year’s Resolutions For many of us, the holidays are a time of abundant food, which leaves us resolving to clean up our act in the New Year. Consider a different way to approach your new year. Beyond the Scale Did you weigh yourself today? Were you happy with the number? Uh…did we hear a resounding ‘no?’ Here’s an idea: Get rid of the scale. Read our FitBriefing for better ideas on how to keep yourself going with your healthy lifestyle. Change The Way You Think for Weight Loss Success “No matter what I’ve tried, nothing changes.”
“I have been on a diet most of my life and I am at my heaviest weight.”
Have you ever said something like this to yourself? If so, you can probably relate to the feeling of being stuck. Stuckness often pervades our feelings about our eating patterns, how much we weigh, how we feel about ourselves, and leads to a hopelessness we can’t seem to shake. Creating Successful Lifestyle Change – Are You Ready for Change? Are you ready for change? If you are, the key question is where to begin? You can only begin where you are. Read this FitBriefing to learn about the different stages of change, to help make any effort to change successful. Feeding Our Daughters Well What did you learn about healthy eating from your mom? Is it something you want to pass on to your daughter (or son)? Read more to find out how we can help make sure our children don’t struggle with weight as adults. It’s a worthwhile read for any woman who wants to help the young children in her life. Healthy Eating for Healthy Weight Loss: It May Look Like a Diet but It’s How You Think About It Adding structure to our eating may seem like a diet at first, but it’s all in how you think about it. Read this FitBriefing for tips on adding structure while keeping things flexible. Healthy Living: Taking It Outside! As summer continues its march towards cooler weather, it’s a perfect time to revisit the joys of being outdoors…even in winter. Our fitness expert LynnAnn Covell shares her thoughts to help increase the pleasure you find in working out, and thereby how often you do it! How Negative Body Image Affects Your Weight…and Life Could a negative body image be one of the main reasons you keep struggling with your weight? The surprising answer is yes. Read this FitBriefing for more insight into this all-too-common problem. Improving Body Image for Healthy Weight Loss Success: Loving Our Bodies You stand before a mirror, with or without clothing. Where do your thoughts go? Chances are, not to a good place. Yet those very thoughts can have a have a major impact on how successful you are at reaching your health goals. Read more to learn more about changing negative thoughts into supportive ones. Intrinsic Exercise: Learning to Love Physical Activity When was the last time you donned your sneakers, strapped on your tune player and pranced out the front door, eager to get moving? If it’s been a while, you might find this FitBriefing just the ticket to becoming physically active for life. Jump Start Your Weight Loss Program: Stop Dieting & Get Fit! If you’re thinking about starting yet another effort to trim down, think twice about how you do it. Read this FitBriefing about how to do if differently for real success in reaching your healthy weight and fitness goals. Laughter is the Best Medicine It just feels good to laugh, and lo and behold, laughing is good for us! Read more about how a good belly laugh not only warms the soul but also strengthens the body Lose the Dead Weight Get rid of the dead weight you might be carrying around (it’s not what you might think)…. Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes that Last No doubt you’ve seen headlines that claim people lose weight faster on one type of diet than on another. What you may not have seen is that people regain weight after either diet. What obviously doesn’t make the news is that healthy lifestyles, not dieting, is the path towards permanent healthy weight loss. Mindfulness Through Meditation: Practicing Balance & Peace Learn how to make mindfulness a habit and enjoy the peace and balance it brings to your life. Overcoming Exercise Fears: Yes, You Can! What’s that you say? The last thing you want to do is go outside where folks will laugh at you, or you won’t be able to keep up with your friends, or you’ll even get hurt? Read this FitBriefing for help with conquering your exercise fears. Then get out there and enjoy. Our New Year’s Resolution for Healthy Living and Healthy Weight Loss: Make it a ‘Best’ New Year! We go beyond ‘happy’ when we think of the New Year. We wish you the ‘best!’ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO or PCOS): Definition, Diagnosis & Management Do you have irregular menstrual periods, sometimes missing cycles and/or experiencing excessive bleeding, while also struggling with excess abdominal fat? If so, you might be one of the estimated 70% of women with irregular menstrual cycles who have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Learn healthy lifestyle tips on managing this problem. Putting the Pizzazz Back into Your Exercise Routine It happens to the best of us. One day, we’re lovin’ our physical activity routine; the next, frankly, we’re bored, bored, bored. If we have to do that again (whatever that is), we’d rather not do anything at all. What’s a fool for fitness to do? Read this FitBriefing to find out. Run, Run, Rudolph! Is staying fit at the top of your ‘to do’ list this season? This month’s FitBriefing gives some realistic tips for staying fit and making this holiday time healthy and happy for all. Staying Fit While Having Fun This Summer As we take off for a bit of summer fun, can we leave our exercise routines at home? As this month’s FitBriefing explains, doing so might mean a whole lot more fun! Staying Mindful During the Holidays Calm eating and weight worries and enjoy the holidays! 10 Tips to Guarantee Holiday Weight Gain The annual holiday food fight is about to begin, where conflicted women face down rich-food eating traditions. Enjoy our twist on the subject — “10 Tips to Make Sure You Gain Weight during the Holidays.” We hope this tongue-in-cheek advice emphasizes exactly what not to do to enjoy healthy, happy holidays. Weight Loss Information: Coping with People at Home Make sure your gatherings stay fun by educating those around you how to support you in your health and healthy weight efforts. And educate yourself in how to deal with those who just can’t understand what real support is.