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Why? Why?

April 1st, 2011, No Comments

Hungry for Health: A Journey Through Cleveland’s Food Desert – A Documentary, begs to ask two questions: If Willa Sparks can do it, why can’t you? Why does Willa Sparks have to?   Hungry For Health: A Journey Through Cleveland’s Food Desert from Theresa Desautels on Vimeo. Hungry for Health features a day in the [...]

Sleep, Stress, and Weight Loss

March 30th, 2011, No Comments

If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more [...]

Use Scale as a Weight Loss Tool, Not a Judge

March 16th, 2011, No Comments

Should you weigh yourself every day? Should it be once per week, [a month] or never at all? The advice about weighing can be as confusing and conflicting as the advice about eating eggs or drinking wine. Some experts say that weighing should be kept to a minimum so that we don’t get obsessed; others [...]

March is National Nutrition Month!

March 2nd, 2011, No Comments

The American Dietetic Association is encouraging everyone to Eat Right with Color What exactly does that mean? Michael Pollan writes in his wonderful book Food Rules, “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” “The colors of many vegetables reflect the different antioxidant phytochemicals they contain – [...]

The “Godfather’s” 10 Point Self-Improvement Plan

January 5th, 2011, No Comments

Jack LaLanne is considered by many in the fitness industry to be the “Godfather” of the fitness movement. In 1936, Jack LaLanne opened the first modern health spa in the U.S. He’s also credited with inventing many of the weight machines that are now standard in many of today’s modern gyms and health spa’s, such [...]

Who Want’s to Live Forever?

October 22nd, 2010, No Comments

Ok, ok… As far as we know it’s not possible to live forever even if you wanted to… but how about a very long time? Say 100 years. What if you could live to be 100 and still be living a healthy, active and productive life – is that something you’d want? Well if it [...]

More Reason to “Be In Charge of Your Own Health and Wellness”

September 10th, 2010, No Comments

As a licensed wellness coach and certified fitness professional, I tend to repeat myself a lot during my day. I count repetitions when I train my clients, and remind them about the importance of stabilization and alignment. And I make sure that I reiterate, how important making positive food choices and exercising consistently will be [...]

Are You in Pain?

September 1st, 2010, No Comments

Is Obesity a Side Effect of PAIN? According to Dr. Peggy Mason, Chair of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, eating is a natural form of pain relief. During the course of her research, Dr. Mason found that rats will not react to moderate amounts of pain while they are eating or even if they [...]

Summer Salads

July 16th, 2010, No Comments

I found this piece about summer salads searching The New York Times website. I love salads, and because I eat so many of them I’m always looking for new and creative salad ideas to add a little variety and spice-up my diet. I thought all of these summer salads sounded delicious and interesting (below you’ll find the [...]

Oh Oh!

April 28th, 2010, No Comments

I love to read health & fitness related research, and I often use the results and conclusions of research studies to support my personal training/wellness coaching philosophy. And so I was a little dismayed when I found this article in Newsweek Magazine – that was of course until I read the last line… Rats! Science Has a [...]

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