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How Lack of Sleep Results in Weight Gain

 Lately, I have been waking up at 3:00 AM and finding it hard to go back to sleep. I thought about starting my days at 3:00 AM and adjusting my bedtime to 7:00 PM, but that seemed irrational. Instead, I started reading articles about how to get a better night’s

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3 Reasons Why Middle-Aged Women Need a Personal Trainer

According to BMC Women’s Health, about half of women decrease their regular exercise routines during middle-age. Combine this with the reduction in metabolism and muscle loss during this stage of life, and we have got ourselves a perfect storm of weight gain and obesity. According to a study published in

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Don’t Let Up Now!

When COVID 19 hit us hard, people got the message that strengthening the body’s immune system was critical in avoiding a bad outcome. Fear and survival are two great motivators, so, the first couple of months, they were “gung ho”; walking every day, buying up all of the exercise equipment on Amazon, and eating

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What is Blocking You?

Hopefully, I have inspired you to take some steps toward putting your health first after reading Are You Taking Care of You? and Put Your Oxygen Mask on First If so, do you feel a difference? Do you have more strength and vitality? If not, I want you to visualize

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Before an airplane takes off, during the safety instructions, the flight attendant will explain that if the cabin loses pressure, the oxygen masks will automatically drop down. Why do they always insist that you put yours on first before you place one on your child? Because if you are passed

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Are You Taking Care of YOU?

Some may say it’s selfish. I say it’s anything but. It’s not selfish to take care of ourselves. It’s essential. Exercising, getting enough sleep, and eating right will help you feel better, which leads to giving more to your families, being more productive, and maybe even increasing your self-confidence.  The

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Why You Should Throw Away Your Scale

Sometimes the scale does a number on our heads, especially when we’ve been “good” all week and can’t understand why the numbers haven’t budged. Then, our inner critic takes over, “Why should I even bother, I’ve tried everything, nothing works.” We get discouraged. We give up. While the weight on

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A Different Way to Look at Willpower

Decisions, decisions. All-day long, our brains are bombarded with making decisions. Work, school, family, medical, nutrition, exercise, vacations, etc. All this thinking can cause fog in the brain! We may not even be aware that the sum total of all of these decisions depletes our energy, and when our energy

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Personal Trainer Eavesdrops on Conversation

Recently, I overheard two women in the waiting room at the salon. They looked like they were in their late 50’s, early 60’s talking about their aches and pains and how life is all downhill once you reach a certain age. I cringed as I waited for my name to be called.

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No Magic Pill, Only Sheer Will

Proper nutrition will change your body composition. Poor nutrition will prevent you from changing your body composition. Period. Many people believe they can “work off” last night’s indulgences or add an extra workout to make up for a summer of chardonnay, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. It takes hard

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