How are you doing in the hot weather? Quite intense, isn’t it? I am really enjoying it! The weekend at the cottage was amazing and the perfect place to bet – but even back in the city, we are making sure to keep the house cool, we have lots of shade in the backyard – and – we all make sure to hydrate lots. Continue reading
Finally, we are approaching the launch of my annual clean up… are you in?
I don’t know about you, but I so NEED it this time around. My annual sugar addiction is not so easy to break this time…I went from chocolate in Portland and Germany to Margaritas in Mexiko back to chocolate. My plan was to leave the sugar in Mexiko – but somehow these snowdays in Portland completely messed me up! My husband was traveling, I was stuck in the house with the kids, no school, no going places… Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time playing in the snow, sledding, spending hours and hours outside. But – warming up with hot chocolate or tea and left over goodies and chocolate was part of the routine.
Enough is enough! Continue reading
The goal of my work with individuals and groups is helping you discover your ‘optimum-you’ – whatever that means for YOU. A big part of our work together is focused on movement and nutrition – but it does not stop there. Stress and too little time in our days often leaves my clients with not enough or not the right quality sleep and rest. Not being able to fall asleep or waking up around 2am and not being able to go back to sleep are common problems clients deal with. Sleep issues directly impact health, weight, mood and well-being. Growth, recovery and rejuvenation happen when we rest.
It’s that time again, time for a fresh start – a new year with new goals and resolutions! I love this time of year because it is an opportunity to reflect on successes and challenges of the past year and hit the reset button with new resolve. The stats tell us that only 8% of people actually have success sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s sort of disappointing, and I wonder how we might increase our odds of success. Continue reading
Happy Holidays to all of you – wishing you all a warm and wonderful time.
Thinking about the time after the holidays, New Years resolutions and all, I often get asked: ‘what are the key things to focus on to get into shape and feel my best’?
If I had a wish-list for all of you – what I would like you to focus on to take better care of yourselves, feel better and all – here is what it would be: Continue reading
What inexpensive, naturally occurring mineral cures constipation, eases muscle aches, reduces inflammation and helps you sleep better at night? Magnesium – the magnificent mulitasker! Magnesium is a co-factor in 300+ biochemical and enzymatic reactions.
Most people don’t realize what an essential role magnesium plays in maintaining good health. Continue reading
Fall is a beautiful season. It is nice to be more inward, and focused on oneself, the family, the home… cuddling up with the kids and a nice cup of tea, reading a book, and not feeling like you have to be all that active has its benefits and upsides. It also has a few downsides. One of the downsides is definitely that from here through the rest of the year, people usually start gaining weight. A recent study found that September is on average the point of ‘lowest weight’ in the year (in North America, Scandinavia and Germany – so applicable to all of us). From here through the holidays it goes up. And then it takes through next September to get rid off everything again. If we even do.
To work against this trend… Continue reading
We don’t need statistics to show we hit an all-time high – or, more accurately, low – for overweight and obesity. Regardless, we have the numbers, and they aren’t pretty.
One study found almost 35 percent of American adults are obese (1), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found almost 71 percent of adults are overweight (2).
Just as bleak, evidence shows diets overwhelmingly don’t work, and studies show most people who lose weight regain it plus additional weight after five years (3). Continue reading
If you’ve kept up with cutting-edge ways to lose weight, you’re probably well familiar with intermittent fasting (IF). Many of you have asked me about this, some of us have tried it out together. Far from being the latest fad, studies show IF can be an ideal way to lose weight and keep it off. Other studies show IF can reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes and numerous other diseases.
I’ll talk more about these and numerous other benefits in the next two blogs. Here, let’s focus on how to do IF correctly whether you’re a newbie or seasoned faster. Continue reading