4 Areas of Personal Growth to Work on. One of my favourite personal growth and creative thinking books is "A Wack on the Side of the Head" by Roger von Oech. My subject here is more in the line of "A Kick in the Seat of the Pants" which, for some strange reason, we all seem to need every now and again to keep us on the straight and narrow. It goes without saying…..we … [Read more...] about 4 Positive Actions to Target Your Personal Growth and Development
What is the Difference Between Whole Foods and Refined Foods? When it comes to our diets and nutrition, the amount of information on which foods to eat, how much, and the endless parade of diet options has given us almost too much information on what is and isn’t a good food choice. Yet, while we all seem fairly aware at this point that spinach is likely a healthier food … [Read more...] about Whole Food Vs Refined Food
One of the first comments I hear when you mention something like this is, "Oh, I can't help it. It's genetic.......my mother had it (or father)." The old genes vs lifestyle debate rears its ugly head once again. Unfortunately, many people use genes as an excuse for their poor lifestyle choices, which end up causing their declining health. In an article I read recently … [Read more...] about How Strength Training Can Help Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes as You Age.
Rather than keeping you in suspense for too long.....the answer is a resounding YES. Now read on to find out all the WHY'S.......and how you can easily change your life for the better. When we think about exercise and fitness, it’s very easy to think about, and concentrate on, the weight loss aspect. So, if you don’t have any excess weight to lose, why should you … [Read more...] about Does Seniors Staying Fit Help Prevent Illness and Disease?
Many people ask me this question……what are the benefits of eating more whole foods? And.....what are clean or whole foods? Even though most people know you should be eating less processed foods and more whole foods to help gain optimum health they often don't understand the process and requirements. But it is much easier to implement a clean diet than you might … [Read more...] about How to Get Started Eating More Whole Foods
So many people I come across in my age group complain to me about the state of their bodies……sore back, sore knees, can’t get rid of my beer belly, can't bend over far enough and pick up the grand-kids and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to understand that if you want to keep moving you just have to keep moving. In other words, that means you have … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Overcome Laziness and Procrastination to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
And Why Adequate Vitamin Intake is So Vital for Your Health. Vitamins perform a multitude of roles in maintaining your good health and muscle and bone development. Vitamins are also essential nutrients that we can’t live without. Yet there are so many that perform wonders without us even actually being aware of it, until we don’t get sufficient amounts and then the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Essential Vitamins in Our Body
4 Tips on How to Improve Your Self-Esteem and How You Feel About Yourself. Let's face it, we all have days where we feel less than perfect about ourselves. Our hair just doesn't seem to sit right, or our clothes don't seem to fit like they used to plus any number of other negative thoughts that seem to crowd your already busy mind. Addressing the all to familiar problem … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer From Negative Self-Talk?
I am sure all of you have been negatively affected by inflammation of some sort over the years. How Age Affects the Inflammatory Response. Unfortunately, no single theory explains all aspects of the ageing process but hopefully the following will help. Inflammation is a biological process that has received quite a bit of press in recent years and has been the subject of … [Read more...] about Understanding the Role of Inflammation in the Aging Process
What is the meaning of Holistic Medicine? I always thought it was something a bit weird and an alternative medicine which was not really for me. But then I saw the holistic medicine definition from The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and it really opened my eyes. It describes holistic healing methods as "the art and science of healing that addresses the … [Read more...] about Understanding the Key Principles of Holistic Healing Methods