Many people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin. It’s bad enough that dry skin tends to be itchy and irritating, but also throw in the fact that it can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable and that’s all we need to hear to motivate us to do something about it. Dry skin is not an option. So what can we do?Read more →
Salad. It’s one of those words that just screams “healthy”, doesn’t it? When I think of a salad, I picture a beautiful bowl of leafy greens, tossed with other colorful veggies like orange carrots, purple onions, bright red tomatoes and yellow bell peppers. A salad like that really is the “picture of health”. But there’s a dark side to salad, too. We use the term “salad” so loosely now, that we call almost anything tossed together in a bowl – as long as there’s something coating it, flavoring it, or holding it together – a salad.Read more →
As women, we go through so many hormonal changes in our lifetime. As a woman who has experienced the ups and downs of hormonal changes, I have learned that staying positive and living a healthy, active lifestyle can help you to cope with the rollercoaster ride that is being a woman.Read more →
Do you want to look and feel just a little bit better today than yesterday, but with minimal effort? You don’t have to go to extreme measures to achieve beauty; sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact.
Here are a few simple at-home beauty tips I’ve come to love over the years that have definitely proved positive.Read more →
A few weeks ago, I introduced the idea of a “calorie wallet” . The idea of the calorie wallet is simply this: if you think of your calories as currency, you might spend them more wisely. Whenever you pull money out of your wallet – whether it’s actual cash or calories – you’re generally seeking the best value. So, when it comes to choosing what foods you’re going to eat, the goals is to get the most nutritional value you can for the number of calories you have to spend.Read more →
I’ve been married for 14 years and have four children, so as you can imagine that finding time for a date night can be almost impossible. I will admit that when we do get away, the temptation of catching up with friends, answering text messages or scrolling through social media at the dinner table is always a there. However, during my weekly and once a week hot yoga with my husband, I feel energized and am less likely to check on my phone or worry about my to do list. I think it’s partly due to the natural release of endorphins that are a bonus of exercise, combined with the excitement that we are maximizing our time together.Read more →
Women and hormones go hand in hand. Throughout the various stages of life, whether it’s puberty, pregnancy or menopause, our bodies experience significant changes due to hormonal fluctuations. And, these changes in our bodies can bring about many different changes in our skin. Whether we are 20 years old or heading into our 60’s, there are certain hormonal skin changes that we will experience.Read more →
Occasional heartburn is one of those digestive upsets that might hit you from time to time. And most of the time, you can probably figure out what triggered it. Usually it’s simply a matter of over-indulgence – a heavy meal (especially one eaten too close to bedtime). Other times, extra helpings of rich food topped off with too much wine or coffee are to blame.Read more →
Skipping meals, missing workouts and not finding time for skin care, over time, can have a negative impact on your health and body confidence. It’s time for a fitness mommy makeover plan so that you can look and feel your best.Read more →
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of freshly colored hair? The vibrancy, the shine, the silky softness, I know I do! Finding the perfect, professional colorist for the job is very important, but our work doesn’t stop there. For that perfect hair color we love so much, there are several things we can all do, both pre- and post-coloring, to help keep our hair color looking fresh, vibrant and long lasting.Read more →
The alkaline diet seems to be enjoying some renewed popularity these days. I say “renewed” because the idea of eating foods that promote “alkalinity” in the body has been around for decades. The first paper on the topic, in fact, was published over 100 years ago1. Like most diet fads, the alkaline diet seems to have been “rediscovered” – and is being promoted by followers as a sure path to health and vitality. But what is an alkaline diet? And can it deliver on those promises?Read more →
If you enjoy being outdoors as much as I do then it’s very likely that you too have experienced a sunburn or two during your lifetime. And boy oh boy, are they hard to forget. The pain, the redness, the peeling…it’s a disaster for our skin. And the one thing we all look for post sunburn… is ways to help soothe our poor aching skin.
Unprotected sun exposure is a key contributor to skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. But lets face it, even those of us who take every precaution to protect our skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays can sometime mess up. And when we get a sunburn we sure do pay the price. So, if you forgot to take cover in the shade, didn’t wear your Broad spectrum sunscreen or perhaps simply forgot to reapply after a quick dip in the pool I have a few tips to help calm your skin. If it’s red, if it’s in pain then it is screaming for your help and there are a few ways to soothe that sunburn.Read more →
Ever had this happen to you? You finish eating a meal and all of a sudden – you can practically watch it happen – your belly seems to almost double in size. It’s not that you’ve eaten too much – it’s more like your belly has suddenly been pumped full of air, like a balloon. Your tummy presses against your belt or your waistband, and you grow more and more uncomfortable. Finally, you just have to give in – loosening your belt, unzipping your pants or rearranging the elastic on your underwear – since your enlarging belly is becoming more uncomfortable by the minute.
Are you always thinking about buying the latest piece of home fitness equipment, but don’t know where to start? Or do you find yourself wasting money on fitness equipment that you never use? If this sounds like you, keep on reading for some tips on how you can get committed to your fitness routine with or without the latest gadget.
As a fitness enthusiast who loves to explore lots of different exercise routines, I can admit to having purchased quite a few pieces of equipment over the years. However, I can also admit that my favorite type of exercise routines involve using no equipment at all. My point is that there are so many choices when it comes to choosing the best workout plan. You must try to pick an exercise plan that keeps you engaged and excited while avoiding gimmicky pieces of equipment that are a waste of time and money.Read more →