Too much chair time?

Move

There are lots of reasons we don’t move much. Truth is…most of them are excuses. Our bodies are built to move not to mold into an office chair or recliner. Make a resolution to move more. Any chance you get, you move! Your body will thank you.

Tips

What’s your favorite way to put more action into your day?

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Distracted, unfocused, preoccupied?

Overwhelmed

I may have just described 50% of us! Distractions and information overload are a double whammy. Distractions are particularly deadly when they creep into your driving time. And, information overload causes distraction from what is truly important in the moment…whether that is driving or working or life. Both can be deadly; both cause stress.

This week, make it your goal to take back your mind! Practice living in the present; tune in and focus. Try “living in the moment” at least once a day. It takes time and practice but your health and wellness are so worth it!

Share your tips on how you manage distractions – especially technology overload.

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Simple Choices

Choices

Good health is a journey. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the destination and give up on the journey. The reality is, simple choices make a difference. Changing a single health habit can result in huge wellness payoffs for you. Think about it. Choose any one of the items below and change just that habit this coming year. You will be light years ahead with your health.

  • Go to bed! Get ½ hour to an hour more sleep than you are currently getting
  • Floss your teeth – daily
  • Brush your teeth – twice daily, not once but twice
  • Move it, move it, move it throughout the day. Stand more, walk more, fidget more. Don’t save it for the gym.
  • Wear your seat belt, always.
  • Make an appointment for that one preventive health check you have been avoiding
  • Give up the tobacco
  • Do something every day that brings you pleasure…read, laugh, sing, nap, meditate, relax
  • Buy a good pair of walking shoes and use them
  • Know your blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose numbers; write them down
  • We are what we eat. Cut back on one of your less healthy food addictions…sweets, fats, breads…
  • Sugary drinks are just plain bad. Stop it.

At the end of every day think of the simple, good health choices you made and pat yourself on the back, say it out loud…or journal it. It’s a known fact that we get more of what we concentrate our thoughts on. If you focus on the positive choices you made, you will get more positive behaviors. If your focus remains on your negative choices, you may just stay stuck!

What simple health choices are you planning for 2013?

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Balance and Simplifying

Believe it or not, the life you choose to live is your choice. That feels a little harsh, but it’s true. Most of us struggle with the challenge of balancing work and a personal life. But the choice is always yours. We don’t necessarily have control over our hours at work, but we do have choices about our personal lives. Have you slowed down enough lately to consider what brings joy into your life? What brings you balance and creates a sense of well-being and happiness? If you can’t quickly answer those questions, perhaps you need to spend some time on you. Register for the Life Balance and Simplifying Seminar on October 9th. It will be a great way to de-stress and re-focus.

What tips can you share to balance and simplify life in the middle of all the day-to-day madness?

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