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Healthy Holiday Eating Tip: Plan Ahead

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Weight Loss

  This holiday season is prime time for emotional eating/overeating to occur. To prepare for this…come up with a plan of action – name a few foods to choose from for when you feel the need to eat emotionally. In other words, come up with a list of foods that you are willing to eat for when you feel stressed out or for when an emotional button gets pushed. And, then also come up with a list of other ways to take care of yourself, such as, taking a bath, watching a holiday movie, going for a walk, or talking with a friend so you have pre-planned choices to choose from when an emotional...

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Healthy Holiday Tip for Stress Management

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Exercise

Healthy Holiday Stress Management Tip – Prioritize: Make a holiday master to – do list and break it down into holiday themes, such as, make a list of all the people you need to buy holiday gifts for and prioritize those names in terms of who is most important to least important, and then make a list of all the people you want to send holiday cards to and prioritize those names from most important to least important, and make a list of all the holiday traditions you want to participate in and prioritize those activities from most important to least important and so on. Once you have...

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Taking Care of Yourself While Caregiving

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Motivation

Studies show that caregivers often neglect themselves when  caring for a loved one. Caregivers often suffer in silence and isolation. Many feel guilty when they can’t meet the demands and responsibilities of caregiving. When taking care of others it is easy to put our lives on hold, forego daily routines, and neglect our health. Learn important information and skills regarding: Misperceptions that contribute to caregiver stress, burnout, and depression Barriers that prevent people from making realistic lifestyle changes Effective Techniques and approaches on how to make positive...

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S.M.A.R.T Goals

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Exercise, Weight Loss

S.M.A.R.T Goals

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Maintaining Balance as a Caregiver

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Motivation

Maintaining Balance as a Caregiver

  Caregivers are often so selfless in their care of a loved one that they neglect to take care of themselves. It is important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Taking time off for yourself is not selfish and can help you improve your capacity to care for others.   Let others know what your needs are and make time to do the things that are important to you personally. Caregivers do an amazing work in caring for their loved ones. Recognize the important and good job you are doing and realize how valuable you are. Get as much information about caregiving as you...

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PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS: DEALING WITH RESISTANCE AND EXERCISE

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Exercise

PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS: DEALING WITH RESISTANCE AND EXERCISE

Resistance can be very beneficial for us in many ways.  For example, not always will the reasons we don’t exercise be as obvious. Such as, being too tired or not having enough time. Sometimes there are other reasons we’re not conscious of because they are protecting us from feeling vulnerable or threatened. In other words, even though we all know the importance and benefits of exercise, it doesn’t mean that our minds will always think of exercise as being positive and beneficial. Some may have physical limitations– due to medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease,...

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