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Category: Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Defining healthy and Comparing Recipes

There are a lot of tips and suggestions about holiday eating, but what do you really believe will help you?

Have you ever asked yourself the hard questions to figure out why you fall into all or nothing thinking or allow yourself to guilt trip or defeat yourself by the choices your making?

It’s not always glamorous, but getting messy can really help.

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Wellness Refocused Education: Traditional or Organic? You should wash your produce regardless.

We’ve talked before about the purpose of organic – it’s about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn’t mean that bacteria is non-existent.

Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.

How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations

I’m going to start by saying that I don’t think everyone needs to have a meal plan, but I think it also depends on what you’re goals are and what fits your life. If you’re busy, having a loose plan can help you save time, which can decrease stress and help ensure that you are […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Calories Out

I wish there was a hard and fast definition for weight loss and fat loss – I think we too often use them interchangeably and, in some cases, I find myself doing the same because it can be hard for some to understand there’s a difference. Looking around for language, it’s clear than many experts […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Weight versus Body Fat and other health status tools

When talk about getting healthy, many of us immediately think about our weight as being the ultimate tool for measuring. This is how society discusses health, but it’s really about the act of gravity and there are many other more important numbers we could examine. Weight on Mars: 51.83 pounds Weight on Earth: 137 pounds […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets

I don’t usually outright write workout programs for clients, but I do help them write their own. We discuss mobility testing and training, cardiovascular activity, resistance training styles and the importance of creating diversity in their workout to see results they want, but also to have ensure that they’re enjoying their workouts. I suggest changing […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Calcium – it’s not just found in dairy

Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a Got Milk? ad. A lot of you should be nodding or raising your hands, and if you’re not – I feel really old. The Got Milk Campaign was started in 1993 for the California Milk Processor Board. The ads not only had celebrities donning milk mustaches, but […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?

Ladies – can you pin point specific phases in your menstrual cycle by your symptoms? I know, it’s not exactly dinner talk, but I’m being serious. Do you have any varying level of these symptoms? –        Fatigue –        Cramping –        Bloating –        Breast tenderness –        Fluctuations in body temperature –        Energy –        Hunger –        Moodiness […]