January 3, 2018

Let's be honest with ourselves, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.  It's true- the food we eat does have an impact on our physical AND mental health. When we eat healthy, nutritious foods, we tend to feel better and look better and also perform everyday tasks better.  When we eat foods laden with excess fat and sugar or salt, we tend to feel terrible, both physically and mentally. So the next time you don't feel well, take a look at what you are eating and try to make some changes everyday to improve your diet. Some of my "go to foods" for staying m...

January 3, 2017

Stress has extremely negative effects on our overall health; it affects our sleep cycles, causes us to get ill, lowers are ability to enjoy life, and can lead to depression. Once we are depressed, we tend to exercise less which can lead to lethargy and isolation. Often, depressed people tend to let their appearance go and they have the tendency to to grab unhealthy foods for that quick pick me up. To help alleviate stress and your chances of becoming depressed, here are some tips to follow:

~ Though it may be difficult to get outd...

February 25, 2015

Working out is NOT just about looking good; it's also about feeling good. I have always been a big believer that exercising is good for the body, MIND, and soul. Whenever, I feel stressed or anxious, I increase the intensity of my running and weight routine. The vigorous workout does wonders for my mood and spirit. That is why I was not surprised when I read in the January 2014 issue of University of California at Berkeley's Wellness Letter that :

 

"Exercise can reduce depression in many people and may even help prevent it in the first...

February 16, 2015

 

YES, it's true, diet soda can actually can make you gain weight! According to Dr. Mark Hyman, drinking diet soda with artificial sweeteners causes your body to produce insulin (the fat storage hormone), which increases your belly fat. He cites a study, saying, “The rats that consumed artificial sweeteners ate more, their metabolism slowed, and they put on 14 percent more body fat in just two weeks (even while eating fewer calories).”*

 

And that’s not all. Long-term studies have shown that diet sodas can cause migraines, stomach distre...

December 15, 2014

Feeling tired or lethargic regardless of the amount of sleep you are getting each night? Or do you feel down for no apparent reason? Well, if you are like most Americans, finding time to get outdoors and eating a diet rich in nutrients are hard to come by.  As a result, some of you might be lacking the necessary nutrients to help you stay alert, focused and energetic for the day.

 

One possible reason for the mood dips and lethargy may be as simple as a vitamin D deficiency, especially if you are spending most of your time indoors.  Vit...

September 29, 2014

Hi Bee Fitters,

Thank you to all my new followers for stopping by! I thought it would be fun to share some facts about myself so you can learn some more about me!

~ I was a philosophy geek in Hamilton College with the hopes to attend law school but instead followed a career in the fashion industry.

~ I was a runner in high school and started the girl's first cross county team with my twin sister and a friend at my high school. I continue to run and have been a runner for the past 36 years, only stopping when pregnant or injured ( which i...

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