"You can't rewrite your past, but you can grab a clean sheet of paper and write your future." *

These days, we are all spending more time thinking about the meaning and purpose and priorities in our lives.  As a health coach who stresses the importance of self care, I believe more than ever that people need to take control of their own health in order to be socially responsible during this Covid-19 pandemic. To do YOUR part in helping with this crisis, you need to be strong and healthy so doctors can focus on the people who need their...

July 22, 2015

hearing! Yes, according to a study mentioned in Prevention Magazine's May 2014 issue, exercising your legs may actually boost your hearing. The recent study concluded that walking just two hours a week helped preserve people's auditory function. Researchers believe that it may be the increased blood flow to the inner portion of the ear, known as the cochlea. So, if you are worried about losing your hearing as you age, pop on your running sneaks and get moving!

May 4, 2015

 

As a health and nutrition coach, people often ask me: What do I eat before I exercise to make sure I have enough energy to get through? What do I eat after my workout to recover? These are important questions, because what you’re eating could be sabotaging your workout results! A one-year Stanford University study of 350 men and women found that those who worked out three to five times a week for 30 – 40 minutes had NO significant weight loss! How can that be? It’s due to what, when and how people eat before and after their workouts....

March 3, 2015

 

If you are truly a fitness addict like myself, you might find taking a rest day almost impossible. But, with that said, it is crucial to take a rest day every now and then, especially if you want to perform your best when competing. As tempting as it may be to train hard everyday of the week (for me, that means logging five plus miles a day), it is important to take a recovery day at least once a week. Here's why: as you put your body through a strenuous workout (whether it be running 10 miles or bench pressing in the weight room), m...

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...

November 18, 2014

We are getting close to Thanksgiving--the time of year when many people under-prepare and overindulge. What do I mean by under-prepare? Well, when faced with days of holiday enticements (candy, potato casseroles, pecan, pumpkin and apple pies, holiday wine) many people feel overwhelmed and lost without a game plan. You do NOT have to be one of these people! By identifying some of the holiday eating triggers, we can be prepared to handle the stress and manage to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday without gaining weight.

 

Beware of Holiday E...

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