This summer, with temperatures reaching well into the 90's and humidity levels above 60 percent, staying well hydrated is important for everyone, especially when exercising. I have been trying my best to find the perfect re- fueling beverage for my post run recovery drink. Consuming enough water is most important but replacing lost electrolytes and getting the right balance can be a challenge for some. Too much sugar or sodium can cause some runners to cramp up so I look for beverages with low sugar content but ones that contain essen...
If you love the spiralizer tool, you’ll love this recipe for using it!
• 2 zucchini
• 1 summer squash
• ½ tsp olive oil
• ½ lb. washed button mushrooms
• 2 veggie burgers (your choice). My favorite is Hilary’s
• Tomato sauce (healthy store-bought or homemade). One of my favorite brands is Rao’s Tomato Basil. (Ingredients: Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh basil, salt, fresh garlic, black pepper, oregano).
Wash the zucchini and squash. Then peel or “spiralize” each one into long, slim “noodles” (se...
I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t always have time to make a meal. But I know how important it is to make a lot of my own meals in order to live the healthy lifestyle I want. That doesn’t mean cooking has to be a chore, though! My favorite kitchen tools help me and my hubby make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks – faster and easier than we ever thought possible. I’ve listed them below and provided links for you to see the product. Please note -- I don’t promote any one brand over another unless specified below. Most of the it...
Now is a great time to learn about the benefits of tea and why you might want to swap out your coffee for tea, add it to your day, or continue drinking it if you’re already a tea-lover.
Tea dates back to 2700 B.C. According to an article published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chinese legend says that leaves from an Camellia sinensis plant fell into Emperor Shennong's cup of boiling water – and tea was born, brewed and boosted around the world for its soothing qualities and powerful health benefits.
Did you know that approximately 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Yes, it's true. Some might not even be aware that they are dehydrated, especially if they are elderly. As we age, our thirst diminishes. We then often mistake thirst for hunger and eat instead of rehydrating with fluids. There are several signs of dehydration. Here are just a few:
~ Low energy/ lethargy
~ Muscle cramps, especially following an athletic competition
As a health coach and personal trainer, I love to see people create new habits – nutritionally, physically, and spiritually – including simple things like the breathing and balance exercises. One of the most surprising changes I have seen over the years, as my clients have committed to eating cleaner and minimizing processed foods, is an increased feeling of calm. Yes, there is a TON on everyone’s plate – including mine -- and yet, I feel like I have more SPACE than usual. Many clients also tell me that they enjoy cooking more because...
You CAN look and feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and reduce or eliminate your food-related symptoms. Please click here to learn more about my online coaching programs or better yet, make an appointment for one of my upcoming Spring workshops, beginning April 8th at Community Park in Princeton at 9am. I will share important health tips and after the presentation, we will spend a few minutes walking or jogging and then enjoy a healthy picninc snack or lunch. Cost per Spring workshop: $15. To...
I’m not sure how chocolate and candy hearts became the symbol for Valentine’s Day, but I do know that the latest research continues to show us that sugar can be significantly harmful to our health. So harmful that in an April, 2011 article featured in the New York Times Magazine, titled "Sweet and Vicious, Is Sugar Toxic?," the president of Sloan Kettering is quoted as saying " I have eliminated sugar from my diet...Ultimately, it's something I can do to decrease my risk of cancer."