Saturday, March 9, 2019

Set Your Goals for 2019 Today!

As of today, there are 296 days left in 2019!  So much time and so much to accomplish.  I sure hope by now you've not only got your goals clearly written (on paper and in your heart). If not, it's not too late!  Your goals should include categories like mental, spiritual, and physical health, as well as relational and professional goals.  If you need help with this, it's what I love to people determine, proclaim, and then implement their goals for the year.  

My late, great father-in-law used to say, "if you're failing to plan, you're planning to fail."  If you have no firm goals then you will be tossed this way and that, never having your mind, your heart, and your all, committed to anything.  

Contact me for one or more phone meetings so we can work together to map out your goals. Get going today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Is your workplace hurting your waistline?

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that not only is it common for us to get food at work, but that the food we eat while in the office is “high in empty calories, sodium, and refined grains, and low in whole grains and fruit.” Respondents averaged 1,080 food calories at work in a given week, with soda, sandwiches, chips, donuts, and pastries making up more than a third of those calories. 
The way we work can also make us more aware of our food choices. It’s common now for folks to eat lunch in front of their computer, but doing so makes us less aware of what we’re eating.

The moral of the story:  bring your own food to work and exercise discipline when passing by the donut bar.  If you are a supervisor or own your own business,  be concerned for your fellow employees' health.  Clean up the workplace and provide only nutritious food and drinks. If someone wants to bring junk food from home, that's their choice.  Don't provide it!

Need help eating healthier?  Email me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Be Careful About Discussing Weight-loss Goals With Children

2019 has arrived, people have already joined and dropped out of the gym, weight loss clinics are packed. Dieting is looked at as common-place. Aspiring to be more physically healthy is wise and admirable, but caution should be used when discussing your weight or dieting, in front of your children.  According to Maura Hohman, as written in People Magazine, “Research has shown that kids whose parents talk about weight are more likely to have negative feelings about their bodies and experiment with unhealthy dieting behaviors.  One study looked at fathers and mothers with sons and daughters around 14 years old, finding that kids are more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways and binge eat if their parents talk about weight loss in their presence. Another study indicated that parents who talk about controlling weight are more likely to raise high schoolers who are dissatisfied with their bodies. ‘When parents are over-focused on weight, body image, and dieting, it can lead to disordered eating, and can worsen [your child’s] weight status’ explains Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Rochester & Golisano Children’s Hospital.”

If you have weight-loss goals state them in terms of health and not appearance.  For instance, “I’m going to start going to the gym because I need to get stronger and have more energy and exercise will help me.” Or, “I’m going to replace my morning donut with eggs because the sugar in the donut is making me have a stomach ache and I want to feel great.”   Set your weight-loss goals but be careful how you talk about them in front of your children.  One way is helpful, the other may hurt your children in the long run.  

If you need help with any kind of health issues;  body, mind, soul, you can contact me and I can help you.  I am a certified coach and I spend my days helping people find health in all three areas.