How Many Calories Does Your Exercise Really Burn?

Last year, I set a goal to exercise for at least 5 days each week for one month. Part of my deal to myself was that I would get a new book AFTER I achieved my goal. Rewarding myself motivated me to stay on track, but I had to find a reward that supported my …

Reward Your Achievements Without Food

We’ve been talking a lot about goals these past few weeks, but that’s because setting and achieving goals is hard! This is especially true if you’re trying to make a lifestyle change. “Getting healthy” means breaking old habits and creating new ones that stick, which is no easy feat. Dhruti mentioned rewarding yourself, but that …

Don’t Just Sit There—Stand Up While You Read This Post

Over the past 50 years, work environments have become less and less active. Many of us now spend most of our work hours sitting in front of a computer. You may have heard it called “Death By Sitting”, which sounds snarky and exaggerated, but prolonged periods of sitting does affect your health. This change in …

A Handful of Healthy Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The costumes are ready, the jack-o-lanterns are carved, and the day is finally here! Kids look forward to Halloween each year. Little trick-or-treaters can’t wait to start knocking on doors to see what treats they will get. And why shouldn’t they? Candy reigns supreme on Halloween. Estimates show that children accumulate between 3,500 and 7,000 …