6 Reasons to Take More Vacations for Better Health

You probably don’t need another reason to take a vacation…😉 But as it turns out, vacations are seriously good for your health!  And did you know that almost half of all Americans don’t use up all their paid time off every year!? Vacations can decrease your risk of:...

This mom has got it going on

The other day I was stopped at a traffic light and looked over at the car next to me. And I saw something that surprised me... The woman behind the wheel was eating a meal out of a Tupperware container. And her kids in the backseat were doing the same thing! No fast...

Get stronger (without lifting heavier)

Here’s one of my favorite (and simple!) tricks that can help you: Boost your strength Work your core Improve your balance Build athleticism Rev up the fun factor in your workouts It’s called unilateral training… which is a fancy term for using just one arm or one leg!...

Here’s an inside secret…

Did you know your brain has a secret superpower? It's true — our brains are hardwired to thrive on support, especially when we're chasing down big goals. It's how we've survived for centuries. Which leads me to this really important question: Do you have...

Do this every morning and watch things change!

Want to know a trick to help that’ll help you feel more grounded and focused on your goals? It's something that’ll help you set the tone for the entire rest of the day. It’s reading your values and goals every morning. Here’s why it works… Ever notice how...

I don’t do this enough, either…

No one wants to hear this, but making major changes in your health and fitness takes time. That means you probably won’t see results as quickly as you want to. It also means that if you’re serious about achieving your goals, you HAVE to find a way to enjoy the...

It’s time to set some rules…

If you don’t have a list of NON-NEGOTIABLES you could be missing out on one of your best tools for staying on track when you find your healthy habits slipping away. Let’s say your schedule suddenly gets crazy. So you grab a takeout meal (or two)… miss a workout… and...

The “military method” to fall asleep fast

Ever thought about how soldiers manage to sleep amidst the stress and danger of a warzone?The answer is…It takes practice. Back in World War II, U.S. Navy pilots used a 6-step method that — allegedly — helped them fall asleep in 120 seconds or less after 6 weeks of...

One bad night of sleep can do WHAT?!

I have some good news and bad news when it comes to your sleep habits…Ready for the bad news first? If you’re someone who has the occasional late-night Netflix binge or accidentally scrolls on social media until the wee hours of the morning from time to time…It may...

Your personal “refresh” button

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “Walks are a man’s best medicine,” — and it turns out, he was right!

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