Serotonin, the chemical that helps keep happiness levels up, drops in the wintertime, resulting in feelings of sadness and gloom. The good news is there are ways to stay cheerful and warm when the temperatures are cooler. Here are some solutions to overcoming the seasonal blues:
I’m regularly dumbfounded by clients and friends who tell me a friend or family member of theirs told them they don’t think my suggestions are correct, that I’m coaching them to eat too much food or that I’m asking them to lift too heavy. My question is always: Does that person look like you want to look?
I’ve never liked exercising. There. I said it. One of the reasons why: I was bored. I wasn’t engaged enough, and even with a gym buddy it can be a task. It wasn’t until I got into my early 30s that I started liking exercise again— and why, you may ask? Tech.
While we all want to see instant results, overwhelming ourselves with tons of ideas and choices will not keep us motivated. However, there are a few small habits that can equal immense changes.
Having a cold or flu during the winter can leave people feeling down and out, and off track nutritionally and physically. Here are my top tips to help minimize your risk of catching colds and flu.
It can happen almost instantly. First there’s a fever, accompanied by what appears to be pimples or an insect bite, then pain, and shortly after— you’re being whisked from an emergency room to intensive care— and the treatments can seem endless. Sometimes there’s surgery involved and the recovery can last months!
Scientists from Finland recently published a study in the Journal of Human Hypertension that confirmed sauna bathing provides many health benefits. The new research comes as no surprise to me! I take a sauna every day after my cardio and resistance-training workout. I have been a big proponent of sauna for many years. I personally have experienced its health benefits.
The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest crises that this country has ever faced. Every day, countless numbers of men and women die at a young age because of overdoses. This epidemic knows no age bracket, as people of all ages have fallen victim to this addiction. It is thought that 25 million United States residents have daily chronic pain and of that number, 2 million are addicted to opioids.
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