6 Ways to a Healthy Life Now

If creating a healthy lifestyle is one of your goals this year, you're in good company. But now that you've started, does it feel overwhelming? You wouldn't be alone in that either. After all, "healthy lifestyle" sounds broad, and can feel decidedly life...

Winter Running Gear

If you live in many parts of the country, right now you've got loads of excuses for avoiding the pavement for another few months. It's cold! It's icy! It's dark! You're right, it is. But if you wait for conditions to be perfect, you'll never go. Getting...

Word of the Year 2018

It's officially 2018! Happy New Year! I don't know how you rolled in the New Year, but we toasted it at 10:30pm, kissed each other good night and hit the pillow guilt-free! Let me tell you: That is my favorite way to ring in a New Year. I've done it...

Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate. The question is, how much? During the holidays, most people attend a number of festive events - and nearly all of them center around food. Add shopping, seasonal stress and a limited time to exercise or cook, and you have...

Redefine Your Body Image

Growing up I was acutely aware of body image, and endlessly curious about all things female. I remember watching my mother bathe, dress and put on makeup. Growing up in a house with an open door policy, nothing was off limits and I had permission to ask any...

Overtraining and Injury

In the workout world, few talk openly about overtraining. The reality remains: If you love working out and stay active for any amount of time, there's a good chance you will face some sort of injury.  Injury doesn't have to mean something serious, although it...

10 Reasons to Strength Train

If I were to name the most important thing I do consistently, it's this: I strength train. Let's face it: life is full. Every day you juggle a hundred different responsibilities, opportunities and distractions vying for your time. For many us, finding time to exercise...

5 Habits of Motivated People

While it's tempting to believe that motivation is completely intrinsic, perhaps related to personality type, birth order, or some other fixed characteristic inherent in our DNA, the truth is we have far more control than we think. It turns out more than anything,...

5 Ways to Find Your Power

Our mind is the gatekeeper to doing anything well, but it will take us out in a flat second if we let it. In order to become our best selves, we need to stop selling ourselves short and start harnessing the power of who we are, and what we can achieve. But...

Get Your Body Back on Track

In every area of life it's easy to get stuck on autopilot. Regardless what arena you're in, eventually you've got to grab the controls or you're likely to go in a direction you don't want to go. Whether you're talking about food, fitness, parenting or your...

Rule Your Food

Are you the boss of your mouth? Many times I wonder. I have an addictive personality that requires me to be extra careful because my actions often become habits. Food is no exception. Do you feel like your food choices are driven by habits, cravings or...

Stay Energized All Day

Feeling tired? Join the club. The combination of hyper-productive, over-scheduled, picture perfect, stressful lifestyles have contributed to an energy crisis in America. When it comes to energy, it's not finite -- but you can waste it. The good news is you can also...