October 1st marked the start of National Vegetarian Awareness Month, and whether you are a full-blown vegetarian, or simply understand the important role fresh fruits and veggies play in your overall health, everyone can enjoy the benefits of taking a few days off meat.
A diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and one that eliminates meat and animal proteins that are high in saturated fat and raised on chemicals is hard to argue with. In addition, those who follow a vegetarian diet, on average, have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and a lower incidence of obesity. Read Full Post >
Dennis Grounds is a personal trainer and life coach, and creator of Training Grounds for Life. One of the most sought after trainers in LA. Grounds combines cardio circuit, functional and core training, Pilates and certified life coaching. Training Grounds for Life is an exclusive, luxury studio in the heart of Los Angeles where Grounds gets to the “core” of the matter, helping clients strengthen the core of their bodies as well as the core of their minds.
Achieving optimal health and wellness is not just about the physical body. Dennis Grounds, certified professional life coach, personal trainer and founder of LA’s Training Grounds for Life, says optimal health is about finding the balance between your mind, body and soul. Grounds weighs in on why one must focus on their mental and spiritual health to get the best physical results.
First, let’s distinguish the role of the body. The body is the physical representation of your energy, your soul, and your true self here on earth. Our bodies are the tools for soul growth.
The mind will tell us that we are not enough, that we can’t do it, we’re too fat, too skinny, etc. Its job is to analyze, figure out, question, and doubt ourselves. If we listen to our mind and act according to it, our physical body/health will end up in “dis-ease.” Read Full Post >
Guest blogger Jennette Fulda is the author of “Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir,” which chronicles her 200 pound weight loss, as well as the forthcoming “Chocolate and Vicodin: My quest for relief from the headache that wouldn’t go away.” She blogs at PastaQueen and designs web sites at Make My Blog Pretty.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably tried the usual tricks like eating less and moving more, but have you tried blogging?
Typing doesn’t burn many calories, but blogging can provide accountability and support, which are a helpful part of any weight-loss plan.
Here are some tips for how to become involved in the healthy living blogosphere:
1) Lurk before you blog.
Start by reading other healthy living blogs. Not only are they inspirational, they’ll give you a sense of what you’d like your own blog to be like. Some bloggers give detailed accounts of their diet and exercise plans, while others delve into emotional eating. Foodies like to take photos of their healthy meals and often share recipes. You can find a directory of healthy living bloggers at sites like Blog To Lose or Fat Fighter Blogs, though the latter hasn’t been updated recently. Most blogs feature a blogroll, which is a list of other blogs they recommend, which can send you clicking for hours.
Did you know that this is National Public Health Week? With the tagline of A Healthier America: One Community at a Time, the nationwide initiative that encourages everyone to promote healthier choices one-by-one seems like a no-brainer. One person, one change – the incremental amounts of positive effort that each of us makes can turn into big changes in the world around us.
In a study commissioned by the American Public Health Association, entitled A Healthy America Study, 21 percent of subjects responded that they were interested in making changes to their lifestyle in order to become more healthy. Tops on the list of changes that intrigued them? Changes to dietary habits.
Are you a picture of health? Many Americans these days think they are healthier than they really are, according to a recent survey by GE and the Cleveland Clinic. I had a chance to chat with acclaimed physician, author, and “Real Age” expert Dr. Michael Roizen. He is the Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, in addition to being the co-author of YOU: On a Diet and subsequent books in the series.
In our conversation, Dr. Roizen explains the surprising outcomes of the “GE Better Health Study” survey, which asked more than 2,000 Americans age 18 and older, and more than 1,200 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians about their healthy living attitudes, behaviors and barriers, as well as the state of the doctor/patient relationship. We share those results below.
Listen now to my interview with Dr. Michael Roizen.