Three Keys to Overall Health

keys to health

Last month we talked about motivation. Motivation is an important part of achieving and maintaining health. But there are other elements, as well. In fact, there are three key things that make up our overall health — faith, physical health and overall wellness in your life. Let’s see how we can tap into each of…

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Harness the Power of Motivation for Health

When I define motivation, I look at two components. First, motivation is the desire or willingness to do something. Second, motivation is made up of the reasons for behaving in a particular way. Motivation, when encouraged, is a powerful force in our lives. Motivation and Health Motivation is a critical part of maintaining a healthy…

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Fruit Smoothie with Spinach and Walnuts

1 serving Ingredients: 1 banana Raspberries Strawberries Handful of baby spinach 2 cups almond Milk 10 walnuts 1 tablespoon cashew butter 1 scoop protein powder (use Foru or Arbonne Protein Powder) Directions: Blend with or without ice for a delicious shake! If you would like to order Arbonne or Foru Protein powder, send me an…

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Summer Melon Salad

Serves 8 This flavorful medley of watermelon and cantaloupe is perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert. Ingredients: 1/4 cup dark honey 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 lb seedless watermelon, rind removed, diced (about 5 cups) 1 6-inch firm, ripe cantaloupe (about 3lb), rind removed, seeded, and…

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Pump Yourself Up – But Not in the Way You Think

When you think of working out, do you assume it’s all about the muscles, the cardio, the pain? If so, you’ve got a problem. But it’s not a problem you can’t fix. You can turn your mind around so exercise isn’t such a chore. Here’s how. Don’t go in with the idea of “no pain,…

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Get Your Brain on Board for the Journey to a Healthy Body

Self-talk — everybody does it, and it greatly impacts your whole world. When you’re getting ready to work out, do you say, “Self, you are pretty awesome. You’re going to get out there and get fit, have more energy, live a longer, happier life”? Or does your inner monologue sound more like an old-school drill…

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Spinach Berry Smoothie

1 serving Ingredients: 1 oz of spinach (one loosely packed cup) 1 cup combo of frozen cherries, blueberries and strawberries 1/3 cup of Non-fat Greek Honey Yogurt 1 cup of 1% milk or water Directions: Put ingredients into blender in the order listed. Blend for 45-60 seconds to make sure the spinach is really ground…

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What’s so super about superfoods?

Superfoods. You’ve heard the term but don’t know exactly what it means. It sounds good, though, right? Any food called “super” must be something special. And these foods are. Superfoods are some of the healthiest foods around. They are nutrient rich, often filled with antioxidants and can help increase energy levels. Some superfoods are thought…

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Spicy Greens with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Serves 4 Be sure to swirl fresh greens in plenty of cold water to ensure a good cleaning- quick rinsing doesn’t do the trick. If you don’t have sun-dried tomatoes on hand, use the same amount of chopped seeded tomatoes. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, plumped…

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Swordfish Kabobs

Serves 4 The easy marinade for the swordfish is also a good halibut and tuna. For perfect even cooking, cut the fish into pieces of uniform size. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before grilling or broiling to prevent burning. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh…

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