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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Five Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

Most celebrities these days have a personal trainer because it’s a large part of their jobs to be physically fit and look their best. But you don’t have to be paparazzi-bait or a millionaire to be able to reap the benefits of personal training. Here are five reasons why you could benefit from a personal…

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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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Poached Pears with Orange-Berry Sauce

Serves 8 This warm dessert is a great way to end a meal on a cool evening. The pears can also be made ahead and chilled for an easy summer treat. Ingredients: 4 firm but ripe Bosc pears, peeled, halved and cored 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup dark…

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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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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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Battling Belly Fat

Belly Fat, Bloat

Belly fat. We’ve got it, and most of us hate it. Most of us think of belly fat as being ugly, but when we think about belly fat, we should be thinking about our health. U.S. News & World Report says, “People who have a normal weight but have excess belly fat may have a…

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