With the holiday season here, the challenge of finding your significant other the perfect gift has arrived. If getting healthy has been on your significant other’s Wish List, here are some approaches to giving the gift of health & fitness. Continue reading “How to Give the Gift of Health & Fitness”
Happy Day After Easter to all my happy couples out there! If you took part in the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you may have a lot of leftover eggs around (especially if you had a lot of ambitious little helpers with your dyeing). Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to put those leftover hardboiled eggs to use. Continue reading “Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs”
This time of year, my social media feeds are flooded with advertisements and posts about all the miraculous quick fixes out there. Complete with side-by-side photographic evidence! But as we aim to make changes this time of year, it’s time to be smarter, not gullible, with the choices we make when it comes to weight loss. And the first step is to know what FADs out their to avoid when it comes to weight loss. Continue reading “Resolve to Avoid FADs”
How often do you and your significant other enjoy a true “Date Night”? I’m not talking about a night of sitting on the couch watching a movie. I’m talking about a real, honest to goodness, get dressed and put-on-makeup kind of date. The concept of “dating” is not just for teens, single people, or new relationships. It turns out that dating during marriage and long-term relationships is incredibly important for strengthening the partnership. See how that one date night can truly make a difference.
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A recent study of those undergoing weight loss surgery were found to have greater success when their partner was involved in the process. Weight loss surgery is not a simple one and done approach. Many factors play into the decision to have surgery, as well as recovery and overall lifestyle changes. It can be very emotionally and physically draining. Having a strong support system, especially from your significant other, is so important to overall success in weight loss surgery. Having your partner involved, including visits to doctors and dietitians, will help with the stress of surgery (along with pre and post concerns). And if you haven’t found that special someone yet, a close friend will do the trick.
Yesterday I posted about my experience following a vegan diet for a month. I have the upmost respect for those who choose to be strictly vegan. A vegan diet was strongly enforced as part of my yoga teacher training for ethical reasons. However, I did a lot of soul searching and meditation during this time to reflect if I could realistically continue being vegan after training was over. And here is where I am at this point in my life. Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus”
In February I attended an intensive 10-day yoga teacher training. As part of the training we were strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in the month preceding and during the training days. As a semi-vegetarian most of my life where I’ve cut out beef and pork due to personal preference, I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble. I mean, hey, I always treat myself to the local vegan spot whenever the Mr goes out of town. But you learn quickly how animal-based foods play a prominent role in the foods we eat. And I also soon began to miss those foods in my life.
In honor of FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign turning 5 this year, I’m challenging my couples out there to #GimmeFive days of eating meals together cooked at home this week! Share your creations with me in the Comments and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #NNsaidGimmeFive. Share 5 days worth of home-cooked meals and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amex gift card towards your next grocery shopping trip! Last day to enter is Sunday April 12th.
Remember healthy kids grow up in healthy homes. Start good habits now and new family members will join right in. For more information or ideas on how to get moving, visit Let’s Move!
This year for National Nutrition Month®, the focus isn’t just on nutrition, but also the role fitness plays in creating a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t always been someone who enjoys working out, chances are it may be harder to get started with a fitness routine. And if your significant other also is not into working out, that’s a recipe for a sedentary lifestyle together. However, physical activity plays a major component of a long-term healthy life, so it’s time to get your fitness acts together. Continue reading “Getting Your Fitness Acts Together”
The decision to live together with your significant other is life-changing. Not only do you lose the freedom of sleeping in a bed by yourself and all those other single behaviors you may have gotten used to (goodbye, peeing with the bathroom door open), but your health and waistline can also incur changes as well when you sign on the dotted line together. Continue reading “Putting the “Habit” in Cohabitation”