Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is an important component in the prevention of many serious diseases. Not a cure, not a treatment, but a preventative measure. Which diseases can exercise act as a preventative measure? Cardiovascular disease (the number one killer of Americans annually) Type II Diabetes High blood pressure (hypertension) High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) Stroke Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction) […]

The Support Network

Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, the best thing you can do to help yourself is create a support network. Your support network is made up of the people you see most in your life – your immediate family, friends, co-workers. These are the people […]

Navigating Menus

So this is my first post since the beginning of the year, but I have a really good excuse. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy less than three weeks ago, so life has been a little all over the place! Before our son was born, my husband and I received lots of unsolicited advice […]

Featured in Real Simple January 2012

Go check out the January 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine – I am quoted in the article ’10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew’. 🙂 Update: Here is the link to the story online: 10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew. Real Simple – January 2012

NYC Department of Health "Pouring on the Pounds" Campaign

Happy Halloween everyone! Before you get stuck into all that Halloween candy, take a look at a little reminder from the NYC Department of Health of just what it takes to offset the calories from sugary drinks – the website for the campaign is here. (If you remember, I’ve also posted before about the damage liquid calories do to […]

Smaller Sips to Weight Loss

Food journals can be a great tool for losing weight, or maintaining weight loss without necessarily counting calories. Keeping track of your diet habits is great as a short-term strategy – it definitely works to keep you accountable for what you’re putting in your body, and helps you recognize habits or ‘treats’ which may be […]

The Dirty Dozen

Committing to buying and eating organic can be expensive. I am a big believer in organic food, and it annoys me that it’s thought of as a trendy movement, or only for rich people or hippies. It is food that fuels us, we’re feeding the only body we get, why would we choose food contaminated […]