The Best of Healthy Holiday Hosting

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry I checked out for a bit—I was just trying to squeeze the most family time in as possible while back in Iowa for the week. Anyway, I think of Thanksgiving as kicking off the festive season: Advent, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc. During these weeks, parties and gatherings seem to pop up out of nowhere and we may be scrambling at the last minute to think of a dish to bring! So I ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (November 16)

I know time’s at a premium for you too these days with the holidays (amazingly!) right around the corner, so let’s get right to it. Here are your three quick tips for a healthy week! 1. Drink a glass of H2O. Whether you’re looking to avoid a parched mouth or want to simply stay hydrated from the inside out, sipping on plenty of water is a great idea. And new research reported in The New York Times says that the old ...continue reading

NYC Health & Fitness Tweet-Up!

Yesterday, I joined a few of my e-pals for lunch at a Manhattan organic restaurant, GustOrganics—finally meeting the amazing people I chat with on Twitter or speak with on their blogs! The conversation flowed as well as the water does at a get-together of healthy living bloggers. ;) We discussed our own fitness plans, the proposed changes to the Weight Watchers plan (two of the tweeters actually attend the same Weight Watchers ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (November 8)

Since I’m anything but on a schedule with my blog lately, I wouldn’t be interrupting by tossing in a new feature, right? I’m hoping to offer “Your Healthful Hints” weekly or biweekly as quick, distinct action steps you can take to live a more wellness-filled life. Away we go! 1. Hit the weights before you get your flu shot. This is not new research, but I stumbled across these findings while web searching ...continue reading

tumblr_lasrfeBBYt1qa1vkp Who’s ready for the latest clip/appearance from the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show? This time, we chat about some of the newest trials (classes, fitness equipment, apparel) that I have completed. To find out more about the topics discussed, here are some helpful links! Trinity BoxingThe club where the super (and super tough!) 90-minute circuit was held. They say: “We don’t make life easier, ...continue reading

Five Fun Facts from October Magazines

Phew! Just made it in time to still post these before the month is up :)  Here are the juiciest nuggets that you may have missed from this month’s health magazines! If you’ve attempted to change your diet but have had trouble sticking to your plan, it may be time to consider arranging your environment so that it’s easier to make more healthful choices. A few expert portion control tips from SELF magazine: 1. Divide ...continue reading