Why Do YOU Exercise?

It may sound like a basic question, but the more you understand your motivation, the more likely you are to stay committed to exercise. Over the years, I found that the people most committed to exercise have a similar mindset:

• They exercise for themselves (not for their partner, friends or an ex they may bump into at a reunion).

• Through trial and error, they’ve found a way to fit exercise into their busy day (keeping the gym bag packed and waiting by the door, exercising first thing in the morning, etc.).

• They’ve made exercise a priority; feeling, seeing and believing in its benefits.

• They’ve made exercise non-negotiable. It’s simply not a choice whether to exercise or not. Continue reading “Why Do YOU Exercise?”

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How “Fit” is YOUR Lifestyle?

You know, to become fit, healthy and happy from the inside out requires not just a fit body, but a fit mind. That means all aspects of your life are fit, healthy and whole. So often we only work on becoming nutritionally “fit” or physically “fit,” but what about your stress level, your emotions, your relationships and your spirituality?

These are some of the lifestyle issues which keep us from optimal health, wellness and success. Think about how you handle your stress or the types of relationships you may have. Are they rewarding and enriching, or toxic and destructive? I’ve worked with many people who eat well and exercise, yet it was only when they improved their lifestyle issues, did they achieve radiant health, wellness, success and happiness. Continue reading “How “Fit” is YOUR Lifestyle?”

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8 Healthy Habits to Help You Feel Your Best

1)  Eat a Varied Diet
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein sources, and healthy fats are all rich sources of beneficial nutrients that can nourish and protect your body. Incorporating a wide variety of healthy foods into your diet helps to ensure that you are getting a good range of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. Rotating foods, so that you are not eating the same things every day can also help to reduce the likelihood of developing food sensitivities. This is an important component of supporting immune and digestive wellness.

2)  Supplement With Key Nutrients

  • Multivitamin Even the best diet cannot guarantee optimal nutrient levels. A high quality multivitamin supplement can help to fill in nutrient gaps. Correcting nutrient deficiencies is an important part of preventative healthcare.
  • Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D – Bone is dynamic, living tissue that is continually being renewed. Continue reading “8 Healthy Habits to Help You Feel Your Best”
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Too Many Treats

Do your kids constantly ask for treats? Does it seem like cookies and candy, juice boxes and fast food meals are all they’re willing to eat? You’re not alone-many kids are attracted to things that aren’t the best nutritional choices. Maybe you are thinking, “They’re kids, it can’t be THAT bad for them.”

Let me share some frightening statistics from the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity (a problem so large that it has its own Journal!)

  • Childhood obesity is the greatest health risk our kids face today
  • By 2010 it is expected that 50% of all children will be overweight
  • This is the first generation where kids have a lower life expectancy than their parents

We’re spending billions of dollars on healthcare and our kids are unhealthier than ever. What’s going on here? Continue reading “Too Many Treats”

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It’s Time to Regain Your Health

We are moving into spring, which is the perfect time to make healthy changes. If you would like to increase your energy, have better sleep, lose weight, reduce your health risks, and stay healthy and active as you age, then let us help you gain control of your health.  It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, a man or a woman, in great shape, or have never exercised before – we have a successful program for you!

Village Green is excited to offer FirstLine Therapy (FLT), a specialized 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other. This clinically proven program targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating an individualized, easy-to-follow meal plan that emphasizes low-glycemic foods. By adding in nutritional support, moderate physical activity, and professional monitoring, the program is built for success.
Continue reading “It’s Time to Regain Your Health”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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    Debi Silber
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January 2023