How to Support Blood Pressure Naturally

blood pressure health exercise aI have often been asked what one can do for high blood pressure. But recently, it seems I am getting that question more and more often. Whether it’s linked to stress (and who isn’t stressed), or diet, or even if it’s because of Grandma Lucy and your genes, there are many things that you can do to support your heart!

The American Heart Association now defines high blood pressure as 130/80 mm Hg or higher. However, the OPTIMAL blood pressure is 120 over 80, or lower. Continue reading “How to Support Blood Pressure Naturally”

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Sabotaged: 5 Ways to Stop Killing Your Success

successHave you ever noticed how you may be on your way to your dream job, body or relationship and somehow, you’ve sabotaged yourself?

Why would we consciously or subconsciously derail efforts that are bringing us toward what we believe we want? While a few reasons may be that we’re afraid of change, afraid to put ourselves out there, and afraid to shine, there are many other reasons too.

Here are 5 ways to stop killing your success: Continue reading “Sabotaged: 5 Ways to Stop Killing Your Success”

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7 Spring Cleaning Strategies to Feel Healthier, More Energetic and Happier

spring-clean-your-lifeWe’ve all heard of “spring cleaning,” which is a time to get rid of what you no longer need, declutter, change over your closets, and get ready for longer days, more sunshine and more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. While spring cleaning can be a great way to get your home in shape, it’s also a great time to tune up your life to feel healthier, more energetic and happier. Here are seven areas that may need your attention after a long winter:

1. Your eating plan: Short days, holidays, vacations and travel over the last few months may have left you with winter weight gain, raging sugar cravings and some unhealthy eating habits that need to go. Want to look and feel better ASAP? Ditch the sugar and refined foods and instead opt for whole, real, nutrient-dense foods. Skip “frankenfoods” that come from a factory for foods that come from the earth. Your body will respond by happily shedding those extra pounds while giving you tons of energy, better sleep, clarity, a greater ability to focus, fewer cravings and so much more. Continue reading “7 Spring Cleaning Strategies to Feel Healthier, More Energetic and Happier”

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Accomplishing More: 7 Truths for Increased High Energy

fall-runIf you had more energy, you could…

If you had more energy, you would…

The truth is, with increased high energy you could and probably would do so many more things. It just seems to make sense that you would get more accomplished, have more “pep in your step,” and do things in a bigger, bolder and better way, right?

So, what’s the secret for increased high energy in your life?

While you can’t control everything, I believe the secret to accomplishing more is in the following seven truths for increased high energy. They can make all the difference in your energy level and, when practiced, can set you on the path to accomplishing more than you ever thought possible!

Here are the things that most impact your life on a daily basis:

  1. People
  2. Food
  3. Exercise
  4. Sleep
  5. Emotions
  6. Clutter
  7. Change

Continue reading “Accomplishing More: 7 Truths for Increased High Energy”

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Creating Your Best Home Gym: How to Find the Right Equipment for Your Budget and Needs

You had the best of intentions when joining the gym or fitness studio, but if you’re not using your membership, it may be because it’s not perfectly suited to your needs and lifestyle. Maybe the hours don’t work, there’s no babysitting, or you can’t hop on the machine you want when you want because it’s being used by someone else. It could be too far from your home or office, out of the way, or maybe it’s simply inconvenient!

If all of that sounds about right, then it may be time to consider creating your own perfect home gym based on your unique needs, budget, preferences, and lifestyle.  Continue reading “Creating Your Best Home Gym: How to Find the Right Equipment for Your Budget and Needs”

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