Tips of the Week – old

Tips of the Week

menuTIP: When you dine out, ask to have it “your way.”

How to Dine Out and Not Tear the Roof Off Your Diet

Posted on January 10, 2015

our-houseTIP: Keep it simple, and make the easy choice the healthy choice.

My family and I spent Thanksgiving week in the jungle

Posted on December 18, 2014

ellytransparencyWeb_crop-rightTIP: Want to be successful with your nutrition and fitness goals? – be consistent (like Elly).

Elly: In her own words

Posted on November 2, 2014

blog 29 ice cream cone 123rfTIP: Vary your workouts: Include low moderate and high intensity cardio + resistance training and build a metabolism while you fuel your fat burning furnace!

What Causes the Body to Burn Fat?

Posted on October 9, 2014

123rf-straight-arrowTIP: Your body wants to be healthy — go with it.

Anniversaries—my personal journey to better health

Posted on September 6, 2014

life signsTIP: Focus on fitness rather than weight and enjoy the journey why doncha?

Building a New You, Step by Step

Posted on August 24, 2014

HIITTIP: Interval training—short bursts followed by equivalent recovery periods—can give you good “bang for the buck” in terms of calorie burn, fitness level, and time spent working out.

Stalled in your weight loss or fitness goals?—Interval training can help you bust through plateaus!

Posted on June 29, 2014

TIP: Take water with you everywhere you go.

Water Water Everywhere—So why aren’t you drinking?

Posted on May 14, 2014

time-to-move-trans-2TIP: Give yourself “recess” time from sitting all day at your desk—your body will thank you.

One-minute Recess—good for body and soul

Posted on April 15, 2014

muffintopTIP: Although you cannot selectively eliminate “fat puckers” with exercise, you can retool your metabolism, burn fat through moving more, and alter body composition through better nutrition and resistance training.

How to stop the muffin top

Posted on February 26, 2014

big-band-wagonTIP: A fit body burns more calories and fat than a less fit body, so resolve to focus on fitness, not calories, to create a healthy, lasting pattern change for 2014 and beyond. Resistance bands are a great way to begin a strengthening program.

Decide to Get Strong in 2014!

Posted on January 4, 2014

sugarlipsTIP: Even though whole fruit contains fructose, a simple sugar, it also contains fiber, which slows sugar absorption—unlike candy and processed food with their added fructose that overwhelms the body’s energy metabolism and gets stored as fat!

Ahhhhh, Sugah !

Posted on November 30, 2013

apple-tape2TIP: Make half of your plate fruits and veggies, and divide the other half between whole grains and lean protein. It can take time to change your habits so be patient with yourself.

Obesity and Pattern Change

Posted on October 14, 2013

SF-smileyTIP: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

Perseverance—How Do You Get It?

Posted on September 12, 2013

all-or-nothing_signpostTIP: Eliminate “all-or-nothing” thinking.


Posted on August 1, 2013

Jenny-weightsTIP: Strength training and muscle mass development can increase resting metabolism, which in turn can help promote weight loss.

Women: You gotta pull your weight (and push it, too)

Posted on July 10, 2013

Nutrition-LabelTIP: Take small steps each day to improve your diet and lifestyle. Here’s one: Read labels.

Read Labels:

Posted on June 19, 2013

swirly clockTIP: Don’t feel like you have to carve out one 30-, 40-, or 60-minute block of time every day to work out—simply try to find 10 minutes here and there. Turns out that a few exercise “bites” each day may even be better for losing and maintaining weight loss and fitness than one big hunk of cardio, which is often followed by hours of sitting, if it gets done at all.

My Friend Debby Writes:—

Posted on May 26, 2013

samm-grab-464-color1TIP: To help prevent “the grab,” make time every week to do grocery shopping—and preferably not when you’re hungry!

When You Just Hafta Grab Something

Posted on January 18, 2013

blueDumbellsTIP: To enhance resistance training, hold a weight in each hand.

Strength Training—How Can You “Resist” It!

Posted on December 15, 2012

flower bulletTIP: “You’re not going to see and feel change unless you make change.”
(stole this from my ACSM workshop instructor)

Patterns: What Do You Do Most of the Time?

Posted on November 29, 2012

herbs de provTIP: Use herbs and spice to make vegetables savory,
since salt and oil just make them less flavor-y (sorry).

Spice it up!

Posted on November 12, 2012

core-muscles-frontTIP: Whenever you move from sitting to standing or standing to sitting, tighten the core muscle group: abdominals, gluteus muscles, pelvic base. It will protect your lumbar vertebrae and disks—letting the muscles do the work instead of your back!

Core Strengthening

Posted on October 29, 2012

spaghetti squashTIP: Try eating with chop sticks instead of a fork. It will slow you down, you’ll taste your food better, and likely eat less!


Posted on October 19, 2012

toothbrushTIP: Think of exercise as part of your daily hygiene, something you make time for-like brushing your teeth. Then you won’t even need to write it down!

Write it Down, Check it Off

Posted on October 13, 2012

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