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Stress Management & Cortisol

Do you practice good stress management skills? Life is full of ups and downs, good times and times of stress. We can’t change life. But if we develop healthy habits to handle stress effectively, our bodies will be grateful. How so, you ask? First let’s take a look at what stress does to our body.…

Is Health Hereditary?

Think your health is all in the genes? Science says you have more control than you think. We think certain factors of our health are uncontrollable. Immune response, longevity, and our reaction to stress were considered hard-wired and out of our control. Right? Not Exactly. New research is showing that controlling the uncontrollable is not only…

Havasupai Fun

Last summer I got to experience a backpacking trip to the gorgeous waterfalls of Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This trip was not easy. It definitely tested my fitness and skill level. You have to plan ahead. I want to share with you what I learned on my first backpacking trip. Planning for Havasupai First,…

Invest in a Valuable Commodity: You

Take a moment and think about how you spend your valuable resources like time and money. Is it on material things or vacations? How about entertainment such as a movie or a nice dinner out? There are so many ways to spend time/money, some definitely more valuable than others. How much do you spend on…

Finding Calm During the Storm

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you couldn’t think straight? Or like the universe is favoring everyone but you? Don’t worry, you are not alone. We all suffer from debilitating stress due to work, family life, finances, health, social anxiety… gosh, the list goes on and on. Turns out, a little bit of stress…

The Big Fat Dilemma

Fat has become a dirty word. We’re afraid to eat it, confused about how much we need, and especially don’t want to be it. Yet we need fat to live. In fact, how much fat you have and where you store it on your body plays a huge part in how long you live and…

Happy Heart = Healthy Heart

You can achieve a tighter tummy! Washboard abs may seem like a far-away goal, but there are some healthy habits that you can start building right now to help you get those flat abs. Lifestyle changes are hugely beneficial, in addition to exercise, to minimize the amount of fat that creeps around our waistbands. Here…