Be A Crock.

Who doesn’t love coming home ┬áto a warm, home cooked meal? I sure do and that’s one of the many reasons why I love my crock pot. But even though I love it, I often forget about it. So I’ve decided to devote an entire post to the benefits of crock pot cooking in order…

Be Sick.

Unfortunately, it is that time of year and while I hope that you all make it through the winter unscathed, chances are you’ll at least get the sniffles or a cough. I often have clients that show up for training sessions when they’re sick or they call and cancel, knowing their body needs rest. Or…

Be Stretched.

I can’t tell you how many times I have watched people at the gym finish their workout and walk straight out the door. Aren’t you forgetting something? Don’t neglect that padded corner of the gym called the “stretching area!” Proper stretching takes less than 10 minutes and provides so many benefits that its worth taking…

Be Shoveled.

I don’t know about you, but I love living in New England. Nothing like getting buried underneath 12+ inches of heavy wet snow and then getting to dig out! Shoveling can not only be a tiring chore, but it often causes several aches and pains for days to come. Here are a few tips to…

Be A Baby.

We are only 5 days into the new year and I have already heard so many people talking about their goals for the new year. While setting goals is an important part of making progress, I often find that people have set goals that lead to failure. Many times this is because we set really…

Be Accountable.

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. As you can see by my lack of blogging, it has been a crazy past few weeks. But here we are, another year come and gone if you can believe it. I am currently working on my resolutions for 2011 and while I did decent…

Be Winterized.

After spending the morning Christmas shopping at the mall and then watching the Patriots play a very snowy game in Chicago (really I was thinking about how thankful I am that it isn’t a home game and I, therefore, don’t have to shovel out my car tomorrow morning), I got to thinking about all of…

Be Merry.

With holiday events and parties filling up your calendar over the next few weeks, it is easy to get off track with your healthy lifestyle. Holiday drinks can pack up to 400 extra calories and often we don’t think of our drinks as adding calories because they aren’t food. Unfortunately, it’s those creamy, delicious holiday…

Be Claimed (cont’d).

Last time we talked about food label claims about calories. Now let’s move on to similar claims about fat. Fat free…………………less than .5 g fat per serving Low fat…………………3 g or less of fat per serving; or 3 g per 100 g of a main dish and 30% of total calories or less Reduced fat……………25%…

Be Claimed.

Do all of the health claims on food packaging confuse you? Well let me define a few for you… Let’s start with food label claims about calories: Calorie free…………. less than 5 calories per serving Low Calorie……….. less than 40 calories per sering Light……………….. one third fewer calories or half half the fat of the…