• Women as Givers

    Women as Givers

    Women as Givers This week we celebrated International Women’s Day which officially commemorates the women’s rights movement. I invite you to celebrate all that it means to be a woman and also to raise your awareness of the all-too-common trap I see get the better of many women I support as a whole health coach:Read more
  • Regular Exercise: Healthy Weight Fundamental #5

    Regular Exercise: Healthy Weight Fundamental #5

    The fifth of nine fundamentals for maintaining a healthy weight is regular exercise. While it’s well-known as a tool for shedding unwanted/unhealthy pounds, it’s so much more. We’re not able to effectively ‘out-exercise a poor diet,’ but exercise can effectively help us reach an ideal body composition (i.e. muscle-to-fat ratio). It’s powerful for promoting aRead more
  • Focus on Water

    Focus on Water

    "Focus on Water" is fourth of nine healthy weight fundamentals Water keeps us feeling full and serves our bodies and brains like oil to a motor vehicle. It's calorie- and sugar-free status is a bonus. If you’re uncertain about what your ideal daily water is, you are in good company. While it’s easy to generalizeRead more
  • Healthy Weight Fundamentals

    Healthy Weight Fundamentals

    Healthy Weight Fundamental # 3: Pantry Purging “Purge your pantry” is third on my list of nine fundamentals for getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. I extend an invitation to all my new clients to critically review their kitchen food staples when they begin a whole health coaching program. The resulting purge signals aRead more
  • Health Gift

    Health Gift

    Your good health is one of the best gifts you can give to someone you love. The impact of our health on those who love us is profound ~ it can either produce anxiety and fear or peace-of-mind and optimism. Your good health is a priceless gift and the benefits last far into the future.Read more
  • Health Deposits

    Health Deposits

    Our physical health rests on a foundation built by our daily food choices. If you find yourself questioning spending more for high quality, whole foods, consider reframing your thoughts. View your food choices as deposits in your long-term health account.Think of the time you spend planning healthy meals and preparing them yourself as investments inRead more
  • BP Revise

    BP Revise

    You’ve probably heard that the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have issued new guidelines for blood pressure readings. Here's the update: 120/80 is the top level of normal (down from a past normal of 140/90) 121 - 129 systolic (top number) is defined as an “elevated" blood pressure Level 1 hypertensionRead more
  • The Four Pillars of Physical Fitness

    The Four Pillars of Physical Fitness

    Our bodies are designed to move. When family, work and life demands leave us exhausted on the couch, it’s probably not because we are moving too much in our day. Odds are, it’s because we are moving and sleeping too little and not effectively managing our stress. Here’s the big picture overview of the fourRead more
  • Eating fat doesn’t make us fat

    Eating fat doesn’t make us fat

    Eating fat doesn’t make us fat. Only imbalances between caloric expenditure and intake does that. But we need to pay attention to the type of fat we eat as it has a big impact on our health—especially our hearts and brains. It is important to note that all fats are 9 calories per gram—the mostRead more
  • Real Life Health Heroes

    Real Life Health Heroes

    If they can do it, you can do it. We often shine the spotlight on people who, with a little help from their friends at WHS Wellness Center Health Coaching, have come unstuck on their journey to better health and sustainable weight loss. Please read beyond the headline and impressive photo transformation to gain inspirationRead more