• 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • No Time for Exercise

    No Time for Exercise

    The top reason people site for not exercising is lack of time. We are busy with the demands of home, work, and family so it’s easy to let exercise slip to the bottom of our to-do list. Our modern day conveniences (cars, remote controls, elevators, etc.) and sedentary jobs compound our challenges to be active.Read more
  • Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    It seems like our appetites go up and our metabolism goes down as soon as the weather gets colder. Is it because our bodies go into “winter storage mode” or because we crave comfort foods as we hunker down by the fire? Perhaps because we wear more clothes, we care a bit less about extraRead more
  • Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    "I'll eat some breakfast, then change the world." ~ Hairspray The axiom of "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper" has strong research validity. Our bodies function around a circadian rhythm, a kind of master clock that regulates hormones, calorie burn, and perception of appetite over a 24Read more
  • Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products. Yet nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. There are many reasons for this disconnect, but one of the most fundamental is the emphasis on "what and how" and not on "why." Wellness/health companies can offerRead more