• WHS Wellness Center team

    WHS Wellness Center team

    Dr. Knight introduces the WHS Wellness Center team Check out this quick meet-and-greet with the women of the WHS Wellness Center. Care for the total woman! (Female-focused, but male-friendly, so bring your guy along too!) Dr. Knight introduces the WHS Wellness Center teamRead more
  • Out-Exercising Your Fork

    You Can’t Out-Exercise Your Fork The calories we “burn” in exercise are usually overestimated, and the calories we consume in eating are often underestimated. Physical activity alone is not enough to encourage weight loss. This is the conclusion reached in a number of studies. It is difficult for the average exerciser to expend enough calories to

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  • Commitment vs. Interest

    “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results.”– Ken Blanchard Rock climbing is an extreme example of commitment ~ being merely interested can lead to trouble! But the message resonates at

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  • Self-Approval

    “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise Hay Negative self-talk drains us, derails us, and defeats us. Here are 7 steps you can take to change your critical voice to one of self-love and encouragement. Every morning and evening, pose a question around

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  • Ten Reasons Your Cardio Routine Needs a Companion

      “She dresses herself with strength, and makes her arms strong.” ~ Proverb 31:17   Women who exercise tend to do more cardio-focused work than strength training. Here are ten reasons to add strength training to your weekly exercise program.     Lose more body fat. Research shows that the average woman who strength trains 2- 3 times

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  • Excuses or Results

      “You can either have excuses or results,but you cannot have both.”   If you’re trying to stick with your New Year’s resolution to get healthy, this is about the time that the old (or new) excuses for abandoning your efforts will likely appear. According to a fascinating article by Dr. Claudia Aguirre, psychologists place

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  • Visionary Health

    During this month of resolution-making, it’s useful to remember that without a vision to guide our actions, the chance of success is greatly diminished. Diets and exercise plans are just tools to help create a vision of health, they are not the vision itself. Tools are not motivating. Visions are. Consider these questions: Why is

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  • Health Insurance 101

    by Brandi O’Kelley, director of operations, Women’s Health Specialists The most common question we hear at our office is not, “Is this going to hurt?” Rather, it’s “Will this service be covered by my insurance?” For many, the New Year brings health insurance plan changes and uncertainty about coverage, deductibles, co-insurance and more. Arming yourself

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  • Real Life Transformations

    Each January, we look forward with optimism and hope to the promise of new beginnings. We hope that we’ve inspired and informed you for the past few months about caring for your health. To kick off the new year, we want to share two real life stories (below) of how health coaching helps people get to a

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  • Healthy, Hopeful Choices

      “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela   There are plenty of concerning diseases that result from unhealthy lifestyle choices ~ diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer…the list is long. Research shows that we are more likely to be successful in making lasting lifestyle changes if we choose from a

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