Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fact Friday!

By | May 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. (

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Eat your Breakfast!

By | May 28th, 2014|Nutrition, Wellness Tips|

Your mother was right, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Not only does breakfast supply you with energy throughout the day but eating breakfast is also linked to a number of known benefits including weight control, improved concentration and lower cholesterol levels. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more than usual at the next meal or eat higher calorie snacks in order to avoid hunger. For a healthy breakfast include:  Whole grains [...]

Weekly Challenge: Do You Have 21 Minutes?

By | May 27th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

This week, commit to exercising at least 21 minutes a day; this is 1.5% of your day Physical activity improves the body’s use of insulin for up to 70 hours afterward. Get going and move!

Fun Fact Friday!

By | May 23rd, 2014|Exercise, Wellness Tips|

Just by way of comparison, consider this---According to research by Hamilton et al in 2008 the average person will burn about 400 calories per day laying around (e.g. being a couch potato on a weekend day); 700 calories sitting all day at their job; 1400 calories standing at their desk; and by contrast, 2300 calories performing manual labor on the job.

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Exercise Outdoors

By | May 21st, 2014|Exercise, Wellness Tips|

Summer is fast approaching and with the weather getting warmer it can be the perfect time to move some of your indoor workouts outside! Exercising outdoors is associated with a number of great health benefits including improving attention span and focus, increasing energy levels, lowering the risk of being overweight, and it is also a great way to soak up some Vitamin D! You don’t need to do all of your workouts outdoors but make [...]

Fire Up the Grill!

By | May 20th, 2014|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Memorial Day is just days away and it often serves as the kickoff to the summer barbecue season. It can be hard to resist all of those tasty burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts, and drinks but if we’re not careful all of those tasty foods can quickly add up and wreak havoc on our diets. The average BBQ meal contains around 3,000 calories, well over the total calories we should be consuming in a [...]

Weekly Challenge: Consume Fruits that Decrease Your Risk for Diabetes

By | May 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, eat fruits that decrease your risk for diabetes. A recent Harvard School of Public Health study showed an association between 2 weekly servings of certain fruits and a 23% reduced risk for Type 2 diabetes. Add these fruits to your meals and snacks this week: Blueberries Grapes Apples            

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Beginner Gardener Tips

By | May 14th, 2014|Nutrition, Wellness Tips|

Enjoy the taste of a garden grown tomato just picked from the vine or a cucumber from your own backyard. Gardening is a fun physical activity, providing you with great tasting produce and even helps save money too! In addition, it’s a perfect way to teach children about where food comes from. Here are a few easy steps to get you gardening and growing your own nutritious food. Calculate your space: Before buying plants or [...]

Troubleshooting With MI

By | May 13th, 2014|Motivational Interviewing|

By: Erik Gordon Over the last couple of months I've received a number of questions and/or potential topics to cover in my blog entries. I've decided that this month’s post will cover several of the asked topics. This month’s topics will include: The Angry Client Dealing with Unmotivated Clients Clients Who Don’t Want To Change When Do You Use MI? One could say that the first three bullets sort of answer the forth bullet... sort [...]

Weekly Challenge: Goodbye Liquid Calories

By | May 12th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

This week, cut out liquid calories. The fructose in many “thirst quenchers” leads to added weight around your middle. Drink non-caloric substitutes, like water. Avoid sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, juices, sweetened coffees & teas, etc.