Monthly Archives: July 2014


Wellness Tip Wednesday: Have at least one family meal a day

By | July 30th, 2014|Wellness Tips|

Research shows that sharing meals is good for the brain and overall health of everyone in the family. But with work, school, and sports schedules, it can seem impossible to make time for family dinners. The good news is it’s the meals together that matter, not eating at a specific time of day. Research suggests that families who eat together tend to have children with lower rates of substance abuse, depression and teen pregnancy. Not [...]

Weekly Challenge: Water Intake at Work

By | July 28th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

The number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water. Set a daily goal of water consumption and track your water intake.Count how many times you refill your glass or waterbottle throughout the day.To help you out, set a reminder on your computer or phone. Keep a weekly tally and compete against your coworkers!  You may start noticing benefits of increased metabolism, higher energy levels, and improved mental sharpness just by being adequately hydrated. [...]

Fact Friday!

By | July 25th, 2014|Wellness Facts|

Mediation counteracts stress related brain changes, decreases anxiety and fear and increases memory and cognitive abilities.

What Are You Grilling This Weekend?

By | July 24th, 2014|Nutrition|

How about trying something new?!Chicken Avocado Burgers Ingredients: 1 pound ground chicken 1 large ripe avocado - cut into chunks ½ cup panko crumbs or other bread crumbs 1 chopped clove of garlic salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Toss the chunks of avocado, breading and garlic together. Blend mixture into ground chicken being careful not to mush the avocado. Form into 4-5 patties and grill until done (temp of 165).

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Eating a healthy diet is even more important when you’re stressed!

By | July 23rd, 2014|Wellness Tips|

Studies show that highly stressed people who eat a lot of high-fat, high-sugar foods are more prone to health risks than more relaxed people who eat the same amount of poor-quality food. Researchers suggest that humans may have a similar mechanism to animals in which fat cells grow faster in response to junk food when the body is chronically stressed. All the more reason to address health concerns with a proactive approach by eating more [...]

Stay healthy on your next family getaway!

By | July 22nd, 2014|Exercise, Nutrition|

It’s the dog days of summer and many of us have fun family vacations or weekend getaways planned. Family vacations and weekend getaways are often filled with many special treats but your summer vacation does not have to wreak havoc on your diet, exercise routine, and overall wellbeing. While you are planning your next summer adventure whether it be in the great outdoors or in the city consider some of these tips: Plan Active Adventures: [...]

Weekly Challenge: Swap Out The Sugar

By | July 21st, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

This week replace sugar sweetened or high calorie drinks with healthier options. Beverages high in sugar and calories can make you feel thirstier, prompting you to drink more. Save calories and avoid excess sugar by drinking plain water, flavored seltzer water, or by adding fruit to your water. Stay hydrated and stay well!

Fact Friday!

By | July 18th, 2014|Uncategorized, Wellness Facts|

It only takes an extra 100 calories each day to gain a total of 10 pounds in a year! Those calories can add up quickly. Be mindful of your choices! 

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Tips for dealing with the heat when exercising

By | July 16th, 2014|Exercise, Wellness Tips|

We may wait for it all yearlong but summer can be downright hot, humid, and uncomfortable, all of which can make you dread your scheduled workout. Even during the hot summer months, you don’t need to give up on working out! Follow these tips to help you stay active all summer long: Give your body a chance to adjust. It takes up to two weeks to adjust to different environmental conditions. Try staying outdoors for [...]

Guiding the Conversation, Part 2

By | July 15th, 2014|Motivational Interviewing, Uncategorized|

By: Erik Gordon Last month, I touched upon Guiding in MI and how it somewhat develops the following communication with an added element of evoking. This month, I’d like to continue to write about that topic and dive a little further into how one might evoke when using MI. In Motivational Interviewing, evocation is generally centered on change. When a client is ambivalent, they have already thought of their own arguments for and against change. [...]