Are you making this costly mistake in your health?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Living in US, we are bombarded by ad after ad telling us we should look like this or that.  We say to ourselves, “that supermodel can look that way, why can’t I?”


Boom. All of a sudden the “vanity” mindset has set in.


Now, I’d be lying if i told you I’ve never caught myself judging “how I look” in the mirror. I do it way too often. And what I’ve learned is it doesn’t work. It doesn’t give ...

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Beggars CAN be Choosers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Halloween brings a choice.  A choice to consume a few pieces of candy or thirty pieces. Growing up, my sisters and I use to lean towards thirty pieces with our pillowcases filled with the diet of a diabetic.
But, now I’ve learned to set a constraint on how much candy or junk food I will consume tonight. (Wait, am I too old to trick-or treat??!) You can also set a constraint on what types of junk food you’ll eat.
Last night may ...
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The Cheapest Investment to Improve Your Fitness Goals Today

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Do you like improving?  Do you like to “workout”?
Are you improving your workouts? IF you answered ‘yes’, how do you know?
Two weeks ago I started recording my weight lifting exercises ON PAPER for the first time since I was a wannabe high school football star.  (Yes, I was that high school senior that thought he was hot stuff because he can bench press 235 lbs. Ya, you better believe I recorded ...
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Start Somewhere: 5 Steps to Reaching Your Goals

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

 You can’t succeed without finishing. You can’t finish without starting.
Start Somewhere.
I have heard many people talk about health and wellness goals they would like to reach or habits that they would like to change. NEWS FLASH!! You will NOT succeed at any of these unless you START SOMEWHERE.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the State of Iowa trying to become the healthiest state in the nation, or a human being trying to lose some belly fat. You must Start Somewhere.
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CALLING ALL IOWANS!!! Take the Pledge!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The State of Iowa is embarking upon a five year plan to become the healthiest state in the nation.  This unique, ground-breaking community movement has never been attempted on a statewide basis.  Check out the video above to learn more about the Healthiest State Initiative!
When did it start?
The initiative kicked off on October 7, 2011 with the “Start Somewhere Walk”, where a record-breaking 291,000+ Iowans showed their overwhelming support for the Healthiest State Initiative by walking a 1K ...
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