Add this one to your exercise music. Great beat! Greenback Boogie by Ima Robot Swing those hips!
Do you have weight-loss resistance? (This article is on the Woman to Woman website. They offer a free profile and an e-newsletter which has helpful information.)
Food Tracker Form PDF (print it)
Free Calorie and Nutrition Data on More Than 220,000 Foods (Look below the add for the information.)
How Much Protein? (Interesting article, but be aware of the potential need for added protein, if you are in muscle building mode. Lentils are your friend.)
Prevention.com (Great real life, natural approach info on all sorts of life challenges.)
Are you a soda drinker? If you are and you want to lose weight, it should be one of the first things you cut. Even diet soda is unhealthy and can inhibit weight loss. Take a look at this video to get some idea of just how bad soda is for you.
Fast food? It may be fast, but it might be better if you fast than eat it. Check out the calories, fat, salt.
Then check out these videos.
What is health and well-being?
Health is easy to define. It is a state of balance where the body is free of illness, injury, or disease--you feel good physically.
Well-being can be a bit more elusive, because it is connected to how we feel emotionally. We are all different beings so our definition of well-being will be unique to each of us. Only you truly know your state of well-being--where you are in your state of happiness and satisfaction with life.
If your body is not healthy and your well-being is not "well," how can you be in joy with your life?
So which should you attempt to change first? There is no easy answer to this question, but what we will tell you is that we have found there is a direct link between health and well-being. One can positively or negatively affect the other.
If you are carrying around extra weight, that weight is a burden to your body. It can also be a sign of poor nutrition and toxic build up, which can have more far reaching consequences than the fact that your pants are too tight.
If you are depressed, stressed, or lonely, your body chemicals are often out of balance and you may attempt to compensate for feeling "bad" by eating comfort food or drinking alcohol, both of which in excess can cause weight gain or damage to organs, to say nothing of sending you into a downward spiral.
But you probably already know these things and that is why you are here. You want to get started on changing for the better. You want to be happier and healthier. Health and well-being require an investment of your time and energy, but the rewards for that investment are priceless. Congratulations on taking the first steps.
If you are interested in losing weight, we suggest you read the article There Is No Quick Fix for Weight Loss, first. Then take a look at some of the online presentations. Once you get started, use the inspiration pages if you need them.
If you want to work on your well-being, start by watching the online presentation Understanding Change. If you are fearful of change, watch the online presentation Challenging Fear first. If stress is one of your problems, see our stress relief page. And, again, feel free to use our inspiration pages if you need them.
Wherever you wish to end up in your pursuit of health and well-being, know that with time and persistence many things thought impossible have been achieved. That excess weight, addiction, or pain took time to gain a foothold in your life, despite the fact that it may seem to have just suddenly appeared. You can choose to let it own you or you can take back your life.
If you have limited time, but want to maximize the part of it you invest toward your health and well-being, we recommend you explore Sidewalk Fusion.
It allows you to leverage the concept of muscle
confusion, adds some 'play' to your day, kicks boredom's butt, and
we have found that even though it is work it can put a smile on your
face. And, if all that wasn't enough---it is totally FREE!
Sometimes you just need to get out of your space and out of your head. Going to the movies is a relatively inexpensive and safe option to make this happen. If you are feeling depressed, watch a comedy or something uplifting. If you are in need of distraction go for a mystery or a thriller. Just remember to stay away from the snack bar.
If you live in the Fayetteville, Georgia area, there is a Dollar Theater in the shopping center at the corner of Banks Road and 85, behind the Chick-fil-a. 10 movies to choose. See what's playing.