Posts Categorized: Healthy Habits

7 key mindsets to develop and sustain the habit of exercise In the new year and beyond

As I reflect on the challenges, opportunities, tragedies, and silver linings of the year, one takeaway stands out. My belief in the power of self-care is stronger than ever. When we have daily habits that sustain our physical and emotional health, we are in a better position to weather unexpected difficulties. One of the most… Read more »

New Ideas About Old Age

What comes to mind when you think of aging? If you envision frailty and loss of function, that’s understandable if you have been looking around at people you know. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, only 5% of adults over 65 are fit and highly active. 65% are functioning independently but… Read more »

5 habits to improve your nutrition that do not involve making tough choices about what to eat

1. Fast overnight for at least 12 hours This allows digestion to complete, which takes about 8 hours. Then your digestion can have a rest while your body has energy for other repair and maintenance processes. Studies show a correlation between eating in a smaller window of time during the day and weight loss, without… Read more »

30 Years of Health & Fitness – Part 1

Thirty years ago, my journey as a health and fitness professional began with a part-time job at a small women’s gym in south Austin. It was the 80’s and the gym was filled with weight machines upholstered in purple plastic flecked with gold. Outfitted in a leotard and leg warmers, I taught fitness classes, demonstrated… Read more »