With so many personalities within a family, how do you get your family on the same page to be healthier?
I hear this question a lot in my physical therapy practice as well as when I am coaching clients towards a healthier lifestyle.
For example, the Mom in the family is trying to lose weight and she wants to eat healthier but her family doesn’t want to eat salad every day. She struggles with trying to cook two different meals because that doubles her time in the kitchen and she is spending more money at the grocery store to satisfy two different menus. Inevitably this doesn’t work because the whole family isn’t working together.
If you can relate to this Mom, then I recommend creating S.M.A.R.T. goals the entire family can live with.
A S.M.A.R.T. goal is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
In the scenario above, one S.M.A.R.T. goal for this family may be:
We will strive to eat 1 fruit and 1 vegetable at...
Have you ever started a home project and reached a point where you realized you no longer could finish it on your own?
It’s the moment when you know that a ”how-to-video” isn’t enough and you need to hire a professional... or at the very least consult with an expert.
Perhaps you are at this point now and the project isn’t a home project but instead, it’s your health.
Many people wait weeks, months or even years to consult with a healthcare professional about their health because they choose the “wait and see if it goes away” approach.
If your roof is leaking, the water coming into your home won’t go away until a roofer fixes your roof.
If the oven no longer heats your food, the problem doesn’t go away until the technician fixes it or you purchase a new oven.
You probably wouldn’t wait years to fix your roof and I doubt you would wait months to solve your oven problem...
It’s 2021 and I am so excited for the New Year!
I’m not much for setting resolutions because they are easy to set and difficult to keep. However, I am all about setting goals and creating habits to achieve those goals.
What goals are you setting for yourself and your family this year?
What habits will you create so you can achieve your goals?
In my latest Facebook video, I talk about my recommended Top 10 Healthy Habits to get your year off to the right start. These are the same healthy habits I talk about in my recently published book DIY Health Habit: 9 Steps To Building Your Health With The Replace And Repeat Method!
I encourage you to watch the video and I welcome your comments too!
Wishing you the best in 2021 and praying you experience many blessings, too.
To Your Best Health,
This time of year many people start to reflect on the current year as they look forward to the upcoming year. Despite experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic year, I don’t think people will forego creating new year’s resolutions. In fact, because of health being such a topic of discussion, I predict many health goals will be created for 2021.
What about you?
Do you want to achieve your best health ever?
Are you tired of quick-fix-don’t-work myths and yo-yo crash-and-burn health myths?
Do you want to learn how to make the best decisions about your health so you can create healthy habits for a lifetime?
I recently published my first book to do exactly that!
The DIY Health Habit: 9 Steps To Building Your Health With The Replace and Repeat Method! is your step-by-step blueprint for laying a foundation of good health, building your health transformation, and achieving your best health ever.
Cleaning can take a lot out of you.
Wiping off countertops, sweeping the floor, vacuuming, and scrubbing floors - these can be intense activities!
Many of my patients often abandon the thought of a clean house because it’s too painful for them to achieve that sparkle and shine without having pain for days.
When patients share that they are unable to do many day-to-day tasks like cleaning because of their pain, I make sure to include these movements in their physical therapy plan.
I’m a problem solver so we get to the root cause of the problem and fix it in therapy so they have less pain, better mobility, increased strength, can get back to what they need to do (like cleaning), AND get back to what they want to do so they can have more fun!
One of the tips I teach my patients with back pain is a pain-free position that is safe for their back AND allows them to get chores done without aggravating their symptoms.
Watch this ...
Instead of working out on a bike or treadmill, why not do a little cardio cleaning at your house and get your workout in by scrubbing counters, cleaning toilets, and moving furniture before you vacuum?
This holiday season isn’t quite like any other due to COVID-19 and social distancing. My family cancelled our plans to visit my hometown in Cincinnati to reduce risk of exposure during traveling. I care for too many patients with medical issues like post-surgery, heart conditions, and frailty to put myself at risk and jeopardize their well-being too.
Despite not visiting family or inviting family/friends to join us for Thanksgiving dinner, we are still taking this time to thoroughly deep clean our house before decorating for Christmas. It’s kind of our tradition!
We cardio clean room by room before Thanksgiving so we can set up the tree on Thanksgiving Day and start to get in the festive mood of Advent, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, and the 12 Days...
Ladies and make-up artists - do you get neck pain when applying make-up on your face?
Does the simple act of applying mascara cause a headache?
What about when you are trying to get that perfect eyeliner application?
If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, then I’ve got a must-see video for you!
This video shares how to apply makeup without neck pain or headache!
There is one very simple thing you can do to decrease or completely prevent the onset of neck pain and a headache - watch the video to find out!
BTW, if you are suffering with neck pain, headaches, migraine, or TMJ issues, I love helping people like you! Many of these issues are interrelated which is why many people have several of these symptoms instead of just one.
I know what it feels like to have light and sound sensitivity.
I know what it’s like to have to turn your entire body...
Fall is the perfect time to get back on track with consistent fitness.
It’s not too hot.
It’s not too cold.
It’s just right!
Enjoying the outdoors and breathing in fresh air can lift your mood and clear your mind. Physical activity helps maintain a healthy body weight and improves quality of life. Physical activity can also improve self-esteem and act as an antidepressant effect in people with depression.
Here’s a few ideas to help you fall back into the healthy habit of fun fitness:
Select one of these options or create one of your own. The important thing is to get...
Let’s Celebrate November!
We are full swing into Autumn now and I absolutely love this time of year. For me, November reminds me of gratitude. Taking time to be thankful is my equivalent of stopping to smell the roses!
What are you thankful for?
In such a tumultuous year, I think it’s especially important to ask yourself that question. For me, when I stop focusing on what I am grateful for, I start to get sucked into negativity and the Oh woe is me mentality.
Here’s a little tip I learned from a business mentor. Every morning, try to find 3 different things to be grateful for.
Let’s try it.
Today, I am grateful for:
My knees hurt. My hips hurt. My back hurts.
How am I supposed to lose weight if it hurts to move?
I can’t exercise! I’ll hurt more!
Does this sound familiar?
Check out my recent Facebook video to learn 2 key solutions!
If you are struggling with weight loss or if you are struggling with aches and pains, I don’t want you to suffer. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am happy to start a conversation. You can reach me at [email protected]
To Your Best Health,
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