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Category Archives: Health
I recently started a new small-steps habit — two minutes of breathing exercises with a resistance device, to help increase my lung capacity. For the first couple days, it was tough. I got dizzy a few breaths in, and had … Continue reading
Last week, we went through a 7-step process for transitioning into new eating habits, so this week I’d like to follow up with the other big “should” we often neglect: exercise. We’ve talked about setting exercise goals (here and here), … Continue reading
So you want to start a new diet–maybe your goal is to lose a few pounds, or maybe your doctor has recommended you change your eating habits for better health. How can you use kaizen to ease yourself into a … Continue reading
When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading
Okay, maybe not everything. But this month, my grocery list taught me how to link my everyday behavior to my long-term goals. Here’s what happened. As the next small step in our quest to eat healthier, my husband and I … Continue reading
Please welcome physical therapist Brenda Lawrence, who’s stopping in today to share her tips for living healthy. We all want to live healthier lives, but sometimes it can be hard to manage with work, family, friends, and all the other … Continue reading
So now that I’ve identified my goals for 2012 and done a Strengths-Weakenesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis for my fitness goal, it’s time to translate what I learned into a specific plan that I can follow in 2012. To start, let’s look … Continue reading
One of my intentions for 2012 is to get back into shape, and some of my 2011 small steps have laid the foundation for starting an exercise program: 10 minute stretching routine (increases range of motion, reduces muscles soreness after … Continue reading