Monthly Archives: June 2015

10 Easy Ways to Be Healthy and Lose Weight

Are you tired yet of thinking weight loss has to be so hard? Next time you feel like giving up, just choose one idea from the following list.  Just one!    MyGoal #016 illustration (Ten)

  1. Take 10 minute mini-breaks at work and walk up and down the stairs.  Work up to 3x/day.
  2. Create a workout plan for yourself using home equipment like milk jugs, chairs, stairs, boxes, packages and cans of food.
  3. Leave your shoes by the front door, so you are always ready!  You will be ready for a walk or an organized trip to the gym.

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Technology and Weight Loss: Pros and Cons

Mindfulness – This word and practice has the power to change your life completely.  Meditation gurus will tout the benefits of mindfulness, and teach the importance of being in the MyGoal #015 illustration (Twitter) present moment.  You do not have to spend hours in a meditation center to learn mindfulness.  You can practice it in your everyday life, because it is simply the art and act of paying attention.

Sounds easy, right?  In theory yes, but what do you do when the kids are crying for dinner, your boss needs that work project yesterday, and now your mom is calling you?  How mindful can you be when life gets busy? Add in an extra 75 emails you have yet to respond to, because your internet has been down for the last three days.

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Weight Loss and Stress: Your Breaking Point

More than 1/3 of American adults are obese (34.9%), and roughly 2/3 of American Adults are overweight or obese.  15.5% of American teenagers are obese, and 30.4% of American teenagers are overweight or obese.  As of 2012, 18% of kids ages 6-11 were obese, and more than 1MyGoal #014 illustration (Weighing)/3 of kids and adolescents were overweight and obese.

Do you see a pattern here? We are definitely not getting healthier, at least in a big enough way to make a dent in these statistics. “In the last three decades, not one country has achieved success in reducing obesity rates,” according to Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and a founder of the Global Burden of Disease approach.

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