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Rethinking the New Year’s Resolution

January 1st will be here before we know it. Every year, at least one person asks me what my New Year’s resolution is and my answer has always been the same…I don’t have one. Why? Because I like to think of the changes I want to make in my life on a continual basis, not […]

How to Exercise When It Gets Darker Earlier (and colder!)

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase […]

Creative Ways to Stay Hydrated

Sometimes I struggle to consume enough water each day, even though I know there are many health benefits of staying hydrated. If you need some creative ways to stay hydrated this fall, try these tips!   Make water your preferred your beverage throughout the day and make other beverages (soda, fruit drinks, etc.) something you […]

Review of the Fitbit Versa : Pros and Cons

This summer I had to replace my beloved Samsung Gear tracker. It had enough of my running and flat out refused to connect to my phone anymore. I really wanted the Garmin Fenix 5 but could not spend that much money on a tracker. So I decided on the FitBit Versa because it can track […]

How to Stay Healthy at the State Fair

No matter where you are reading this from geographically, the autumn season brings exciting annual traditions! One of my favorite traditions is to attend the North Carolina State Fair. Even if you do not attend your own state fair, similar events are held in local towns as well.  No matter the size and location of […]

Quick Tips for Staying Active during the Fall Season

Fall is here, and it is such a beautiful time of year! The leaves start to fall, the pumpkins come out and the weather becomes much cooler. Can you think of a more perfect time to get outside and be active? Several indoor and outdoor activities exist that are great for cooler weather, so don’t […]

An Easy Way to Start Being Active Every Day

Have you ever found consistent exercise a challenge? I had a difficult time being active while I was working and in graduate school at the same time. I could not imagine planning time to exercise. Despite the challenge, realized that I might be busy but I could still be active and now I have reached […]

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Try New Things

Eat Smart By: Trying some new fruits or vegetables that are in season! There are several ways to incorporate new fruits and vegetables into your meals, snacks and even your water. I am a picky eater, but during the summer I like to challenge myself by trying new produce. I can always find in-season produce at […]

5 Tips to Stay on Track When Routines Change

This summer has wreaked havoc with my exercise routine. Travel, work conferences, family medical issues, a personal medical issue, house projects, and a dog that suddenly developed a fear of thunder and loud rain have all contributed. It has been hard to stay focused and motivated. I haven’t quit my gym, but I have just […]

Tips for Staying Active, Even When It’s Hot Outside

Summertime is in full swing and there are so many fun and active things to do outside! Perhaps you have been anticipating summer, but now the hot days are limiting your opportunities to be active. The good news is, you can still be physically active each day and spend little to no time outdoors on […]