Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Are you familiar with the term “Nutrient dense”? It means that a food packs more nutrients by weight than other foods. So if you’re comparing a few apple slices and a twinkie, that weigh the same, the apple slices would be more nutrient dense. Make sense? One of the...

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Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Getting Strong! This week, we're going to start looking at strength training. Strength training provides a number of significant benefits including weight loss and reducing your risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. And when you work to build strength, you provide...

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Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

No Sweetened Beverages Okay, I’ll admit that this may be one of the more difficult steps for people to take. From ice tea and coffee to alcoholic beverages, sugar is added to most things that we drink. There are going to be several paths to take depending on your...

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2021 Word of the Year

2021 Word of the Year

Do you have a New Year’s ritual?  We have several in our home, mostly they involve food. However, each year instead of setting a resolution, which never really inspires me, I choose a word for the year. The purpose of this word is to set intentions for the year and to...

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Simple Daily Steps – Hydrate!

Simple Daily Steps – Hydrate!

One of the simplest things that you can do to improve your health is to make sure you're properly hydrated. When you're hydrated, you have more energy (your cells need water to create energy) When you're hydrated, you're not as hungry (one of the early signs of...

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Checking In – Simple Daily Steps

Checking In – Simple Daily Steps

Checking in With Yourself! As you move through the Simple Daily Steps, I have found that it is important to occasionally take a week off from adding  a new step and to instead, spend some time assessing the steps you've already implemented into your life. When I work...

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Simple Daily Steps – Get Your Heart Rate Up

Simple Daily Steps – Get Your Heart Rate Up

Welcome back to Simple Daily Steps! If you've been following along, this is the 5th lifestyle habit that I've introduced. You can go back to the blog and visit, or revisit, the past 4 habits. Or you can start right here! As an athlete, a health coach, and a nurse I...

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Simple Daily Steps – 3 Minute Morning Stretch

Simple Daily Steps – 3 Minute Morning Stretch

Getting the blood flowing first thing in the morning helps you become more aware of your body and the blood flow to your muscles improves your general health. And, when you become more aware of your body, you tend to take better care of it. It's also important to note...

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Simple Daily Steps – Track Your Evening Intake

Simple Daily Steps – Track Your Evening Intake

Many people, myself included, often consume half of our daily calories in the evening. This is fine, in theory, if you're not also eating all day long. You see, the human body wasn't designed for a continuous intake of food and calories. Just a few decades ago we had...

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Simple Daily Steps – 3 Deep Breaths

Simple Daily Steps – 3 Deep Breaths

I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!  Last week we talked about eliminating sugar at breakfast. You were encouraged to start where you are and to pursue a path that felt doable - even if that means eliminating sugar at 3 breakfasts each week or using...

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Simple Daily Steps – No Sugar at Breakfast

Simple Daily Steps – No Sugar at Breakfast

No Sugar at Breakfast Eating sugar first thing in the day sets you up for a day of energy spikes and plummets and over time it creates insulin resistance (and diabetes). Starting your day off with blood sugar imbalances can increase stress, cause cravings, increase...

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