Successful Mornings Start Here!

If you’re like me, you’re busy…all the time. Sometimes I wake in the wee hours of the morning, my mind racing about what I have to accomplish the next day. ACK! So what can we do to make sure our mornings are more successful, that we have a positive day and a little peace of mind? Start here. Start with breakfast and don’t skip meals! Your brain and body need fuel. Low blood sugar is often the culprit for bad moods, low energy, and attention deficit. Try prepping breakfast and packing your lunch, or plan where and when you are going to eat the next day to make sure you don’t fall into this slump! Likewise, several studies have found that skipping breakfast leads to negative consequences, such as weight gain. Exercise three times (or more!) each week. Activity naturally Continue reading

Kick Being Sick

Despite January coming to a close, rates of influenza are still elevated across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, forty-seven states reported widespread flu activity for the week of January 13 – 19, and 6191 hospitalizations have occurred from flu since October 2012. Although young children, those over 65 years, and the immune-suppressed are at highest risk for infection, everyone seems to be sick. Partly because I work with college students, a population infamous for stress and poor diet, I have been sick more this year than any previous year! So how do you prevent getting sick or getting sick again? Start by getting plenty of rest; aim for 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Take time to relax; when stress is high, your immune system suffers. Take at least 10 minutes daily to close your Continue reading