September. Is there any better month? The colors, the scents, the temperature, the kids are back in school! Here are just a few reasons why I love this time of year: The air is cooler which means I can sleep with our windows open and not wake up with a sheen of sweat coating my body. My kids are back at school and my house looks less like a tornado touched down inside of it and more like I walked in mid-robbery. I don't have to pack, schlep, unpack, repack and re-schlep every chair, cooler, towel, water game, boogie board, bottle of sunscreen and umbrella we own in order to spend the day at the beach with my family. I can just...
Either I am a tightly wound ball of stress around my family or I am talking too much about my pursuit to become a better person because for my birthday a few weeks ago, my 14 year old son gave me a book titled: Practicing Mindfulness, 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health and Find Peace in the Everyday.
I have been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about what makes me happy. In fact, I am taking this so seriously, I enrolled in an online course through Yale University that focuses on the science and importance of being happy. I am doing this for a few reasons
Adding in exercise is also crucial to increasing your body’s metabolism, adding lean muscle mass and improving stamina. Remember this: while diet and exercise are both important for long-term weight loss, “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet,” says Dr. Shawn Talbott, PhD, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic.