Maximize Your Health with S.M.A.R.T. Goals

You want to prevent chronic disease.  Your motivation to change is high and you’re confident you can stick to it this time.  Now what?  Set a SMART goal.  When setting a health goal always remember to start small.  Maybe your main preventative health goal is to start exercising regularly, or to finally schedule that colonoscopy.  […]

Maximize Health with Physical Activity

We all know the benefits of regular physical activity: improved mood, better sleep, even weight loss.  But did you know that exercise is a powerful tool we can use to prevent chronic disease.  It can decrease your blood pressure, increase your insulin sensitivity, decrease your risk of cancer and dementia.  Regular exercise can also improve […]

Strength Training: Body Weight

Don’t have a set of weights?  Don’t let that stop you from the powerful benefits of strength training.  Not only does added muscle boost your metabolism, it increases your bone density, and improves balance and coordination.  Using your own body weight is a great place to start.  Think squats, lunges, push-ups, and sit-ups.  There’s nothing […]