Monthly Archives: September 2014

Motivation, The Driving Force for Success

motivationIt’s all great and wonderful that we work on which eating and exercise program will be the best one for us in order to achieve the quickest results.

However, there is one thing that must be put into action before any of these things work.

Motivation

Motivation is something we all want more of or believe we need more of. It is a mix of discipline and desire that we draw upon when needed. It is what propels us out of bed or out the door to our work-outs. Continue reading

Help Your Body By Choosing Anti-Inflammatory Foods

cancer_inflammation1We hear the word inflammation tossed around a lot these days. But what exactly is inflammation and why should we be concerned?

Inflammation is a process through which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals work at protecting us from foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria as well as infections. The chemicals from the white blood cells increases the blood flow to the injured area or area of infection resulting in slight warmth and redness as well as swelling in the tissues.

These increased cells within the injured area…like an injured joint, irritate the area causing swelling of the joint lining and eventually wearing out the cartilage that protects the bones. Continue reading

Countering Exercise Excuses

no cancerIt’s is easy for us as humans to come up with excuses not to be active and stick to our exercise program.

These excuses appear more frequently when our motivation levels begin to wane and we lose sight of our health and fitness goals.

Despite the fact that we yearn to be strong, fit and healthy, we continue to find excuses that keep us from our exercise program.

Like the rest of us, you most likely have made a promise to yourself that you were going to start exercising tomorrow…yet tomorrow comes and goes and you are still sitting motionless on the couch. Continue reading