Happy New Year

Each year when I hear this term, I have great expectations for the new year. In the past, I hoped the new year would become the year that I received everything I wanted. Life does not work that way. There is a quote that says, “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating... Read more »

Seek Immunity

A strong immune system is critical for good health. It is your best defense against infections and illnesses. Your immune system works to stop germs and remove viruses, bacteria, and toxins that do not belong in your body. We need to make sure our lifestyle choices support our immune system. Living a healthy lifestyle is... Read more »

Stress Management

Every human has stress in their lives. In fact, we may consider that stress is a normal part of life. However, chronic stress can lead to health issues including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, hair loss, weight issues, and headaches. There are ways you can manage stress. First, you need to determine your individual... Read more »

Healthy Habits Around the World

According to Worldometer, the life expectancy in Japan is 85 years, Italy is 84 years, France is 83 years, and Greece is 82 years. Life expectancy in the United States is 78 years; however, states have different numbers. For instance, life expectancy in Hawaii is 82 years and in West Virginia it is 74 years.... Read more »

You Can Enjoy Eating Healthy

Sometimes when I talk to people about eating healthier, I am told that healthy foods do not taste good and it is a struggle for them to eat healthy. You should not view eating healthy as a chore. You can enjoy eating healthy. To enjoy eating healthy you may need to change your mindset. Do... Read more »

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Some people believe that eating healthy is expensive. Yes, healthy food can cost more; however, you can eat healthy on a budget. It takes planning to save money purchasing food. The following are a few tips you can incorporate. Before you go grocery shopping create a list. This will assist in preventing impulsive purchases. Also,... Read more »

Enhance Your Healthcare Plan This Summer

It is summer and COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted. Now we can come out of our hibernation and do activities that were off limits. We can take this time to reevaluate our healthy lifestyle plans. Are there things we can change, improve, or implement? Summer is a great time to consume more fruits and vegetables.... Read more »

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health

When Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open to focus on her mental health it started conversations regarding mental health. I personally commend her for making her well-being a priority. A lot of times we put our mental health on the backburner. Ignoring mental health issues do not make them go away. In fact, they... Read more »

Make Sleep a Priority

For me exercising and eating healthy is much easier than getting an adequate amount of sleep. I have so much I want to accomplish it makes it difficult for me to get my sleep. I must implement processes to get an adequate amount of sleep. In the past, I bragged about getting by on four... Read more »

Do Not Be Afraid to Be Yourself

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” This quote was written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years ago and is still relevant today. What does it mean to be true to yourself? It is determining who you are as a person. You should understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. The biggest challenge to being... Read more »