Cookies, Cortisol, and Coping

If you are a self-labeled “stress eater”, you are not alone – Nearly 30% of women and 19% of men surveyed as part of the American Psychological Association’s “Mind-Body Health” campaign in 2006 said they found themselves eating for comfort. And what typically follows is a complex cycle of regret and still feeling stressed. This is…

Crush Your Excuses – Eat your Greens

The most often excuse for not eating more veggies is not liking the taste or not knowing where to fit them in. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t just grab a handful of raw kale when I’m in the mood for food, but I absolutely LOVE vegetables. I love how great I feel…

The Power of Community

The secret to success might just lie in your surroundings. Are you part of a health & fitness community? If you can’t come up with at least three names of people that know the purpose and effort you want to put forth daily toward achieving a specific goal, let this be a warning to you: working…