Shelley Chermak - Elite Trainer, RN's Blog
On Sep 22, 2012We are all busy. It can be difficult to find the time to exercise. Walking is easy. It doesn't require equipment and can be done anywhere at any time of the day. If you do not have 30 minutes to exercise, try squeezing in one or two 10 minute walking sessions a day.
On Sep 15, 2011
September is ovarian cancer awareness month. The signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer mimic other common health conditions. Because of that, we may tend to ignore the symptoms of this deadly disease. Do you know the signs?
Abdominal pressure, fullness or bloating
Changes in bowel habits...Full Post
On Jul 16, 2011
The summer is here, the weather is warm and we all love being outside. It is now the season to play with our kids, grandchildren, garden, and take the dog for a walk. During this time, especially if there is a heat wave, we must be careful not to become dehydrated. Dehydration will occur if our body loses...Full Post
On Jun 22, 2011
TIPS FOR MINDFUL EATING:
* Smaller plate equals smaller intake: The size of the plate will help you control your calorie intake.
* Smaller serving spoon, smaller portion on your plate: Use a teaspoon to remove your food from the serving bowl.
* The bigger the...Full Post
On May 20, 2011
Looking for a midmorning or midday snack? Keep nuts in mind. They are inexpensive and easy to store. They are filled with healthy fats, protein, and fiber and when mixed with some dried fruit they provide a healthy mix of additional vitamins and minerals. Nuts can be purchased raw or roasted and it is best to buy them without...Full Post
On May 18, 2011
If you weigh 175 pounds, sitting quietly for 30 minutes will burn approximately 42 calories, standing will burn approximately 84 and pacing around your kitchen will burn about 183 calories. Get up and move! It will make a big difference with your weight loss. Every extra 100 calories burned will add up....Full Post
On May 17, 2011
One of Jack LaLanne's famous quotes was " I can't die, it would be bad for my image."
Jack did die in January 2011 at the age of 96. During his life he taught us so much about living in a healthy way. He said " Life is a pain in the butt; you need to work at it." When he was in his 90's he was still working...Full Post
On May 14, 2011
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, recently said, " I have been on a diet since 1976."
Having healthy eating patterns, mindful of portion control, should not feel like being on a diet. Eating five smaller sized meals a day, every three hours, will provide you with proper nutrition,control
On May 11, 2011
When trying to increase muscle size and power, be sure to choose your foods correctly. The carbs, proteins, and fat you consume each day fuel your workout and help to add bulk to your muscles. Make out a food schedule for the day: Eat six small meals and include a lean protein (ex: three egg whites, one egg yolk )...Full Post
On Apr 29, 2011The weather is warming up and the sun is shining, time to find a buddy and get out of the house and walk. If you are a beginner, take it slow...just 15 minutes a day / 4 days a week. Two days on / one day off. Work up to 30 minutes a day. Keep it simple, just do it. Walking will begin to improve...Full Post