5 Healthy Living Books

Five Healthy Living Books To Read This Year

Read Them or Weep! How many books do you plan to read this year?  If you’re into audio, how many audio books do you plan to listen to this year? I love to read and listen to books. I wish I read more, but between podcasts and audio books, I feel like I absorb quite a bit of content on a daily basis. This is generally a good thing, but every once in awhile I read or listen to something that really is a waste of time. My goal today is to save you from that waste.  If you only have time for a few healthy Read More

Morning Routine

30 Days to a Healthier Life – Morning Routine

I know what you’re thinking – Is this a new Cool Healthy Life challenge?  No, unfortunately you’ll have to wait until later in the year for that.  However, this is an update on the 10 Days to a Healthier Life Challenge from last month. As some of you may have guessed, we’re now over 30 days into my new morning routine, and I thought it made sense to check in with my progress. I’m happy to report that I really feel like my new morning schedule has become second nature.  I’m naturally waking up earlier every morning, and I still genuinely look forward Read More

Osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis?

Today we take the road less traveled.  We’re leaving the normal realm of yoga and “good daily habits” articles and plunging deeper into a health topic that America is becoming more concerned about: What is Osteoporosis? What is Osteopenia? What is Osteoporosis? Osteopenia and osteoporosis are related medical conditions that present varying levels of bone loss, measured by bone mineral density. Bone density is a marker used to pinpoint how strong a bone is and the possibility that it might break.   The following is a more thorough description of the two conditions, differences between the two, and potential treatment options for Read More

Blue zones

Blue Zones – What the World Has to Learn About Living Healthy

It’s been proven that by living a healthy lifestyle, we have the potential to live longer lives. Intriguingly, there are small groups of people who are taking this strategy to a whole new level.   These individuals live in one of the world’s Blue Zones, locations where impressive numbers of people are living remarkably longer, fuller lives. What Are Blue Zones? The term Blue Zones is used to specify a geographic area where people tend to live measurably longer, healthier lives. The Blue Zones principle was initially developed based on the demographic work carried out by Michel Poulain and Gianni Pes, who identified Read More

Healthy life

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 10

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 10 The sweet smell of success.  The ten-day healthy life challenge is complete.  Birds are chirping, winter flowers are blossoming and I am feeling great! The last ten days has been a blast.  It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve enjoyed the journey. I feel like I’m on top of my game, both physically and mentally. You know what the trick to the whole ten-day journey was?  I Read More

Healthy Life wooden sign with a forest background

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 9

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 9 Almost there. I can taste success and I’m in a dead sprint to the finish line.  I definitely feel like I have more energy throughout the day.  It’s interesting, actually.  Less sleep, less coffee, and more exercise translates into more energy. Who would have guessed? All from getting up an hour early and sticking to an easy morning routine.  Today’s Routine Meditation – 15 minutes. Affirmations –  5 Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 8

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 8 Eight Down.  Two to go.  Or eight down and infinity to go.  Either way I’m feeling pretty good.  The toughest part is still the 30 seconds after my alarm goes off.  After that (and a splash of water on the face), the rest is just part of my new morning.  I won’t say it’s quite like second nature, but we’re definitely starting in that direction.  Daily Routine Meditation Read More

Healthy challenge

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 7

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 7 Lucky Number seven. I’ve made it through almost an entire work week and I’m happy to report that I’m still alive.  I actually think it might be easier keeping up with my morning routine than it is keeping up with my daily blog posts! Daily Routine Meditation – 15 minutes Exercise –  7 Minute Work Out routine Writing – 30 minutes What Happens After Ten Days? Read More

Benefits of Water

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 6

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 6 Welcome to the 2nd half of the 10-day challenge! It feels like I’ve been practicing my new morning routine for much longer than six days.  I would say four days went well and two days were on the tougher side. Overall, today was a good day.  Getting back into the daily grind is never fun, but I believe my morning activities have made the transition much Read More

sleeping boxer

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 4

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 4 This was the day I dreaded.  Readjusting to the 6:00 am wake-up and then having a full day of work was going to be a tough transition.  How do you think the day went? It went great!  Yes, getting out of bed was more difficult than on previous days and it was pitch dark outside, but after a splash of agua on my face and a Read More