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Choose Gratitude For Well-Being

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Self Help

As you celebrate the holidays and plan for a healthier more active you in the new year, give yourself a timeout Take time to step away from the frenetic hustle and bustle and think seriously about gratitude during the year that is ending One of my many caveats with my clients is to remind them that the well-being life has many facets and gratitude is one of the important elements...

Why You Need Exercise to Manage Holiday Season

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I started the month with a list of tips to guide you through the seasonal adventures of holiday eating One of the biggest challenges often faced by my clients is about do and don’t, along with when and how When can I exercise, or get in the workout...

16 Tips For Healthwise Holiday Eating & Managing Diabetes

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Home Management

Like so many of you, I glanced at the calendar and had that light bulb moment, realizing that the holiday season is on the doorstep They’re lighting trees, promoting holiday gifts and stocking supermarkets with all the ingredients to cook up the seasonal dishes and desserts we love One of the things that is consistently are on the minds of my clients living with diabetes is the “Tis’ the season what can I eat challenge...

Eat More Veggies—Give ‘Em a Makeover

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

As a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), the advice I share with clients includes adjusting their daily diets to be more plant-centric Research indicates that including more plant-based foods in the diet can be beneficial Some of the benefits include consuming fewer calories, less fat, lowering the risk of heart disease, and reducing the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes...

What About Breakfast?

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

What’s for breakfast It is National Breakfast Month and the question is what are we eating I share with my clients that it is not necessarily when you eat, but what you eat...

Eating on Campus & Dodging the “Freshmen 15”

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Education

Several of you are sending children off to start the “college student journey” One of the biggest challenges facing both students and their parents is to refrain from indulging to the point of bulging Adjusting to independence, new schedules and new lifestyles can create an upheaval in one’s eating habits...

Snack Wisely For Well-Being & Energy

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I have several clients who have upped their activity levels as they focus on the well-being lifestyle One of the biggest challenges they’ve confessed to me is the tough time they have with snacking We are a country of snackers and according to the NPD Group’s What America Eats report, Baby Boomers snack 20 percent more often than Millennials...

Calling All Men to Focus on Scoring Better Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

June recognizes a number of health-related dates It is noted as Men’s Health Month and includes Men’s Health Week Additionally there is also Wear Blue Day the color that is designated to raise awareness and educate men and women about the importance of men’s health...

Be Stroke Aware Year ‘Round

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

As we wrap up the month designated for Stroke Awareness, let’s remember that it’s important to be mindful of our health and the symptoms of stroke every month Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke According to the World Heart Federation, the global stats show that every year 15 million people suffer a stroke...

What’s Healthy Now?

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

There has been a lot of conversation lately about “healthy” and I must admit it made me take a minute and ask myself “So what do people think is healthy” In working with clients over the years, I’ve learned the definition of the word or the interpretation of healthy can mean a ton of things Because these differences in opinion on healthy can be a challenge to staying on point in the well-being lifestyle, I hope today’s post will help clear things up...

Travel is a Trip-Take Health Goals on the Road

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Travel is a tremendous experience which can be exciting, enriching, and exasperating And sometimes the challenge of getting to the destination can totally blow your efforts to focus on a healthy lifestyle As my clients share their travel plans with me, we talk about eating well wherever they are going...

Spring Forward With Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Now that you've finished up the big meal from the Spring holiday, let's get the folks who strayed from their best laid "healthy" eating plan back on track In this season of fresh tender vegetables and richly flavored fruits, these food groups come with plenty of the right stuff Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are an aid in maintaining good health...

Savor the Flavor With Healthy Options

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Business

Most of us enjoy eating We have a list of favorites and are fond of sampling new dishes and foods that we can add to our list Suddenly advice from the doctor to make lifestyle and daily diet changes can be jarring...

Opt For Heart Health Everyday

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

We've turned the page on the calendar -the chocolate roses, truffles, heart-shaped foods and all that jazz are behind us I'm not trying to dismiss February 14 as insignificant, but I do want to remind you that the heart is bigger than one dayI want you to give equal attention to keeping your heart healthy and adopting a lifestyle that will help keep it that way...

Host or Party Goer?-Choose Wise & Healthy Foods

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Between big time football games, awards shows and long weekends, before we know it this month will be over Now I know how easy it can be to drop the ball and fumble your best laid plans to move toward a healthier lifestyle No worries, you can easily make changes to incorporate your quest for better health into your social life...

New Dietary Guidelines Aid in Making Wise Choices

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

This time of year the buzz is about what's trending in the food world I try to share with my clients how the trends around wholesome food choices can aid them in making the best choices for a healthy lifestyle The recommended dietary guidelines issued every five years reflect some topical food trends along with recommendations for healthy eating...

Resolutions For a Healthier You

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

With the arrival of the New Year, I've had more than a few calls from clients sharing their resolutions and commitment to make changes to improve their well-being These resolutions range from broad-based to the specific---more wholesome eating, reducing carbohydrate intake, monitoring their food-related health issues, losing pounds, going gluten-free, opting for weight-loss surgery and several othersThe important thing to remember when deciding to change your lifestyle is to give serious consideration to what will work best for you...

Holiday Helps to Manage Diabetes

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

November is National Diabetes Month and the Center for Disease Control reports that there are 291 million people diagnosed and undiagnosed, that are challenged with this disease in the United States As a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) I focus on wise food choices throughout the year...

Dorm and Dining Tactics to Fight the Freshmen 15

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Education

I've been fielding questions from my clients focused around kids leaving home to start college Some parents want to give advice and step away Others however want to hover, defeating their goals of helping develop life skills to be independent...

Are You Getting Enough Choline?

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I hear some of you responding as my clients often reply, "What is choline I've never heard of that" Choline is a relatively recent addition to the list of required human vitamins...

Helping Men Make Changes For Better Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Though Father’s Day was noted for more than 50 years, it was not an official nationwide holiday, until 1972 President Nixon signed the law making the third Sunday in June, the day to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in their children's lives Fathers and father figures have a significant impact on the well-being of their children and families...

Travel Smart-Make Plans to Keep Your Body Moving

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I've just returned from a conference and car fatigue was the catalyst for today's post One of the key things to remember in laying out your travel plans is to consider how to get the exercise in When you're traveling it's not all about burning calories and keeping the energy level up---get that body moving to avoid deep vein thrombosis or DVT...

Reduce the Risk of Stroke, Make Changes For Better Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the goal of the month's activities is to reduce the impact and the incidence of strokes According to the National Institutes of Health, each year more than 700,000 Americans have strokes The incidence of this health risk affects finances, relationships, mental health and community support resources...

Bitter is Better

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

When asked about flavor profiles it is rare for folks to respond enthusiastically that they "love bitter" Bitter is one of the basic tastes that our taste buds identify along with sweet, salty, and sour An affinity for bitter is influenced by several factors including taste experiences, culture, and environment...

Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It is great to see that Spring is definitely on the way Now is the time to seriously focus on the Spring cleaning of the refrigerator and pantry I agree with you--it can be a grungy job but it’s one that has to be done...

Simple But Savvy Moves For Heart Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

This month it's all about hearts, love and adding a little TLC to your everyday life February is American Heart Month The month is dedicated to driving awareness around heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

Sun Shines Light on Good Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I have a confession to make-I take living in the Sunshine State for granted I don't even think about the number of days that sun brightens my daily outlook My reality check came after chatting with friends in the Midwest who were so pumped up that the sun was shining...

Waist-Watching? Add Soup, Whole Grains and Citrus

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

As we start the New Year, I've had a ton of questions from my clients focusing on their interest in giving a jumpstart to their healthy lifestyle goals I've had questions on the Green cleanse, shapely shakes, citrus cleanse, green tea diet, food lovers cleanse, and more My response to those inquiries is consistent with my mantra-"for better health all things in moderation; there is not one food that is all good or all bad for you...

Choose Health With Holiday Nosh and Nibbles

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, the holiday season is filled with friends, fellowship and food Now it’s the four-letter f-word aka Food that can get a person in trouble Too often my clients reach out to me after indulging in the seasonal food swag...

Oral Hygiene Creates a Picture of Health

Author: Michelle Stewart

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Did you know that what your oral health provider sees as he peers into your mouth is often an indicator of your overall health Good oral health is essential It impacts the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions...

 
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