Having Fun is Good for You!

Who doesn’t like having fun? While everyone may have individual preferences as to what constitutes having fun, research makes one thing clear: having fun is highly beneficial to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Studies have shown how having fun can reduce stress, improve sleep, increase serotonin and endorphins, and keep us moving more, among […]

The All-Or-Nothing Mindset is OUT in 2024

As we enter the time of year when people start thinking about behavior change, I think it’s important to go into these changes realistically. Don’t get me wrong, goals are GREAT! Setting goals is necessary for change and focus. Sticking with and achieving goals is rewarding but it is good to make sure that your […]

I’m too busy for Self-Care!

There are days or seasons of life when we feel like we have too much on our plate to consider ourselves and our health. I would like to challenge this mindset and instead view taking care of your health as a spectrum and it is important to acknowledge where you are on that spectrum will […]

Benefits of Casual Social Ties

Loneliness has become a significant public health issue, prompting the Surgeon General to issue a warning about its impact on individual well-being and society as a whole. The increasing prevalence of social isolation and loneliness can lead to various adverse health effects, including increased risk of mental health disorders, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality to […]

Avoid the Trap of Comparison

Even just a casual scroll through your social media feeds can trigger feelings of not being enough. With the prevalence of social media, it is so easy to become consumed with comparing oneself to others who appear to be living their best life. You may not even realize you are internalizing the messages on your […]

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How to Plan for Busy Fall Schedules

Students and teachers are now back at school! For the rest of us, it is almost time to say goodbye to summer. When seasons and schedules change throughout the year, it is important to have a plan to continue incorporating healthy practices into daily routines. I am currently adjusting to a busier schedule with work […]

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12 Mindful Eating Strategies

Eating with purpose, paying attention to eating, recognizing hunger and satiety; all of these help define mindful eating. Our recent article published in Current Obesity Reports, and then in The Washington Post, established that mindful eating is a powerful tool to help us eat healthy and manage weight. But how do we go from a fast-paced, […]

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Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Featured In The Washington Post

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less team examined the impact of mindfulness, specifically mindful eating, on weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight regain. The results of this research were published in Current Obesity Reports. We are honored The Washington Post has showcased the study results in a recent article. Additionally, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s Health […]