Posts with the tag
motivation

5 Tips to Stay Motivated For Exercising at Home

Exercising at home has been a struggle during COVID especially amidst gym closures. I am an avid gym-goer…or I was pre-COVID. In fact, most of my free time was spent in a gym as I have been a part-time certified personal trainer for 8 years. Most of my clients used to come to me, not… Continue reading »

4 Healthy-ish Fair Food Alternatives

COVID-19 has caused some of our favorite events to be either placed on hold or canceled completely. The NC State Fair is a longstanding North Carolina tradition that has been canceled this year for the first time since 1945.  Some people will miss the rides and the exhibits, but many people visit the fair just… Continue reading »

5 Tips to Not Gain Weight on a Cruise

My family and I recently took a cruise to Alaska and it was awesome!  Between all of the activities scheduled during the at sea days and the walking during the days in port, there was plenty to do and despite the 24/7 access to food, I am happy to report that I did not gain… Continue reading »

Just Move: How doing anything, but sitting, can lead to improved health

We’ve all probably heard by now the idea that sitting is the new smoking. We spend our days hunched over our desks, sitting in our vehicles, enjoying our latest Netflix binge, using our smartphones to order dinner and next week’s groceries- it’s inevitable that at some point in your day you are likely sitting. A… Continue reading »

Presenteeism in the Workplace

Have you ever found yourself fighting to stay awake or distracted during the workday because you failed to get a decent night’s sleep due to stress? Have you missed a deadline or made an error for a work project because of chronic pain or other symptoms that distracted or interrupted your work? Have you observed… Continue reading »

Two Years of a Gym Membership

So it’s been two years since I got my gym membership. I shared my strength training success after joining the gym, and continue to share my journey with you. This year, Most of my successes and challenges this year have outside of the gym walls and away from the weights and machines. The workouts keep… Continue reading »

Results from the 2018 Holiday Challenge

The results are in! The 2018 Holiday Challenge was the largest and most successful Holiday Challenge since it began in 2006. There were more than 39,000 people who joined the 2018 Holiday Challenge, which is a 36% increase in participation from 2017. All 50 states, all 100 NC counties, and 27 additional countries participated.  Click the map below to… Continue reading »

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Staying Active During Winter Months

The winter months and the holiday season can bring a lack of motivation to exercise when it’s darker and colder outside. Be encouraged to discover what works best for you so that physical activity can be a part of your daily routine, even you are in stuck indoors. Try these tips to keep moving more this… Continue reading »

How to Exercise When It Gets Darker Earlier (and colder!)

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase… Continue reading »

A Dietitian’s Guide to Popular Diets

Paleo?  Keto?  Blood type diet?   It seems like every week, a different popular diet trend emerges.  As a dietitian, I receive many questions from program participants, family, and friends about how I feel about the newest diet fad.  Luckily, there are two questions that many dietitians and I ask to determine if a diet is… Continue reading »