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A Fun and Easy Way to Drink More Water

Water is critical to our health and well-being. Our body is 60% water (by weight). We can only survive a few days without water. Benefits of consuming adequate water include: Click here to read more... ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Darleen Barnard is an ACE Certified Health...

Health Coaching: Why It Is so Powerful

As a Certified Health Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer, I am often asked about the difference between Health Coaching and Personal Training. Almost everyone knows what a Certified Personal Trainer does and we usually think of treadmills, weights, and physical...

How to Improve Sleep for Better Health

You have probably felt the effects of not getting enough sleep at some point in your life. Although not a complete list, some of the more common effects include: Weight Gain or Loss Thinking and Reasoning Increased Risk for Diabetes Weakened Immunity Impaired Memory...

Get More Exercise Without “Exercising”

We all know that exercise is good for our health. From helping us manage our weight to improving strength, flexibility, and just feeling better, exercise offers a ton of benefits. The problem is most of us struggle to find the time. We barely have enough time each day...

Focus on the Process to Achieve Your Goals

One of the most common things I hear from my clients is their frustration and disappointment with themselves when they “cheat” on their new weight loss program. Although it is unrealistic for any of us to expect perfection, we all do. We all think we can and should be...

3 Strategies to Get Excited About Change

If you find yourself facing big changes or if you have been considering making a change but fear has been holding you back, I encourage you to acknowledge the fear, but embrace the excitement. Recognize that change is both scary and exciting for all of us, but we have...

Crush Your Goals with the Heuristic Process

The word heuristic means to find or discover. A heuristic process uses an educated guess, or trial and error, to find a solution most likely to yield the desired result. Feedback from this trial and error process (or experiment) is then used to modify future actions...

Mini Habits for Weight Loss

Mini habits are changes so small that the subconscious mind isn’t alerted to the change. The changes are flying under the radar so to speak. When we make the changes small enough that the subconscious mind doesn’t notice, then we have a chance to make a change! We may...

Master Weight Loss With a Positive Mindset

We all know the importance of nutrition and exercise when it comes to losing weight, but very few people focus on having a positive mindset – the missing 3rd ingredient. Anyone who decides to lose weight will have to deal with negative emotions on their journey, and...

How to Change Our Behavior For Success

Simply knowing “how” to do something, doesn’t mean that we will do it. We may know how to walk, but how many of us make it a point to walk every day for exercise? We may know how to eat vegetables, but how many of us eat our veggies every day? Knowledge does not...

10 Ways to Break Through a Plateau

The dreaded plateau! We all know the frustration that we feel when we are trying to lose weight, but the scale just won't budge! How many times have you found yourself in this situation? You make sacrifices all week. You don’t have a piece of cake at your niece’s...

How to Find Time To Exercise

Anyone who is new to exercise knows that starting a new exercise routine can be challenging. In fact, ANY new routine in life can be challenging! As I have worked with clients over the years, I have found that it can be difficult to break old habits and form new ones,...

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

The subconscious mind is the main driver of our behavior and therefore our performance. If you are not getting the results you want, you must learn how to reprogram your mind for success. Our mind functions primarily on two levels – the conscious and subconscious...

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