3 Easy Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is upon us!  There are many ways to do Thanksgiving that do not involve making the entire day (or week) about food.  Last year, we gave you a resourceful list on 5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy.  This year, we are going to focus on 3 real-life common Thanksgiving scenarios and how to tackle them.  Remember that your health always comes first.  Just because you have “always done” Thanksgiving a certain way does not mean you cannot change it up to suit your healthy weight-loss program.   (more…)

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The Skinny on Cucumber Juice

Whether you are looking for a clean drink that is compatible with your diet plan, an energy boost, to spice up your regular water routine, or just simply want a healthy beverage, cucumber juice is a great choice. Cucumbers are comprised of 98% water, so they are the perfect option to make a refreshing, low-calorie drink that will keep you on track with your diet plan.  It is also an easy way to try out the new juicing craze.  Not all of the super-healthy, increasingly popular juice drinks require using a juicer.  For example, cucumber juice can be made with either a blender or food processor.  This makes it easy to whip up a batch without having to invest in an expensive new kitchen appliance. (more…)

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Ice Skating

Ice skating is a fantastic activity that can be enjoyed technically at any time of the year, but fall is a great time to lace up those skates and get moving.  Although skating on an outdoor pond or ice rink is the ideal environment for skaters, you can easily find an indoor rink that works just as well.  Ice skating is a great exercise, whether you are doing it as a recreational hobby or in a competitive situation, such as figure skating or ice hockey.  Whether you are looking for a  fun family activity, a new exercise that can be done with a buddy, or a solo workout, ice skating fits the bill.  Plus, here are some additional perks you can gain from ice skating. (more…)

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Shortcuts to Zen (Part 2)

In our previous article about getting from A to Zen, we named some technology tips that can help with mindfulness.  This time, we are going to focus on physical and mental things you can do in order to begin your path to zen.  Keep in mind, these are suggestions, not hard and fast rules.  The cornerstone of mindfulness is finding a consistent practice that works for you and your personal tastes.  Never try to force yourself.  Feel free to try these or modify them as you wish to make them useful to you.  We would love to hear from anyone who wants to share their mindfulness tips and tricks, especially if it relates to your diet.  Feel free to comment below! (more…)

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