03.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
Many of us have heard the mantra that "you can't outwork a bad diet" and "abs are made in the kitchen". Although exercise is an integral part of your health and fitness regimen, your diet is also crucial to achieving your goals. How much should you be eating or not eating based on your daily activity level? There's no one size fits all meal plan, and how do you know what's right for you? After all, a very restrictive eating plan, paired with long intense exercise, could leave you leaning on muscle mass ... Read More
03.01.2016 / Blog Posts Community Events
March is Women's History Month! The purpose is to pay tribute to and recognize generations of women who have committed their lives to striving for equality and have proved invaluable to society. March 8th is International Women's Day so historically the month is focused around that.
Believe it or not, the first steps to even having a month to honor women did not begin until the 1980’s. In February of 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. That same year, Representative ... Read More
02.29.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Grit, science says, is more important than innate ability when it comes to achieving success. Maybe that’s why a post I wrote back in October listing psychotherapist Amy Morin’s habits to break if you want to be exceptionally mentally tough seemed to strike a chord with so many readers. A follow-up piece with advice from Morin on how to tell if you have above average levels of grit was equally popular.
Mental toughness, it seems, is something nearly everyone would like to have—and which many of us think we could ... Read More
02.24.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
It has been almost two months since we've declared our health resolutions for the new year. At this point in the game, many resolvers may be getting discouraged and overwhelmed because you may not be seeing the results you'd hoped for. If you've been playing the fat burning game for awhile and have yet to achieve a 'W', these 5 tips may be a reason for your stunted progress.
You're not consistently sticking to the plan. Consistency is key to any health goal. It normally didn't take you a month to ... Read More
02.22.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
The term career-driven has essentially become synonymous with “workaholic.” Upon hearing those two little words, most people assume you eat, sleep, and breathe only your work. They have no doubt about the fact that it makes up the entirety of your life. And, apologies to dear ol’ mom and dad, but you have a hard time caring about anything that falls outside the four walls of your office.
Now, don’t get me wrong—I don’t see any problem with being particularly motivated. After all, work is a huge part of your daily life ... Read More
02.19.2016 / Blog Posts Events
The NFL hosted their first ever Women's Summit: "In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport” February 4-5 in San Francisco, right before Super Bowl 50. As a lead up to the big game, the NFL wanted to pay tribute to the critical role sports have played in the lives of female leaders past and present. They also wanted to raise awareness of the role they, as a league, can play in developing the next generation of leaders.
Commissioner Roger Goodell opened the summit, followed by a keynote address by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Other speakers at ... Read More
02.13.2016 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Valentine's Day is here! No matter what your relationship status is, there are a lot of fun ways to celebrate the holiday. Check out the ideas below if you're looking for something new to do this Valentine's Day!
If you have a significant other:
- Create a memory: Valentine’s Day could be the perfect time to do something completely new with your partner. The thrill of thinking outside the box and being creative can increase your bond and create a shared special memory you'll have forever!
- Cook at home: Ditch waiting in line forever for a ... Read More
02.15.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Aside from the usual stuff like picking out an outfit, eating your breakfast, and taking a shower, what do you do in the morning?
I’m guessing that you spend some time catching up on email before getting into the day’s tasks. Maybe you check out who said what on Twitter the night before. Or, maybe you just stare into your cereal bowl hoping that when you look up, it’ll be Friday. And that’s what most other people do, too.
But you’re not “most other people.” You know that doing things ... Read More
02.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.
However, the good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. This month can be used to raise more awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.
Here are some heart healthy diet tips: Read More
- Reduce unhealthy fats in your diet - Rather than avoiding fat in your diet, try replacing ...
02.10.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
Many of us in the North East are just recovering from winter storm Jonas that kept us in the house and buried under several feet of snow for a few days. With winter finally rearing it's ugly head, there's no signs of it slowly anytime soon. So I'm handing out some armor of wisdom with 5 ways to stay happy, healthy and fit throughout this winter season's snowstorms.
Stay Active. Being snowed in doesn't mean wrap up in bed all day with your favorite comfort foods. You can still be active ... Read More
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