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  • Tracking Your Fitness – At Home or When You Travel

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | June 30, 2015

    fitness-tracker-walkingMore than 1.4 billion dollars have been invested in fitness wearables since 2009. It’s become a huge and growing trend for individuals, as well as companies hoping to promote greater wellness in the workplace. For example, to promote wellness, Ikea gave all 14,000 of its U.S. employees, from executives to part-time cashiers, an UP fitness wristband from Jawbone. And while the corporate market is huge, the biggest market is still individuals who are on the lookout for the wearable that best suits their individual tastes, budget, needs and preferences.

    Looking to find the perfect fitness tracker to track your steps, routes, swim laps, sleep, and so much more? Better yet, ready to stay on track with your fitness goals while you travel? Here are some of the most popular, the most accurate, the most techy, and the most futuristic devices for tracking your fitness.

    We'll start with Fitbit, because in all of the research I’ve done, the Fitbit tends to rate very well. From least to most expensive, here are a few options to consider, with prices included: Read more

  • 4 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health

    by Paula Gallagher | June 16, 2015

    bicycle-familySome of the top causes of death amongst Americans are related to lifestyle. The good news is that the risk of heart disease, cancer, respiratory illness and stroke can all be reduced with lifestyle changes.

    Research suggests that the United States spends well over $7,000 per person per year on healthcare, more than twice the average of many other countries. Yet, the average life expectancy in the United States is far below many other nations that spend less on healthcare each year.

    Here are four lifestyle changes to improve your health and help prevent disease.

    1. Stop smoking. Tobacco use is the single most avoidable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Although we all know the detrimental effects that smoking has on our bodies, one in five Americans still smokes. The health benefits of quitting smoking are numerous, and many are experienced rapidly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, within 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting, heart attack risk begins to drop and lung function begins to improve. Read more

  • Take Care of the Caregiver - How to Maintain Your Health and Sanity

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | May 18, 2015

    caregiverRecently, I was asked to comment on: “How to take care of the caregiver?” Are you caring for others? Finding yourself exhausted and overwhelmed? If so, this is for you.

    How do you remember to take care of yourself when you’re a caregiver?
    If we’re spent, depleted and exhausted, we don’t have much to give. As a caregiver, it’s crucial to take care of ourselves so we have the energy, focus and patience to deal with others within our care and reach. If possible, it’s best to plan our our self-care plan because “if we fail to plan, then plan to fail.” That may mean getting in a quick workout early in the day, planning out healthy meals and snacks so we have what we need vs. being at the mercy of whatever is available, and writing down what we need to do for ourselves on a daily basis as an appointment, if necessary. Just as we respect our other appointments, if we schedule time for “an appointment with ourselves,” it’s more likely it’ll get done. Read more

  • Becoming a Positive Thinker: 7 Proactive Tips to Create the Good Life

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | April 20, 2015

    yes2While it may seem as if good things just seem to happen to "good" people, and the good life seems to be easier for some to attain than others, here’s some good news.

    These people don’t simply “get lucky.” Instead, they’re proactive in the way they live their lives. They’ve made a choice: to take deliberate action, avoiding what often becomes the chaos of reacting. And the experiences they create begin with the thoughts they think.

    What can you do to bring more positivity to your life, and the lives of others?

    How Positive Thinkers Think

    How does the positive thinker create the good life just by thinking differently?

    Positive thoughts naturally lead to positive feelings.
    Positive feelings lead to positive emotions.
    Positive emotions then promote positive behaviors.
    Positive behavior creates positive outcomes.

    A real example of applying these proactive steps could look something like this: Read more

  • 7 Spring Cleaning Strategies to Feel Healthier, More Energetic and Happier

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | April 6, 2015

    spring-clean-your-lifeWe've all heard of "spring cleaning," which is a time to get rid of what you no longer need, declutter, change over your closets, and get ready for longer days, more sunshine and more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. While spring cleaning can be a great way to get your home in shape, it's also a great time to tune up your life to feel healthier, more energetic and happier. Here are seven areas that may need your attention after a long winter:

    1. Your eating plan: Short days, holidays, vacations and travel over the last few months may have left you with winter weight gain, raging sugar cravings and some unhealthy eating habits that need to go. Want to look and feel better ASAP? Ditch the sugar and refined foods and instead opt for whole, real, nutrient-dense foods. Skip "frankenfoods" that come from a factory for foods that come from the earth. Your body will respond by happily shedding those extra pounds while giving you tons of energy, better sleep, clarity, a greater ability to focus, fewer cravings and so much more. Read more

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