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Stress Management & Lifestyle

  • Keeping an Open Mind

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | November 4, 2015

    open-mindHope you’re having a great week. Here’s today’s tip: stay flexible and keep an open mind. Being open to new ideas, avoiding rigidity and allowing the possibility of doing things differently can put you on a path even better than the one you’d imagined. When we stay rigid and inflexible we can let newer, better and more interesting opportunities pass us by. Sure, you may have done things a certain way for so long, but sometimes it’s worth taking an objective look and asking yourself, “How’s that working for me?”

    For example, maybe you’ve been exercising the same way for years – but are you getting the results you want?

    Maybe you’ve had certain rules and ideas about parenting. Now that your kids are older, do those rules need to be reevaluated and updated? Read more

  • Stress is a Heavy Topic: The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 23, 2015

    stressUnderstanding the Causes of Stress and Our Reactions

    Stress can contribute to aging, weight gain, illness and disease. In other words, stress makes us sick, fat, old and exhausted.

    Have you noticed, for instance, a connection between feeling extra stressed and gaining a few pounds, especially around the midsection? That’s because there’s a link between stress and weight gain.

    By understanding when you’re prone to stressing and what to do about it, you will not only feel healthier, but also a little lighter on your toes.

    When you’re stressed, it’s unlikely that you want to devote any extra effort or energy to reading labels, pre-planning healthy meals or snacks, or making healthier food choices. When consumed with stress, you want relief and don’t want to think about the extra work involved in creating healthy habits. It seems too big a task and you don’t have the energy to take on anything additional because you already feel overextended and overwhelmed. Read more

  • Stress and Weight Gain

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 1, 2015

    If you've noticed that you have put on a few pounds recently, particularly in your midsection, it could be due to chronic stress. Stress and weight gain can be linked. Find out why…

  • 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

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