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Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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It’s more important than ever to take action now.

It’s time to eat healthy.

If you sit for long periods of time, get up at least once an hour and take a walk or do some stretching and exercises. Check out these Office Exercises that you can do right now.

Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Marilyn Kvasnok

How Much is a Pound of Fat?

How Much is a Pound of Fat?

Are You Ready to Do a 180? 90 Days to Lose the Weight. 90 Days to Learn How to Keep it Off.

Marilyn Kvasnok

45 Reasons to Get Healthy

45 Reasons to Get Healthy

The number one New Year’s Resolution:  Lose weight and get healthy. But, it’s not going to happen without a plan. My first step is to figure out WHY I want to get healthy. Here are 45 reasons …

  1. I want to feel good.
  2. I want to smile when I look in the mirror.
  3. Because beauty starts on the inside.
  4. I want to prevent disease.
  5. I want a strong heart.
  6. Healthy is sexy.
  7. I want to be a good example to my family and friends.
  8. I have goals I want to reach.
  9. Staying healthy is cheaper than being sick.
  10. I’m ready to do a 180 and lose the fat forever.
  11. I want lean, stong muscles.
  12. It’s the only place I have to live.
  13. I want strong bones.
  14. I want to stay active.
  15. I want to maintain a healthy weight.
  16. I made a commitment to myself.
  17. I want to feel good in my clothes.
  18. I am not a quitter.
  19. I have a long bucket list to accomplish.
  20. I want a healthy brain.
  21. I want good eating habits.
  22. Life is worth living.
  23. Because I am in charge of my life.
  24. I want to wear my skinny jeans.
  25. Because not working out isn’t working out for me.
  26. I want to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
  27. If you rest, you rust.
  28. I want to keep my blood pressure low.
  29. I want to travel.
  30. Because vitamins are better than medication.
  31. I know healthy is the right thing to do.
  32. Eating healthy and controlling my weight prevents diabetes.
  33. I want to dance at my grandchild’s wedding.
  34. I want to live a long and healthy life.
  35. I want to feel happy.
  36. Because I’m worth it.
  37. I want to breathe easy.
  38. I want healthy, glowing skin.
  39. I want my family to be proud of me.
  40. I want to add years to my life.
  41. Because I am stronger than my excuses.
  42. Because mom would be proud.
  43. I want more energy.
  44. I want healthy lungs.
  45. Because I can.

Leave a comment with YOUR reasons to get healthy.

Download a printable list:  45 Reasons to Get Healthy

Marilyn Kvasnok

Get Ready To Do a 180

New Year’s Resolutions Revisited

2012 GlassesThe new year held so much promise. A new beginning … New dreams … New goals. We could start fresh in 2012, so we gave it lots of thought and decided on a New Year’s resolution. Odds are it was one of the top ten New Year’s resolutions.

It’s the end of April and many New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten. How are you doing with yours?

Lose Weight and Get Fit
With all the weight loss products and systems, why can’t we lose weight and keep it off? Athletes know the secret: It’s leucine. Leucine helps you keep muscle while you lose weight. And since your metabolism is in your muscles, you lose the weight and keep it off. Stop the vicious diet cycle. Losing weight can be a Cinch!

Quit Smoking
Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. There’s no good reason to smoke and every reason to quit. My Top 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking and links to resources to help you quit.

Learn Something New
Great for brain health. Take a class, learn to dance, volunteer at church or a hospital. These are just a few suggestions. The possibilities are endless.

Eat Healthy
Goodbye pizza, chips and Coke. Hello broccoli, apples and green tea. You don’t have to do it all in one day. I believe that continuing to make little changes adds up to a big difference over time. Make one little change today. I love salad. Make it interesting, add a protein and you have a healthy meal.

Get Out of Debt and Save Money
If you spend more than you earn, you’re heading in the wrong direction. The sooner you balance your spending to your income, the sooner you can start saving for larger purchases, vacation, children’s college and retirement. Make a plan and stick with it. You can Calculate your way back to financial health.

Spend More Time with Family
The number one regret people have is spending too much time working. While you’re at the office or the factory, the children grow up and sometimes spouses grow apart. You wonder where the years went. But, you can never get them back. It took me many years to realize that not everyone works 60-80 hours a week at a job. What If you could work from home, be your own boss and be there for your family?

Travel to New Places
Vacation in a distant land or close to home. There are many places in all price ranges. Even a weekend getaway can be fun and exciting.

Be Less Stressed
Suggestions: Deep breathing, meditation, yoga and Baroque music are all ways to de-stress. You may not be able to change what happens during the day, but you can change your reaction to it.

When you can see past your own life, you see a bigger picture.

Drink Less Alcohol
At a party, make every other drink non-alcoholic. If you have a glassful of sparkling soda with a slice of lemon or lime, you cut your calories and alcohol in half. At home, try drinking out of a smaller glass or have one less drink. Drink slowly and enjoy every sip.

Marilyn Kvasnok

Secrets of the Skinny

Doctor OzI’ve been very impressed with The Doctor Oz Show. I like his common sense approach to getting healthy and staying healthy. This morning’s show was no exception. Three women were guests on his show. They each lost over 100 pounds and kept it off. They found the “Secrets of the Skinny” that worked for them. And they’re willing to share those secrets with Doctor Oz and his audience. Here are the secrets . . .

Cravings Killers

  • Brown rice tortilla, lightly toasted (baked) with salsa or parmesan

Metabolism Boosters

  • Cayenne pepper, sprinkle on food or supplements
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon a day.

Must Have Meals

Weight Loss Secret Weapons

  • Learn to grade food.

          A = Fresh green beans out of the garden
          B = Frozen beans changed a little
          C = Canned green beans cooked – A little altered
          D = Processed
          F = Grandma’s green bean casserole

  • Use cans of food as weights. Lift weights while watching TV
  • Work out with a weighted vest. The more weight you have on your body, the more calories you burn.

The women had words of wisdom for the audience:

  • Becky’s advice: “I changed the way I looked at food. Food became nutrition.”
  • Cari’s advice: “Start slow and stick with it. Make plans and hold yourself accountable. Definitely have support … Have supportive people around you.”
  • When Doctor Oz asked what kept her motivated, Caroline answered, “There’s no such thing as the impossible.”

Becky’s Story on The Secrets of the Skinny
Cari’s Story on The Secrets of the Skinny
Caroline’s Story on The Secrets of the Skinny

What’s your Secret of the Skinny?

Marilyn Kvasnok

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