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7 Tips for Maintaining, Not Gaining, Over the Holidays

Polly Pitchford - Saturday, November 28, 2015

Now is not the time to try to lose weight! With all the office cookies, parties, family gatherings and traditional dessert recipes, it's challenging enough not to spin out of control on a sugar high much less try and lose that stubborn 5 pounds with an All Kale diet!  Let's get real and make peace with the idea that weight loss will be easier to achieve starting January 1.  Until that time, here are 7 strategies that will help you maintain your current weight and still let you enjoy the holiday food traditions that are near and dear to our hearts.  Read More



Stress Beats Out Bacon for Heart Disease

Polly Pitchford - Thursday, January 08, 2015
  • I slept fitfully that night worrying that my alarm wouldn’t go off at 4:30 a.m. so that I could take my oldest son to the airport.
  • Saying goodbye tore at my heartstings even though I was equally excited for his 6 month footloose adventure in New Zealand.
  • Light fog (or was that just my misty eyes?) slowed me down enough to be 20 minutes late for work.
  • I burned my two right knuckles, which immediately formed blisters.
  • My low back was nagging at me all day.
  • Did he make his connecting flight to Figi? How many hours over the Pacific Ocean?? Why won’t he text me that he’s landed???
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Healthy Holidays for Zenith, Inc.

Polly Pitchford - Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello Ladies of Zenith Insurance!  Read More



Acceptance of Sagging Knees

Polly Pitchford - Thursday, August 23, 2012

I am a proud veteran of the fitness industry of 30 odd years and have taken pride in my healthy heart, strong muscles and toned body.  Let's see, if I started exercising at 26 and have been at it for 30 years....Yikes!  No wonder I'm looking at sagging knee skin when I'm in Downward Facing Dog!   Read More



Easy Changes: Upgrade Familiar Foods

Polly Pitchford - Sunday, July 29, 2012

I was so excited to be all by myself in the health food store deli for the first time!  I had just started working there after being motivated to change my diet (and my career) because of a vegetarian cooking class I had recently taken.  I was so jazzed about cooking and eating healthy that I easily quit my post college waitressing job (aforementioned "career") and jumped at the chance to cook in a vegetarian deli.    Read More




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