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Basic Food Questions to Keep You On Track

Polly Pitchford - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Where is the protein? Where are your veggies? Where are the carbs? Where are your fats coming from? And, am I eating slowly? Learn the answers to these very important questions.  Read More



Lifestyle Challenge Week 2

Polly Pitchford - Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Sunday Lifestyle Challengees!!  How did last week's challenges go for you?  I encourage you to keep drinking water, stretching and planning a little fun for this week as well but if you want to just tackle the new challenges each week and let the others take a back seat, do it.  Remember this is your chance to "try on" healthy habits each week.  Read More



Lifestyle Challenge: Week 1 - Water and Waking Stretches

Polly Pitchford - Sunday, May 12, 2013

Welcome Challenge takers!!  In order to make healthy lifestyle changes stick...for a lifetime...we need to focus on just one change at a time and work it into our day, everyday, for at least 21 days.  At that point the habit becomes an easy part of your daily routine, you don't have to give it much thought and it won't be a struggle.  It's just who you are and how you be!  The emphasis is on one Food change, one Fitness change and one Fun (de-stress) change starting with:  Read More



Setting Long Range Goals for Health

Polly Pitchford - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I was 9 years old when my Dad suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.  He lived, if you call it that.  Twenty years of convalescing in VA hospitals, Masonic hospitals, and numerous  nursing homes exposed me to a state of existence I care never to see again.  I'm not sure when the awareness took hold that I had a major hand in my own health and wellbeing, but I've spent most of my adult life setting the long range goal of avoiding self-inflicted disease that could land me in assisted living!   Read More



Foods For Teens That Fix Common Complaints

Polly Pitchford - Monday, March 25, 2013

Dry skin? Nasty cold?  These easy swaps will help more than just your comfort-food craving!  Read More



6 Best Foods to Fuel Your Body

Polly Pitchford - Friday, February 15, 2013

It's February you know.  Are you still setting that alarm an hour early to get in that morning workout before heading to work?  Good for you!!  That means a healthy habit is strongly in place, YAY!  Now in order to enhance this wonderful routine you're in, you need to fuel your body pre and post workout for best energy and recovery. I'm offering 6 natural foods from the plant kingdom that you've got to try...and, of course, the reasons why.  Read More



Ways to Stay Motivated to Get Healthy

Polly Pitchford - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Need an instant dose of inspiration? Take this quick, healthy-habit quiz. (I've used diet as an example, but you can plug in any behavior that you're trying to maintain). Answering these questions often helps to boost motivation just enough to remind you of why you started eating healthy in the first place.  Read More



Secrets to Staying Motivated to Exercise

Polly Pitchford - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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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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