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Find Your Fitness Style

Polly Pitchford - Monday, December 21, 2015

I passed an old man walking up the steepest slope of Celery Mountain. Well, to us in South Florida it looks like a mountain. It’s a man made hill with lots of walking paths cut into it and bedecked with palm trees that look like oddly placed birthday candles on a giant green cake.  Read More

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

The Music Made Me Do It

Polly Pitchford - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I love to exercise.  I love to eat healthy foods.  I love to quiet my mind (I can’t quite call it meditating). But not always.  There are some days my inner 4 year old comes out and I stomp my feet and say, “No! I don’t want to!”  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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Food Ruts Recommended

Polly Pitchford - Friday, May 23, 2014

“Eat a wide variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lean proteins daily for optimum health. “ We’ve all heard this before and understand that this is the best way to eat…but realistically maybe 1% of the population practices this everyday!  It’s especially challenging for people with full time jobs.  Read More

Nuts for Saginaw

Polly Pitchford - Sunday, March 23, 2014

I am an avid believer in the healthy habit of travelling with a baggie full of nuts in your purse just in case you get hungry while on the road.To highlight just how important I think this information is, I’d like to share a little story I like to call “Nuts for Saginaw”.  Read More

10 Foods Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Polly Pitchford - Friday, February 21, 2014

When it comes to eating healthy, you need to set yourself up for success. A kitchen filled with cookies and chips, for example, won't encourage you to reach for that piece of fruit instead. Be smart by stocking up on these ten healthy items that keep for a while and will help you whip up a healthy meal no matter how time-pressed you are.  Read More

Kermit was Wrong: It IS Easy Being Green!

Polly Pitchford - Thursday, January 16, 2014

On my dry erase board I have a title: New Year's Resolutions, and two headings: My Health and PEPTalks.  Under each I wrote down a few important changes and improvements that I want to accomplish to increase the vitality of my body and increase the success of my business.  I look at it every day as a reminder of what I've set out to do and you know what?  Eating Greens Everyday is the only thing on the list that I've stuck to.  Yay me!  It's definitely a vitally important food habit to get into because green leafy vegetables are the rockstars of the vegetable kingdom!  Per calorie they have the most nutrient density. That means that they have the most vitamin, mineral, phytochemical and antioxidant count than any other vegetable per bite.  More bang for the buck, as they say.  Read More

The #1 Healthiest Behavior

Polly Pitchford - Monday, November 25, 2013

You know what's REALLY healthy?  Being grateful.  Read More

4 Easy Ways To Get Toned and Happy

Polly Pitchford - Monday, November 04, 2013

As a motivational speaker on health and wellness I'm always looking for ways to inspire someone into exercising more (or as I like to call it, "Get Up Offa That Thing!").  Since time is precious, it's nice to know that many forms of exercise not only tone muscles and burn excess calories, but they offer added benefits that we may not have realized before!  Check out these 4 fun activities and be thrilled with their BONUS effects!  Read More

Latest Blog Posts

  1. Find Your Fitness Style Polly Pitchford 21-Dec-2015
  2. 7 Tips for Maintaining, Not Gaining, Over the Holidays Polly Pitchford 28-Nov-2015
  3. The Evolution of Exercise Polly Pitchford 31-Aug-2015