re·ward noun 1. a thing given in recognition of one’s service, effort, or achievement. I vividly remember being asked by my 8th grade track coach to run the 300 meter hurdles. I was not excited about this prospect since I seriously hated “long” runs and was often the last person to return from my high … More Reward Yourself
We kicked off the 77th Annual Gamma Phi Beta Convention with an amazing talk by Ron Clark. He’s a wonderful educator with a passion for spicing things up in the classroom. Here’s a little clip from the Ron Clark Academy YouTube page that tells you a little more about his story and that of the … More Young, Fun, Sexy, Hot
We’ve all been there– said negative things about ourselves either aloud or in our heads. For some people this happens once in a blue moon, but for others this negative self talk happens daily! Regardless of the frequency of this kind of talk it really does mess with our health goals. Attitude impacts your health … More Is Your Attitude Wrecking Your Health Goals?
Why is it that a lot of people’s lifestyle changes (diet especially) slip during the holidays? It’s not will power, motivation, or laziness… it’s a lack of planning! I hope this quick segment help you plan for a better, healthier holiday season so you can stay fit and feeling well all season long! Steph’s Top … More Steph’s Top Five Tips to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Take five minutes to read through these interesting facts about sleep provided by The National Sleep Foundation. Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep. In general, exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep and contributes to sounder sleep. However, exercising sporadically or right before going to bed will … More Catching Up on ZzZs this Labor Day
Sleep deprivation can cause a number of body systems to become out of balance, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Did you know: It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from some chronic sleep disorder, including insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, sleep-related psychiatric and medical disorders, and circadian rhythm … More Are You Sabotaging Your Beauty Sleep?
Stress Part 1 talked about what stress looks like in the body and the different kind of stressors. Be sure to check that out especially if you like the science of why. When your body is stressed or when we are in a stressful situation there are a number of things we can do to … More Stress Part 2
Stress is good and bad, it is a necessary part of our lives, another way to say this is, “some is good, but more is NOT better.” Some people do well with moderate amounts of stress while other people cannot handle even the smallest amounts of it. “Stress is the top reason behind most visits … More Stress Part 1
HAPPINESS! Barbara Fredriskson, Ph.D. researched two different kinds of happiness. Hedonia which is categorized as an “in the moment” kind of happiness, like when we get new gear for the gym, see a funny movie, or get a present from someone. Eudaimonic well-being is the feeling or sense of higher purpose, being of service to … More Happiness Cure