What do you need? Exercise advice from a personal trainer? A registered dietitian to walk you through the grocery store? A psychologist to help you stop procrastinating and face your fears? Perhaps a chef to help you turn low fat into high flavor? You want it? We have it. Meet our Experts and let them help you through this journey.
We all need a little motivation. Follow these women's journeys as they chronicle their challenges and accomplishments, with the help of ACE 2006 Personal Trainer of the Year Jonathan Ross. Jonathan, Community Fitness Coach for the National Body Challenge, will offer his insight and suggestions to help these women make a difference in their health and their lives.
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Let's face it. We're all busy people. And in our society, products packaged for the busy person aren't necessarily done so with our health in mind. Many of us eat out or on the run. Still, there are small steps we can all take as part of the National Body Challenge that put us into a rhythm of healthy eating and healthy living. What do you eat to be healthy while on the run?
Incorporating a healthy eating plan, when you've only got 25 minutes to cook, and five distinct sets of taste buds to please is every mother's challenge. With childhood obesity reaching alarming rates, we need to work together and make a plan. How are you feeding your family healthy meals, or where do you begin when you want to change the family's dinner menu? And while we're looking at your plate, is your glass half-full or half-empty? Does your family's health -- both physical and emotional -- need a check-up?
What does that inner voice inside you say or are you too busy to listen to it? It's time to take a breath, and realize that sweating the small stuff is bad for your health. Your heart, mind, joints, and muscles need to relax. We want to know: How are you doing?
Coats and toys, papers and purchases... you've got too much stuff and you know it. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Share your ideas, and ask for help as you learn to live simply.
Attention lifelong dieter: this is your year. Lose those last pounds once and for all and end the yo-yo diets. Come and share what you are doing and find out how others are achieving their success.
Do you find yourself faced with more than 50 pounds to lose? Maybe 100? Reach out and get the support you need to turn your life around towards a healthy lifestyle. It's a long road, but you can get there. We can help. Share your obstacles, motivation, and insight with others.
There's no age limit for getting healthy. While health issues change as we age, we all need healthy food, daily exercise, and a clear perspective on how to get there. After all, we never stop being human! This is your spot to share the challenges and rewards of getting fit over 50.
You have to move to get healthy, but the options are endless. What are you doing to get fit? Need help with an exercise routine? Want to share what works for you? This is the place.
The National Body Challenge offers thousands of healthy recipes as part of its meal plans. Which are your favorites? Which is a success with the kids? Do you have your own twist? Or a whole new healthy recipe to share? This is the place.
Keeping a food journal is therapeutic for many dieters. Share with us what you're eating, and see how you can do better, eat healthier, and just take care of you!
Did you skip the bagels at the office meeting? Pass on dessert last night in favor of a walk? Enjoy some new whole-wheat healthy creation? Finally finish that 5K? Pat yourself on the back each and every day as you move towards success! Share your victories here. No matter what your goals are, you've earned bragging rights! Show us. Tell us. Sing it out!
Give it. Get it. Share your thoughts on what it takes to keep it going. Or find a buddy to back you up. This is also a great place to publish a contract or pledge to yourself. Let others find common goals and get insight from the little promises you make to yourself for achieving your goals. Need some ideas? I promise myself I'll * hit the gym tonight * finally try yoga * call that guy * buy that exercise ball * give up soda * run that 10K * take a trip - you get the idea.
Does your relationship with food stem from stress or trauma? Have family issues added to your battle with health and weight? Did therapy increase your success with achieving your goals? For many of us, healthy living means solving the 'root problem' before any dieting or exercising can begin to have an affect. Share how the psychology of eating plays a role in your health and diet.
Who makes the best frozen entree? Best protein bar? Which exercise DVD can you not live without? Share your favorite health products here! We want to know!
This discussion topic does not endorse or recommend any particular treatment, therapy, medicine or drug in the pursuit of weight loss, but provides a forum for sharing experiences with prescription, OTC (over-the-counter) drugs, alternative therapies, and surgical procedures.
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