Managing Digestive Issues through Self-Awareness and Planning

The secret to my success with IBS, over the past few years, lies in changing my approach to food, fitness, relaxation, and hydration. If I could go back in time, to advise to myself at the height of my agony, I’d say, “The key to changing your life is meticulously collecting data and planning ahead.”

An Athletic Trainer Shares Fitness Strategies

Truth be told, I’ve always been more of a “class person”, when it comes to the gym. I suppose that is, in part, because I don’t have to decide what to do next. The instructor moves, I follow suit. Earlier this year, I decided to break out of my comfort zone to expand my weightContinue reading “An Athletic Trainer Shares Fitness Strategies”

Do I Have the Will to Become The Person I Want to Be?

We have more willpower available to us when we are motivated and determined. We are more committed when what we’re striving for is tied to our ideal identity, who we would like our future self to be. It’s important to ask whether our goals are actually ours. At times, we get caught up in what we feel we “should” want, or what others want for us.

On the Fence About Yoga?

Yoga isn’t, as sometimes perceived, “just an hour of stretching”. It builds strength, improves posture, aids in digestion, and yes, it will improve your range of motion. But that’s listing just a handful of the numerous physical benefits…

What the Heck are FODMAPs? And How Do I Avoid Them?

Some people have adverse reactions to consumption of short chain carbohydrates. These adverse reactions are not a consequence of malabsorption of short chain carbohydrates. They result from the response of the body, in some people, to that malabsorption.

Self-Care: an Attitude, Priority, and Practice

Not to downplay pampering, but self-care is more than taking bubble baths and drinking hot tea. We often take a narrow view of self-care, seeing it as spoiling oneself or indulgence, perhaps even in ways that are counter to long term health.