The Healthy Habits Blog

Is Your Metabolism Broken?

Age is inevitable; weakness and weight gain are not. There’s no getting around it – we are all aging. But

3 Ways to Spice Up Your Walks

Walking is the best exercise there is for keeping us healthy. Here are three simple ways to make the most of your daily walks, have more fun, and build your overall fitness at the same time. No slouchy walking allowed!

Enjoy Holiday Feasts Without Weight Gain

Yummy pie causes holiday weight gain

Dodge holiday weight gain by avoiding these 5 traps, and set yourself up for a happier, healthier holiday season. It’s the season of feasts! Yahoo! To cap off a year of stress baking and emotional eating, we’re rolling into the holidays like never before.

7 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Today

macro shot of vegetable plates

It’s so much easier than you think to eat healthier! We are creatures of habit whether those habits are healthy or unhealthy. Even when you record your food in an effort to eat better, you’ll find that you basically eat the same things every week.

Surprise Yourself!

Tenaya Lake in Yosemite National Park

You never know what you are capable of until you try. So this week I invite you to try something new – you just might be surprised at what you discover. Yesterday I managed to surprise myself on a bike ride. I hadn’t been on a bike in over 2 years since I took a fall that required surgical knee repair and involved a lengthy recovery.

Motivation Gone Missing?

Five people jump up from rocks across Silver Lake in June Lake, California

Everyone has those days when the gravitational pull of the sofa far exceeds the push to get up and move. Maybe you’re super busy right now. Or depressed. Or on a deadline you can’t miss.

Resolution Solutions

resolutions 2020 in fireworks in the sky

Ah, we’re approaching the first month of the first year of the new decade. It’s the time of year for resolutions, goals, and intention-setting. Whatever you call it, it’s how you are stating to yourself, and those you share with, your vision for growth and change.

How You Do Anything

A person admires sunrise on the mountain peaks at Lake Dorothy in Mammoth Lakes, California

I’ve heard this before, haven’t you? How you do anything is how you do everything. It’s one of those general sayings that is susceptible to “yes, but…” rationalizations.

Checking Your Blind Spots

weight loss and food journaling to overcome cravings

Using a food journal can help you find your blindspots – those areas where what we think we’re doing might not match what we are actually doing.

Filling buckets and giving thanks

holiday peaceful candle for gratitude celebration

Humans need connection. As much as I crave the wild places where I find no other hikers or skiers and it’s just me, I was just reminded that’s not enough. Especially when we are living in such interesting times and our attention gets tugged in so many different directions for so many reasons.

Are You Full of Beans?

A bowl of means, providing carbs and healthy nutrition

Beans are a magical – and musical – fruit! Ever get confused about whether they count as a carb or protein in your macro profile? Read on to learn more about beans – an important part of every diet.