Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Let’s get moving!

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OK let’s face it. If you are more than a little overweight, exercise is not a topic you even want to hear about. But when it comes to weight management, burning more calories than you consume is paramount. Not only will physical activity help your journey, it also can help you maintain a healthy weight over time and thus help increase your chances of staying healthy and living longer.

Activity improves your overall mood and helps to relieve stress by releasing endorphins.

The key is to find a physical activity you can do and that you enjoy. Don’t feel that you have to prepare to run a marathon. If you have been a couch potato for most of your life, you will simply get discouraged and quit if you are not motivated to keep going. The exact amount of physical activity needed to lose or maintain weight can vary greatly from person to person, so talk to your health care provider about what’s right for you.

For me, I decided I could do two minutes of easy exercises every day and some is better than none. Soon that became a routine that I was successful at and I was pleased with my progress! Over time you can begin to add aerobic exercises that you enjoy. These might include:

  • Brisk walking
  • Biking slower than 10 mph
  • Water aerobics
  • Playing doubles tennis
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Gardening
  • Dancing

Next you might add some muscle strengthening activities:

  • Lifting weights
  • Using resistance bands
  • Doing push-ups, sit-ups, etc.
  • Practicing yoga

If you experience any discomfort, check out these great Young Living products to ease your journey toward more physical activity!

  • Deep Relief™ Roll-Oil: Offers a refreshing, cooling sensation
  • Ortho Sport® Massage Oil: Refreshing massage oil
  • PanAway® Essential Oil Blend: Soothing and stimulating scent
  • Cool Azul Sports Gel: Hydrating, cooling gel
  • Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream: Alleviates pain deep in the muscles and joints with natural menthol and methyl salicylate

For even more ideas to help you take control of your weight, check out this month’s newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Successful Weight Management

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Balance is the key to long-term success when you want to stay healthy. Binge eating and binge dieting are not a balanced approach. Trust me. I’ve done that! But how do you get off that roller coaster? For some of us, that is very difficult.

My guess is that often we starve ourselves and punish ourselves for eating too much or the wrong things. This sets us up for a cycle of failure. For years I observed my husband eating ever hour or two. He does not eat a lot. Even at Thanksgiving. I on the other hand, will have a hard time to push aside something I love to eat after a few bites or a small portion. Then I will go hours without eating. That practice is not healthy for my body, nor my metabolism. In fact, this practice is very damaging to the adrenal glands. Just saying!

Many professionals suggest a regimen where you eat three small meals with a small healthy snack between those meals. Here are a few tips for eating healthy:

  • Raw vegetables are your friend. Be sure to watch your caloric intake in your meals and snacks. It is important to have balance in your intake. Raw vegetables will increase your fiber and thus, help you feel full and satisfied longer.
  • Target lean muscle. You want to have higher protein selections, lower carbohydrates, and higher fiber content.
  • Increase metabolism. Your breakfast and snack choices are key to keeping your systems moving. A good rule of thumb is to eat like a king at breakfast, like a queen at lunch and a pauper for your evening meal. Sadly, most of us do the opposite.

It is also very important to involve your family.

  • Set some goals for your family’s health
  • Teach them about nutrition and healthful food choices by cooking together and eating meals together as often as possible.
  • Aim for decreasing sugar intake by 30 percent by preparing filling snacks and replacing dessert with a bowl of fruit.
  • Whatever your goals, focus on the good: good foods, good habits, and good choices.
  • Be a good example! If your family sees you making good, empowered choices, they will want to as well.

Prior to beginning any weight-management program, especially if you are taking medications, or if you have any health concerns be sure to talk to your health care practitioner.

For even more ideas to help you take control of your weight, check out this month’s newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

 

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Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Empowering Weight Management

It’s no secret that many people (well A LOT of people) struggle to keep their weight “under control” and feel like they are failing at it. More than one third of American adults are classified as obese.

The thing is, most likely their weight management challenges started when they were children.

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My own weight management challenges started when I was a young child, and have continued into my adult life. I believe there are many reasons this is true and over the coming weeks we will explore this topic in more detail.

The Basics!

Most people acknowledge that in order to improve their health and manage their weight, they need to consume fewer calories, burn more calories, and make wiser choices about what goes into their mouth. Easier said than done. Right?

Here are a few short tips to help you transform your life.

  1. Identify where you are. Check in with your health care provider about your fitness level and what it means.
  2. Find out where you should be/want to be. Your provider can help you determine a healthy, realistic goal.
  3. Make better choices. Focus on three areas of empowerment: healthy eating, physical activity, and focused supplementation.
  4. Track your progress along the way. Measure and weigh yourself; write down what you eat; review your progress weekly.

I have just published a special newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Digestive System, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Immune System

Essential Oils as Supplements

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Dietary supplement oils are a great way to support and maintain your body’s wellness.

Several of Young Living’s Vitality Oils are well suited to use as supplements. Many people prefer to take these oils in a veggie capsules, but they can also easily be incorporated into your food and beverages.

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Add 2 drop of Thieves Vitality to a veggie capsule an take it as part of your daily supplement regimen.

These Vitality Oils are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit:

  • Peppermint Vitality
  • Lemon Vitality
  • Copaiba Vitality
  • DiGize Vitality
  • Thieves Vitality

To get a copy of my newsletter that features more tips for using essential oils in the kitchen, please send your request to joyce@sharescents.com and ask for the Vitality Newsletter that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

 

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Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes

Add Vitality to your Treats!

Essential oils are a fantastic addition to treats that feed our sweet tooth while supporting a healthy diet in moderation! Here are a couple of ideas you might enjoy.

Greek Yogurt Bites

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Ingredients
1 cup Greek Yogurt
2 drops Tangerine Vitality
1 – 2 tsp. sweetener
½ cup berries, chopped if needed

Instructions
Combine. Scoop. Freeze.

Peppermint Brownie Bites

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Ingredients
½ cup coconut oil, softened
¾ cup maple syrup
2 eggs
½ cup Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
10-12 drops Peppermint Vitality

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line mini muffin pan with liners or grease each cup.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, blend coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Blend well.
  • Add Peppermint Vitality™ and blend ingredients.
  • Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter. Bake about 15 minutes, until springy to the touch.
  • Top with crushed, organic peppermint, if desired.

From The Young Living Cookbook Recipe by Georgia Watson

To get a copy of my newsletter that features more tips for using essential oils in the kitchen, please send your request to joyce@sharescents.com and ask for the Vitality Newsletter that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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