Olive Tree Saints Blog Posts
February is American Heart Month. We always think of our hearts as the place where our emotions live, but they're so much more than that. They're also the workhorses of the body. Did you know that your heart pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood through your body each day? In this month that celebrates love, let's show our hearts a little love.
Have you ever decided that you were going to do something to improve your health, start out super-motivated, and then give up on it after a few months? If you have, you're not alone... Sometimes motivation just isn't enough. So if we can't depend on motivation to make changes, what can we depend on? The short answer...our habits.
Are you one of the millions who struggle with trying diet after diet, then feel you've failed when it doesn't work or you can't stick with it? Getting back in touch with our inner intuitive eater can help us get off the diet roller coaster, learn to enjoy food again, and restore a healthy relationship with food. When we're able to eat healthfully, enjoy our food, and not beat ourselves up when we indulge in that occasional treat, we reap the benefits in both the physical and emotional dimensions
When we were children, paying attention to our bodies was easy for us. But somewhere along the way, we may have lost that connection with our bodies. We're so busy these days we've learned to just ignore what our bodies are telling us. This may have been helpful in the short-term, but it can be devastating when it comes to our wellness. Here are some ways to re-connect and learn to listen to your body.
Lose up to 4 dress sizes in 30 days! We've found the Fountain of Youth! Have you ever seen these claims in the ads you see online, in magazines, or on TV? We don't really believe this nonsense do we? Wait.....DO WE???!!! Managing expectations can help us avoid falling prey to unrealistic claims and give us long-term success with our wellness changes.
"I want to exercise, but every time I start, I feel worse instead of better." Have you ever had that thought? It's actually a pretty common problem, especially for people who are very deconditioned and/or living with a chronic condition. Here are things you can do to keep you from feeling worse when starting to exercise.
Remember when you were a kid? Walking, running, and biking didn't seem like work, did they? We were just outside having fun. Somewhere along the way, maybe our view of exercise became skewed. Physical activity became more of a chore than something we did for fun. Maybe we need to change our view of exercise.