For The Busy Woman
By Valecia Weeks, CPT, LMT
ORGANIZING YOUR WAY TO FITNESS
You have to make the time to take care of your most valuable asset…YOU. Without that asset you have nothing. That means taking the time to purge anything that may get in your way of being and staying fit. The best way for you to be in control is to be organized. When you organize your life and home, you no longer have the excuse of not having time to be consistent with a fitness regimen.
I never knew how important organization was to being able to fit in being able to workout consistently until I attended an event at Micci Marmalade, a fashion studio owned by Ronda Whiteing. After listening to Neidra Blair, professional organizing diva, on how to declutter and organize my home, (thus decluttering my life) and hearing Priscilla Andersen, owner of My Natural Pharmacy…I realized in order to move forward with a healthy lifestyle, I had to consider making some changes. As Neitra says, “Resituating things can make life easier.” Neitra suggested doing the following as a “get started” for organizing your closet:
After completing the task of organizing our lives, we now have time to be healthy and fit. Professional Pharmacist and owner of My Natural Pharmacy, Priscilla Andersen, says, “your natural prescription for good health”-consider using vitamins and supplements instead of prescriptions when possible. Along with a regular workout regimen, it is good to supplement your diet with a natural supplement. Now, of course if there is cancer or other terminal illnesses, follow the prescriptions that your physician has prescribed for you; but, things like non-threatening constipation, those private summers, and hormone balance issues, it is good to use natural supplements along with a healthy diet and workout regimen. Below are some of Priscilla’s suggestions on where to start. She suggests using supplements when you can to help with your problem areas.
You owe it to your future to get this part of your life on track. Sometimes it’s the little things like getting organized and being advised on how to supplement balanced nutrition that make getting fit and staying healthy much easier. So, what are you waiting for, Ms. Diva. Let’s Get Goin’. Enjoy!
Harris County Hospital District Cautions:
Don’t Let Supersized Super Bowl Snacks Ruin Your Waistline
The holidays are over, the New Year is here, and people across the country are trying to eat healthier despite temptations around every corner — including events like the Super Bowl, where fatty, salty, high-calorie foods are a staple during the annual tradition.
But, you don’t have to let supersized snacks ruin your waistline.
“Overeating during the game is easy to do, especially when you’re sitting for long stretches of time sharing snacks from large containers,” says Ann Smith Barnes, MD, medical director, Weight Management Services and Disease Prevention, Harris County Hospital District. “Before you know it, you’ve eaten an entire bag of chips. But, with a little planning, you can enjoy healthier snacks.”
Barnes offers the following tips:
“Balance and portion control are key at any party,” Barnes says. “You don’t have to pass up your favorite foods – just eat them in moderation to score a healthy meal during the Super Bowl.”
The Harris County Hospital District (hchdonline.com) is the community-owned healthcare system for the nation’s third most-populous county, and offers inpatient and outpatient healthcare in more than 40 locations. Harris County Hospital District has been named among the Best Hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report and is the recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes. The hospital district is staffed by faculty and residents from nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).