Health and Wellness Coaching Actually Does Work!

Health and Wellness Coaching Actually Does Work!

Americans are sicker than ever before. Nearly 1 – 10 have diabetes, heart disease is the number one killer and over a third of the population is obese. It is also well established that many forms of cancer are directly related to obesity. Over $1,400 annually in additional health care costs comes out of our pockets as a result of this crisis. 

Conventional wisdom for the past quarter century has been “eat less, move more” but at the same time we have seen obesity explode as the number one health problem in America and now globally. In the 1950’s obesity was relatively non-existent and since then just about every restrictive diet has been created and purchased by consumers. Even trackable wearables are the new rage. However, it is just not working!

What does work?  Simply, peer support! Everyday accountability. Tale a look at our empirical evidence chart below and the new article and study from the Mayo Clinic.


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Coaches View: Artificial Sweeteners

Coaches View: Artificial Sweeteners

Why I avoid artificial sweeteners…

Definition of Artificial:

  1. Made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to natural).
  2. Imitation; simulated; sham.
  3. Made without regard to the particular needs of a situation, person, etc.; imposed arbitrarily; unnatural.

So what makes an artificial sweetener bad?  Well, first off, it’s artificial (see definitions above).

When I’m thirsty or hungry, I don’t want anything that is characterized by any of the above definitions to be on my plate or in my glass.  But so many people are ingesting artificial sweeteners every day and not thinking twice about it.

A natural sweetener will naturally be found in a whole food like dates, coconut, whole fruit, sweet potato, and summer squash.  Honey, maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, and dried Stevia leaves are also a natural sweetener (this will look green and not white).

Artificial sweeteners do nothing for my body.  They definitely don’t assist in weight loss. All they do is trick my brain into thinking it had something sweet, so then I end up craving more sweet, an even sweeter sweet.  And the cycle goes on and on.

If we would eat what is good for us we would be satisfied and not crave more of what is bad. A healthy balance is needed in all we do.  Our bodies know what they need to be healthy and if we listen we will begin to hear what it craves most.  Feed the sweet tooth with natural sweets and you will begin to notice a lessening of the need to feed on the “imitation, simulation, sham” that is an artificial sweetener.


“…eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.”  Proverbs 24:13 NLT


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HOORAY HAPPY FALL! Fall is a season of c

HOORAY HAPPY FALL! Fall is a season of c

Fall is a season of change: weather, colors, and FLAVORS.
Use this little tool to find your local farms, farmers markets, co-ops and CSA’s for the freshest and richest of fall flavors.

Keep and eye on our “instant recipe” page for new and unique fall recipes.

The State Of Obesity

The State Of Obesity

New approach brings private office to mobile phones


“This year’s State of Obesity report is an urgent call to action for government, industry, healthcare, foundations, schools, child care and families around the country to redouble efforts to provide a brighter, healthier future for our children.”

Released September 2016, the report shows that adult obesity rates dropped in four states, increased in two states and remained the same for the rest. Yet obesity and its related complications, like diabetes, continue to cost Americans approximately $1,400 a year in extra out of pocket expenses, according to the CDC.  While the cost of obesity appears to land as the responsibility of the individual, new reports are pointing to economic implications including reduced productivity, wider gender and income inequality, and fuel costs.

“Every tiny bit of news is good news. The belief that people can lead happier, healthier and less costly (healthcare) lives is part of our foundation. Education, policy, advocacy are all important components for reaching the mass population, but we believe that the “individual” is missing in the equation and that is our approach.” – CEO Alexandra Reid, MyHealthStyle Inc.

Now the human to human factor is being recognized by MyHealthStyle Inc. who have launched their beta version of MyHealthStyleApp. With the very positive findings from their pilot program via texting completed earlier this year, the creators have taken the next step in hiring credentialed coaches while building their Web platform.

The Web app at its core connects a member with a team of Health Coaches, called HealthStyle Coaches. The member has a Lead Coach that communicates with them daily, while two Team Coaches communicate with the member each twice a week on specific goals. This very real approach guides a member with consistency, accountability, understanding and rapport.

“As a corporate Health Coach at an Industrial plant I would see a client once every six weeks or so. It would break my heart when they would say they utilized my suggestions only right before they saw me. Out of sight, out of mind. I wanted to be their support every day, not just once every six weeks.” – Leslie Byrne, FNP

Designed to specifically look and feel like familiar texting, the MyHealthStyle will continue to add features to the beta product, like instant recipe and instant motivation.

HealthStyle coaches use proven behavioral modification techniques with members to influence long-term change for success, all the while communicating with them in a convenient fashion.

The MyHealthStyle team is also currently working on a behavior measurement tool to assist and educate both the coaches and members on where exactly they fall in changing a singular behavior/habit, for example reducing excess processed sugar.

“We are not a fad diet or a quick fix. We want our members for six months or more. We want to be your best friend on your phone that happens to send you a message at the right time when you need it.” – Alexandra Reid

Finally, MyHealthStyle plan for a native iOs development that will go beyond what they can accomplish on a web platform and will include features that help members get involved with their communities, geo-tagging, for example of farmer’s markets or a cooking class. Social circles will help members communicate with other members for peer-to-peer support and interactive contests to keep members motivated.



Read More, Live Longer

Read More, Live Longer

Here’s a little news to brighten up your Labor Day weekend.

Researchers say reading may increase lifespan

Study authors found that those who reported reading books for up to three and a half hours each week were 17 percent less likely to die over the 12-year follow-up period, while those who spent more than three and a half hours reading each week were 23 percent less likely to die.

Overall, researchers reported that adults who read books survived almost two years longer than nonreaders, Medical News Today reported. The study’s results stayed the same when researchers considered various life and health factors.

Okay, so don’t give up eating healthy or exercising but taking a little time to read that book is also a good for you idea.

Enjoy your long weekend. Happy Labor Day!

The Scale and BMI Aren’t What Matters

The Scale and BMI Aren’t What Matters


We’ve talked in an earlier post about the woman above and we’re sharing the image again to reiterate an important point.

In each of these three images, she looks great but look at her weight fluxuations, she actual looks the fittest and the healthiest when she is only five pounds lighter than at her “heaviest”.

The point?

It’s not your BMI (which is a terrible weight index) or what your scale says that matters.

Your Ideal Weight Isn’t What You Think

No matter what you weigh, if you aren’t getting the majority of your calories from real food, exercising vigorously three to five days per week, avoiding prolonged periods of sitting, getting seven to nine hours of sleep, and maintaining strong social relationships, then you could be healthier.

Don’t use a number on the scale as an excuse to drink soda or avoid strength training. That isn’t how it works.

I define ‘ideal weight’ as the weight you’re at when you’re doing everything you can to promote good health.

If you’re doing all these things, you’ll probably find that you feel healthy. You will have steady, strong energy throughout the day. You’ll have fewer cravings for sugar and not mind parking farther away or taking the stairs. You can zero in a bit more by having your doctor test your nutrients and blood lipids, but that’s about as good as you can do.

The above is according to “Darya Rose, Ph.D., is the author of Foodist and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites. She eats amazing things daily and hasn’t even considered going a diet since 2007″ And what she is talking about is basically what we at MyHealthStyle say all the time.

It’s not about “dieting”, it’s about learning to live a better HealthStyle. And with the support of our MyHealthStyle coaches, we can help you do just that.

After yesterday’s blog, we thought you deserved some good news.

Our credentialed health coaches can give you the positive support and guidance you need to help you reach your individual health goals.

With three MyHealthStyle Coaches providing guidance, reassurance, and education every day there will be no stopping you. And they are always within reach of your phone.

Right now, the MyHealthStyle app is yours for the introductory price of $10 a week for your first four weeks and $23 a week after. And if you sign up for six months or longer, the weekly price is even less!

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Fat Discrimination

Fat Discrimination


Let’s not sugarcoat it. Being overweight isn’t always a joy. Dress choices can be limited. People can be judgmental. Even certain activities might not be doable, like balancing in a kayak or riding certain amusement park rides. But when it costs you a job promotion, then even the most body-accepting person has to think, whoa.

Because fat discrimination is a thing.

And now a legal precedent has been set.

Can you refuse to hire someone because they’re fat? Courts say ‘yes’

In an era in which just about everything is regarded as a disability, at least two courts have stepped forward and labeled one major condition as NOT being a disability. Which means employers have some freedom on how to deal with it. 

The condition in question: obesity.The U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska – Omaha recently ruled that Melvin Morriss’ obesity didn’t qualify him for protection under the ADA because his obesity wasn’t a disability.

And when Morriss appealed, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld that ruling.

Now the good news is that this situation is limited to “safety-sensitive positions”, but the very bad news is that most states in America do not have protections against weight discrimination. Indeed, Only Michigan views obesity as a disability. All other states view it as a self-inflicted condition.

Indeed, what is disheartening about this case is that the courts ruled that for “a condition to be an ADA-qualifying disability, it must be the result of some physiological disorder that affects a major body system.” Apparently, the courts are now medical professionals who believe all cases of obesity come solely from “over-eating” and can never arise from any other medical condition. [sigh]

What makes this case all the more disturbing is that study after study has shown fat discrimination in the work place is real, every day, and especially directed against women.

Overblown nonsense? Think again.

These 6 Chilling Facts Prove Size Discrimination Against Fat People Is Real.

 Lack of Medical Services

Increased Likelihood of Conviction

Lack of Legal Rights

Impacted Earning Potential

Ongoing Bullying

Familial Discontent

Doctors tend to assume fat people won’t follow their advice, juries tend to convict the overweight at higher frequencies, fat people are picked on and bullied as “easy targets”, etc. etc.  Read the article above and follow the links to the documented studies describing each of these six discriminations.

 Weight Discrimination: The Effects of Obesity on Employment and Promotion

Weight-based discrimination: an ubiquitary phenomenon?

Discrimination seems to be an ubiquitary phenomenon at least for some groups that are at special risk, such as heavier individuals and women. Our findings therefore emphasize the need for research and intervention on weight discrimination among adults with obesity, including anti-discrimination legislation.

Translation: Heavier women are frequently discriminated against. This should stop.

Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty

This paper demonstrates that obese women are more likely to work in jobs that emphasize physical activity, but they are less likely to work in jobs that emphasize public interaction. The same patterns in occupational characteristics do not exist for obese men. In light of prior literature finding an unexplained wage gap between obese women and non-obese women, these results are particularly relevant since physical activity jobs pay relatively less on average, while public interaction jobs pay relatively more. Moreover, the few obese women who work in public interaction occupations receive lower wages than non-obese women, and their wage penalty offsets the general premium to working in a job emphasizing public interaction. Together, these results suggest that taste-based discrimination may be driving occupational sorting among obese women and, as a result, is at least one source of the wage penalty experienced by obese women.

In other words, overweight women work physically hard but are stigmatized as “lazy”.

Battle Workplace Weight Discrimination

Despite these sobering statistics, no federal law protects workers from obesity-related workplace discrimination. Courts have ruled in favor of individuals who have successfully proved that their weight directly affected their job performance, but such instances are rare. At the state level, Michigan is the only state whose workplace anti-discrimination laws include body size bias — leaving most overweight workers with little recourse when it comes to protecting their rights.

“This kind of bias affects people from the time they are hired to the time they are fired,” says Rebecca Puhl, the Rudd Center’s director of research and weight stigma initiatives. “Our research shows that obese workers are less likely to be hired and less likely to be promoted,” she says. “Obese men earn on average 3 percent less than their slim counterparts — obese women more than 6 percent less.”

Just because of the way you look, you will earn less. In many cases, it doesn’t even matter if your qualifications are superior.

When Sarah Bramblette, then 33, applied for an open manager position in 2011 at her job with a physician staffing group in Sunrise, Florida, she was told she didn’t have enough experience. Bramblette had two bachelor’s degrees — a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Health Services Administration — plus five years of management experience working in higher education.

Not one to be put off, she asked her director what she could do to better her chances at getting past the screening process the next time a management position became available. Bramblette, who weighed around 360 pounds at the time, says she was told: “Dress for the part you want, not the part you have.”

“So despite two degrees, I was being told my advancement in the company was based on how I looked, not skills or experience,” Bramblette says. She had been wearing office attire such as black dress pants to work. While she didn’t fully agree with what her director said, she changed her wardrobe anyway and began to wear more dresses to the office. Even so, the next open manager position went to a co-worker who had less relevant experience than Bramblette and no college degree.

Bramblette has lipedema and lymphedema, medical conditions that cause excess tissue and fluid to accumulate in the arms and legs, weight that can’t be lost through diet or exercise. Living with these diseases is not easy. “Physically, it’s painful. My arms and legs are heavy and sensitive to touch. Even sitting and lying down are uncomfortable due to the size of my arms and legs, [and my] hips do not align properly.”

The Workplace Problem That No One Is Talking About

Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

“A morbidly obese woman working in an occupation with an emphasis on personal interaction will earn almost 5 percent less than a normal-weight woman working in an occupation with exactly the same emphasis,” Shinall says. Even after taking differences in education and socioeconomic status into account, there seems to be no scenario where being overweight becomes an advantage for a woman.

Let’s rephrase that last bit; in the workplace, it is never a good thing for a woman to be overweight, period.

In short yes, but if a thin woman gains weight she is heavily penalized salary-wise versus a thin man gaining weight. See Below.

New Study Finds That Weight Discrimination In The Workplace Is Just As Horrible And Depressing As Ever

And lest you think these burdens are shouldered only by the extremely obese, a weight gain of 25 pounds predicted an annual salary loss of approximately $14,000 per year — or even more, if the woman gaining the weight was previously thin, as thin women who gain weight are penalized more harshly than already-overweight women who do so. Even being as little as 13 pounds overweight resulted in $9,000 less per year. I hope this demonstrates that this issue is not exclusively of concern to the very fat, but women in general.

Alright, if you are not in the fetal position weeping right now, no one would blame you. This is just a terrible situation.

Thankfully, things are changing.

Despite these challenges, recent efforts indicate several small, but important, steps to increase legal protections to individuals with obesity. Congress recently passed the ADA Amendments Act, which expanded definitions of disability to include ‘severe obesity’ and has resulted in several successful case settlements for individuals who experienced weight-based employment discrimination.9 In addition, in 2015, Massachusetts proposed a law to prohibit weight discrimination that received a favorable vote in an initial state hearing.10 If the law is passed, Massachusetts will become the second state in the country to prohibit weight discrimination.

Of course, this is going to take time. Even if Massachusetts passes this legislation, we still have 48 other states to go.

You may just need to lose a few pounds or you just want to be healthier. What ever your needs, MyHealthStyle can help.

Our credentialed health coaches can give you the positive support and guidance you need to help you reach your individual health goals.

With three MyHealthStyle Coaches providing guidance, reassurance, and education every day there will be no stopping you. And they are always within reach of your phone.

Right now, the MyHealthStyle app is yours for the introductory price of $10 a week for your first four weeks and $23 a week after. And if you sign up for six months or longer, the weekly price is even less!

Get the Power of Positive Coaching today.

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Be A Healthy Cheapskate

Be A Healthy Cheapskate


A while back some “celebrities” decided to demonstrate how hard it was to eat healthy while poor. One, who shall remain nameless, ridiculously went to a high-end organic store and made terrible food choices (such as a dozen eggs and a weird number of limes).

Anyways, following the food advice of spoiled actresses as opposed to credentialed health coaches is never a good idea.

Below is some actual advice you can use to make healthy food choices that will keep your food budget and your HealthStyle on track.

This information was collated from here, here, here, and here.

Write a weekly plan and shopping list (and keep a food budget)

You don’t have to eat the same things week in and week out. But taking the time to check out new recipes and sticking to your shopping list/budget will pay off big time in the saving money department.

Cook From Scratch When Possible

Can not emphasis this enough. It doesn’t have to be TV Food Network quality but learn to cook. It is an important life skill that will save you so much money and, frankly, improve your health and well being.

Cooking is fun. It can be socialible. You always know exactly what is in your food. If you’ve never cooked  before there are literally hundreds of cookbooks for beginners out there. How To Cook Everything and anything from Cook’s Illustrated’s library are great places to start.

Cook and shop in Bulk

If you are making one of something, why not make two or more? Not only will you save on energy but time later on when you are too busy to cook and voila, a ready cook meal just waiting for you in your freezer.

And by the way, the freezer is your friend. Not only for storing those bulk batches of delicious, home cooked foods but also for saving those bargain items you picked up at the store.

Because yes, buying in bulk may seem expensive but when you portion out those large packages of meat and realize you don’t have to buy protien for the next month, it suddenly makes sense.

Even buying certain veggies that can be roasted and frozen are a great cost savings. And handy for throwing together quick and healthy casseroles, soups, stews, and bowls.

If it’s on sale and you use it, buy it. 

Sure, it’s not on your shopping list and we told you to stick to your shopping list. But if it’s a good deal, then take it. Stock up. If it saves you money in the long run, then do it.

Repurpose Leftovers

Always plan your meals expecting leftovers.  Don’t dress your salad, let everyone put their own salad dressing on their own portions. That way if there is leftover salad, it won’t “cook” in the salad dressing and you can save it for days, using it for lunches or another dinner. Add sauce to each individual portion of pasta and store any leftovers separately so that leftover tomato sauce can be the basis of a chili while the plain pasta can be turned into a light pasta and veggie chicken salad. When you think of each meal as having the potential ingredients of another meal, you reduce your chance of wasting food and increase your savings.

Shop Seasonally Until You Can’t

Eating seasonally is wonderful. Produce is always the freshest when it is local and just harvested. If you are blessed with farmer’s markets and the prices are lower than the supermarket (sometimes they are not, be price savvy), then hit the farmer’s market.

Also, don’t be afraid to check out any ethnic markets. Many different cultures rely on fruits and vegetables in their cuisine more than Western cooking so their produce department has a high turnover resulting in fresher product.

Alas, seasons change. Do not be afraid of frozen or low sodium canned goods. Quite frankly they are probably just as good or better than fresh-but-out-of-season produce because that “fresh” produce was picked while not quite ripe, had to travel long distances and is probably quite old. Frozen and canned produce is picked riped and processed fast, losing few nutrients.

No Junk Food

There is a reason it is called “junk food”. Don’t buy it. Or if you do, buy it on sale and rarely, only as a special treat. Empty calories is really just a waste of money. As mom always said, if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, you are not hungry enough to eat.

Embrace the Legume

Last but not least, forgo the meat. At least every now and again. Going meatless on a regular basis by incorporating lentils, peas, and beans into your weekly menu saves you tons of money, adds variety to your diet, and can expose you to interesting recipes from other cultures like India where many folks rely almost exclusively on legumes for their protein. Whole grains like Quinoa, oats, and brown rice are also delicious additions to any healthy diet.

Your food budget is up to you. But if you find yourself needing support developing a better HealthStyle, why not turn to us.

Just imagine what you could accomplish with three MyHealthStyle Health Coaches cheering you on, supporting you. Every step of the way. Every day. Giving you guidance, reassurance, and education.

And always within reach of your phone.

Right now, the MyHealthStyle app is yours for the introductory price of $10 a week for your first four weeks and $23 a week after. Or even less per week, depending on your length of membership!

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Lose Some Weight, They Said.

Lose Some Weight, They Said.

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You are at the doctor’s office and she tells you to lose some weight. Maybe, just maybe she hands you a lousy sheet of paper with a list of useless generic advice like cut calories and park farther away from the store so you walk more. Thanks a bunch doc.

As if that isn’t stressful enough, the old “you would look so much prettier/be so much healthier if you just lost….” ARGH! Not Helping!

Well, we at MyHealthStyle want to help. And while there is no magic bullet to make weight loss easy.  (We’ve looked. Oh how we’ve looked.) There are many, actually helpful, guidelines that you can follow which will get you started.

And by started we don’t mean on a diet. We mean on developing the whole new HealthStyle, a holistic approach to living that will help you become a happier, healthier you. And on the way, lose some weight.

These guidelines have been culled from the following; here, here, here, here, here, and here, if you want to read the articles in full.

Do What Works For You

Just because one diet worked for Suzy doesn’t mean it will work for Jane. If you get results from eating more protein, then go lo-carb. If not, then do a straight up calorie count diet. Just make sure you get all your vitamins and drink water.

Everything in Moderation

Whatever does work for you, do it in moderation. You are building a new HealthStyle here. One that should last your whole life. Deprivation should NOT be part of your life. So live a little. Celebrate the holidays and birthdays and have a cheat day once in a while. Just don’t over do it. And more importantly, when you do slip up, do not beat yourself up. It’s okay. Hop on that wagon and giddy-up.


Easier said than done. But there are ways. Taking deep breaths. Yoga and mediation. And also making certain you have BMOC in your diet (B-Vitamins, Magnesium, Omega-3, and Vitamin C) which can help reduce anxiety, mood swings, and act as a natural muscle relaxant.

Sleep Well

Lights out at a reasonable hour. No eating after 8pm. Cut back on coffee/tea/sugary drinks after 3pm. Exercise regularly. All these habits contribute to better sleep habits. And better sleep habits will help your body repair itself and, believe it or not, help you lose weight.

Drink Water (First)

Not only does drinking water help your body’s digestion, it can also help you determine if you are truly hungry or not. Before reaching for that snack, drink a glass of water or two. Sometimes our brains misfire signals and we frequently misinterpret thirst for hunger. By drinking a glass of water, we can save ourselves needless calories. Plus, if it turns out you really were hungry, you already have a glass of water in your belly taking up space so you will eat less.

Mindful Eating

Set goals, such as I want to eat at least two meatless meals a week. Or I am going to try three different proteins this week – shrimp, pork tenderloin, and lentils.

Eat slowly. Put your fork down between each bite. Sip water between each bite. Pay attention to each flavor in the bite of food in your mouth. Savor your food.

Take your time and eat with others whenever possible. If you have a lunch hour at work, try to eat your lunch in that hour.

Nothing is off-limits but keep your portions small. If you feel like each bite is tasting the same, stop eating and save the food for another meal.

Be aware of your stomach. By slowing down your eating pace, you can start to focus on the signals your belly is sending you. Once you are satiated but not full, stop eating. By the time, your stomach has sent a signal to your brain that it is satiated, it is actually full. If you stop then, you won’t get that carb-coma stuffed feeling.

Eating Awareness. Are you eating because you are bored? Sad? Stressed. Before you reach for food and after you’ve drunk that glass of water, take a quick mental scan of your emotional state. Are you standing in front of the fridge because you are hungry or sad? Is it actually dinner time or are you bored? Perhaps an activity might be a better choice. Even a quick walk around the block has been shown to reduce stress, uplift spirits, and boost metabolism. Consider hobbies that use both your hands like knitting or gardening. Even simply putting out a bowl of apples and asking yourself “do you want an apple?” If you aren’t hungry enough for an apple, then you aren’t hungry enough for anything else.

Avoiding Processed Foods

In short, you can’t unless you only eat whole raw ingredients. And gnawing on a whole raw cow doesn’t sound like fun either.

Technically, all foods have been modified from their natural state and can be called processed so claiming you are avoiding them is silly. As soon as you slice that apple or pasteurize that milk, you’ve got processed food.

But that’s okay. Here are some basic guidelines on what to avoid. By dropping these more highly processed foods from your diet, you will improve your HealthStyle and your diet.

Foods high in sugar, salt, and/or fat

Foods that put you in a “carb coma” (general sugar/carbs)

And “addictive” foods (you know what they are – sugary, salty, and/or fatty)

Consider Getting Support

Obviously, we want you to do what’s best for you. But at MyHealthStyle Inc., we honestly believe that having the support of three credentialed health coaches can make the difference between frustration and success.

Imagine what you could accomplish with three MyHealthStyle Health Coaches cheering you on, supporting you. Every step of the way. Every day. Giving you guidance, reassurance, and education.

And always within reach of your phone.

Right now, the MyHealthStyle app is yours for the introductory price of $10 a week for your first four weeks and $23 a week after. Or even less per week, depending on your length of membership!

Get the Power of Positive Coaching.

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Why Exercise?

Why Exercise?

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Hooray, Everybody Exercise!  Ugh!

Why? Why do we have to exercise?

Well, besides the fact that modern society means we do not work our bodies like we used to even 50 years ago. It’s good for many different parts of our bodies from our muscles to our brains to our skin.

You know the obvious like burning belly fat, but did you know regular exercise can reverse skin aging?

Or that you can actually increase your brain function with a solid aerobic workout?

But how do you know if you got a good workout?

1. Your heart rate says so.

2. You feel stronger immediately.

3. You recover from intense intervals quickly.

4. You felt challenged in new ways.

5. You get better zzzs.

6. You’re more focused the rest of the day.

All those sound great but getting started is hard. How do you get motivated? Here are some tips including writing a workout schedule, giving yourself six weeks to get into the workout habit, don’t overdo it, and more.

Another way to help you get motivated into working out is by having three credentialed MyHealthStyle coaches giving you encouragement and guidance every step of the way.

For more information, visit and see for yourself.