Monthly archive for February 2016

35 Reasons Not To Exercise

35 Reasons Not To Exercise

1.     You will freeze to death. 2.     You might have a heatstroke. 3.     You might pull a muscle. 4.     You will wear yourself out. 5.     You might fall. 6.     It will take too much time. 7.     It will hurt your knees. 8.     It will hurt your back 9.     It will keep you from laundry. 10.  You are too old. 11.  You are too stressed. 12.  Your shoes are worn out. 13.  It costs too much money. 14.  People will stare at you. 15.  You will have to do it by yourself. 16.  You won’t have time to cook supper. 17.  It will mess up your nails. 18.  It will mess up your hair. 19.  You will have to take another shower. 20.  You won’t have time to clean your house. 21.  You might humiliate yourself. 22.  You will miss the football game. 23.  You won’t have time for your homework. 24.  Your grandchildren will feel neglected. 25.  Your husband will feel neglected. 26.  Your wife will feel neglected. 27.  Your dog will feel neglected. 28.  Your doctor will

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“Lord, Help Me Want to Track!”

“Lord, Help Me Want to Track!”

Over the past ten years, I learned to admire and respect my Live It Tracker.  Now old friends, I realized when I am honest with my tracking, I lose weight more consistently.  The road has been rocky.  At one point we broke up, when I tired of the constant need to fill in the blanks or update my App. After reaching my healthy goal, I convinced myself I no longer needed the accountability.  The weight on the scale told a different story.  Without the tracker, I gained weight creeping slowly away from my healthy goal.  For long lasting success, I need the honest feedback my tracker reveals. I ask my group members to fill out a paper Live It Tracker for a minimum of two weeks in their first session.  The paper tracker is a great tool for teaching people the Live It plan.  I need accountability too as a

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What’s New in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans ~ Charlotte Davis, R.D., L.D.

What’s New in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans ~ Charlotte Davis, R.D., L.D.

If you have read the Live It Food Plan details in the First Place 4 Health Member’s Guide, you found that our food plan is based upon The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Choose MyPlate, a nutrition education program that expands on these guidelines to help provide specific individual nutrition goals, has become a familiar term in our country. Recently, you may have seen in the media that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been updated.   Every five (5) years, USDA and HHS publish the Dietary Guidelines to reflect the current body of scientific evidence on nutrition, food and health.  The following 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines will be the current policy until the release of the next edition in 2020: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan.  All food and beverage choices matter.  Choose a healthy eating pattern at

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When the World Says,

When the World Says,

When the world says “Give up,” hope whispers “Try one more time.”   Today is the one more time. So many have experienced defeat in the area of health and wellness. You may be in that spot right now. On January 1, you declared, along with about half of the American population, that you would do whatever it takes to lose weight this year. Along with seventy-five percent of those who made this declaration, you have given up by now. I know from experience and from what the Bible tells me that fitness is really not about how determined you are, but about what kind of thinker you are. Wellness starts in the mind. We need some adjusted thinking about what it takes to become fit. You do have the power to change your thinking. The Bible says that as a Christian, you have the “mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16)

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