Healthy Living + Wellbeing

Make being healthy feel less like a chore and more like a happy and fulfilling option. Healthy living doesn’t have to be stressful. Take the pressure off yourself and stop trying to figure it out all on your own. Ask a health coach, we want to answer your health and fitness questions.

Patient communicating needs to a doctor, visualizing how to talk to your doctor for an optimal healthcare experience.

How to talk to your doctor: 7 expert tips for a better healthcare experience

By Lisa Kiersky Schreiber

Flip the script on the way to talk to your doctor. Learn the secrets of how to talk to your doctor faster than you can say “co-pay.” Kickstart a teamwork approach at your next doctor visit.

How to find the best hiking trails

How to Discover the Best Hiking Trails Wherever You Are | AllTrails Review

By Sarah Siertle

Photo by Oziel Gómez Sarah Siertle It’s time to get outside! Going outside, especially when you can be in nature, provides so many benefits to mental and physical health. Even just looking at trees lowers stress levels and blood pressure. Walking in nature can improve your mood and focus, not to mention the vitamin D…

Your biased optimism may conflict with setting realistic goals.

Biased Optimism: Why We Overestimate Our Health & Fitness Habits

By Michelle Johnson Jerome

Embrace realistic optimism, and acknowledge the pros and cons of your decisions. Ask yourself these two crazy questions to evaluate if what you are planning is doable.

Moving your body - A variety of types of movements are good for a healthy lifestyle, including walking outdoors

7 Mindblowing Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Moving Your Body Every Day

By Sarah Siertle

Explore the importance of moving your body more and debunk the myth that movement is solely limited to formal workouts.

Good habits to have include 5 minute or less healthy actions that are easy-to-implement.

29 Healthy Actions You Can Do Easily In Five Minutes Or Less

By Michelle Johnson Jerome

Looking for easy ways to boost your health? Here’s 29 bite-size 5-minute healthy actions you can do anytime and anywhere.

Woman who wants to get healthy, but also eat a donut.

Should you eat a donut? How to feel good about your food choices

By Balanced Healthstyles

You haven’t told anyone you have decided to eat healthier. There is a box of a dozen donuts on your kitchen counter. Do you eat a donut? 30+ options to choose from.

How to avoid craving holiday candy while still enjoying sweets n’ treats with the family

Sweets n’ Treats: Can’t Stop Eating Desserts? Make Peace With Holiday Treats

By Britt Nelson

Holiday sweets n’ treats are here! Cue the struggle to not let all the candy and desserts control you (and your kids too!) What to do? Is there a way to have treats in the house and still keep your self-control? The best solution for you and your kids might look a little different than you think.

A colorful array of alcohol-free drinks for the Sober in October challenge.

Sober in October – An alcohol free experiment

By Heather Lynn Darby

Have you heard about Sober in October?

What can you learn from a 31 day alcohol-free challenge? Benefits, drawbacks & tips from 3 years experience going sober for October

What is the solution to a messy kitchen? How to make peace with your cluttered kitchen

Make Peace with Your Cluttered Kitchen (and Yourself)

By Alana Wylie

Let’s talk about how your kitchen makes you feel.

When you walk into your kitchen to make dinner do you turn around and walk straight back out again?

Life doesn’t always make it easy to choose healthy habits.

And, because life can feel pretty chaotic at times, what do you do? Say forget it, and wait until the time is right, like next Monday. We have all said,

The funny thing about Mondays is they seem to take a long time to get here. This means for everyone who is waiting until Monday; their healthier lifestyles are hanging in limbo.

So what if you got real about all the commitments you have in your life? If you looked at the life, you live right now and thought,

“How can I fit a healthy habit into my life?”

“I will start on Monday.”

Healthy Living made easier

The thing is, healthy living is about being flexible as well as not thinking that the healthy actions have to be grandiose. Being able to sort through the weeds of your life and redefining what type of healthy action to take may sound easy, but rest assured it’s not when you start making your plan.

Sometimes we as humans have a way of taking something simple and making it complicated. In a way, that is a form of self-sabotaging your wellbeing. When a habit has too many steps to do and it takes too much time, odds are you aren’t going to stick with it.

We are here for you if you are running low on motivation and Mondays always seem to pass you by. As Health Coaches, we have guided a lot of people through just about any obstacle they may have. We pride ourselves on making what feels hard, easier. In fact, one of our favorite questions to answer is, “How can this be easy?”

“I CAN’T eat…” (fill in the blank with a food item)

“I HAVE to…” (fill in the blank with any time of exercise or workout)

Swap Bullying for Realistic Expectations

Make being healthy feel less like a chore and more like a happy and fulfilling option. Stop bullying yourself into being healthy. Don’t suck the fun out of taking care of yourself. Wellbeing is a lot easier when you’re not bossing yourself around all the time.

Do you have a healthy habit you are struggling with? Are you not sure what to do and need a bit of support, encouragement, or guidance? Healthy living doesn’t have to be stressful. Take the pressure off yourself and stop trying to figure it out all alone.

Ask A Health Coach

Do you have a healthy habit you are struggling with? Are you not sure what to do and need a bit of support, encouragement, or guidance? Healthier lifestyles don’t have to be stressful. Take the pressure off yourself and stop trying to figure it out all alone.

If you are wondering, should you send in your question, we would like to offer you another one of our favorite sayings, which is, “Strong people ask for help!!” We know you are strong. We encourage you to submit your questions.