Getting happy is one of the greatest benefits of exercise. As a personal trainer I use this phrase on a regular basis with my clients because it is true, exercise changes the brain in a good way. There are actual reasons why a workout positively impacts your mental outlook and most experts will agree that better circulation, reduced inflammation, and […]
Gina Ragnone is a certified Holistic Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has a zest for all things health and wellness and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. She enjoys helping people change the way they eat and recently helped open one of the first vegan and organic “fast […]
Taking time to cleanse your body can be one of the most rewarding experiences for your health and well-being. It can simply jump start or “Reset” a new way of being in the world. For me, resetting my mind, body and soul is about letting go of what no longer serves your vitality – mentally, emotionally and physically. I want to give that to you […]
What if I told you there is one simple trick to improving health, managing caloric intake, and lowering stress? Sound impossible? It’s easier than you think: hydration. Staying hydrated by drinking more water is one of the simplest tools to employ for boosting your overall health profile.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how few people drink enough water […]
Originally featured on What’s Up, USANA? by Misty Dangel.
It’s Heart Health Month, so we asked our fitness guru, Kathy Kaehler, what the benefits of cardio exercise are and the best ways we can target the heart to get results our entire body will love.
Here’s what she had to say…
Body Benefits of Cardio Fitness:
There are so many reasons you should add cardio fitness to your exercise […]
To kick off my guest blogger series, I am introducing a fabulous blogger who I was introduced to this year. This gal caught my eye with her love for nutritious organic foods. You all know I am so for this way of eating and I strive for organic products almost all of the time, so when I saw someone that shared my passion […]
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to my blog.
I am working right now at warp speed to get a little breaking news to you. At 6pm PST January 5th 2015 I will be on the kickoff USANA RESET Challenge call with Dr. Oz. Yup, I said the one and only Dr. Oz. Check out my Facebook page to register. I […]
I am embarrassed to see that my last blog post was in April. How did this happen? Maybe it was my twins graduating from high school? Nah. Maybe it was my twins going to Europe by themselves? Nah. Maybe it was having shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff? Nah. Maybe it was driving across country from Los Angeles […]
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If you missed my first blog called The Better Living Expert go back and check it out. I lay out what you can expect every other week from my blog. As promised I am going to share with you some of my journey to becoming The Better Living Expert. I have lived in California for almost 27 years […]
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I am thrilled that you stopped by to take a peek at my website and beyond excited that you are spending a few moments reading my blog post. It has been a very long time since I have posted one.
How did you happen to stop by? Let me guess, you remember me from my days on the NBC […]
For the last six years I have been on a trip that I like to call “Let’s take a pause, while I put on my fat suit” It is fascinating when I recall the reckless years of running around, eating what I wanted to, staying up late, exercising one day and getting the results the next. To think back then […]
This is the perfect time to think about hearts. The heart has been the symbol for Valentine’s Day that you can find on cards, candies and even flowers. The heart is also the focus during the month of February as this is American Heart Month. Did you know that according to the CDC about 715,000 Americans will have a heart […]
“Going to the gym makes me fat!” said a close friend of mine.
How can that be? I had to stop and listen. Here is the story.
My friend had come to a fork in the road and decided at that point to choose the path of health. Hopefully the path we all take at one point in our lives. I call […]
“Whittle your waist,” as they used to say. Unfortunately, spot-reducing doesn’t work. However, you can tone the muscles in your midsection with these powerhouse exercises. Do them every other day. These specific moves will increase the strength in your core as well as the upper body. The real necessities for making long-lasting changes to your body are a combination of […]
I am a mom and I have three boys. When I wrote this my twins were almost 16 and my youngest was almost 12. I would never trade my experience as a mom for anything as it is one of the most awesome jobs one could ever have. No kids? Don’t feel left out, parenting happens with step children, grandchildren, […]
When asked about ones back side it was overwhelming the response. Everyone wants to have a better butt. More lifted, toned, tighter, curvy, smooth… what can one do? As a trainer and exercise teacher for many years I have worked on butt exercises for as long as I can remember. I have worked with many celebrities that are well known for […]
The topic of healthy living can be overwhelming. What should I be doing? What shouldn’t I be doing? I spoke on this topic a few days ago and broke it down to the basics. Easier to read, think about and then figure out how to make it happen. Living a healthy lifestyle boils down to choices. Making those good choices […]
Hearts are everywhere during the month of February. You see them as crafts in magazines, in cards and on cooking shows for that decadent homemade treat. I even made a Sweet Beet soup with a drizzle of Greek yogurt in the shape of a heart for my Sunday Set-Up™ Club, www.sundaysetup.com All because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner […]
Do you catch yourself saying “eat your protein”? As a mom, cook and trainer I look to protein first when it comes to meal planning, snacking, sandwich making or when someone is starving and standing in front of the fridge.
Should you be focused on it? Does it make a difference how much you eat? Absolutely and here is why.
We have […]
When time gets away from me it typically means I am super busy or completely distracted. Right now it is November 30th, 2011 6:16 pm est. I am sitting on a plane heading west to California. I have been in Ontario, Canada as well as Detroit, Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Between the tears that are running down my cheeks and […]
As a parent I feel that one crosses many bridges. Last week I was standing at one end of a new bridge and today I am on it. I am not sure if I like this bridge and writing this blog may help me find some focus to determine if I can keep crossing it. I have three sons and […]
I hate shopping for clothes. I love clothes don’t get me wrong but I just hate shopping for them. For one thing I am not a small person. So many of the clothes today that are super cute and fashionable would look utterly ridiculous on me. Stick with the classics. I have shoulders like an Olympic swimmer and biceps that […]
I know you have had those days where you just don’t want to get up and workout. Thankfully I teach exercise so even when I have those days I am forced to get over the desire to stay in slippers and head to class. Time and time again I am so happy I did. Grateful that I have been able […]
Have you noticed that some super markets no longer carry plastic bags? Yipppeeee! Finally someone is getting the message. It is insane if you think about for a minute. The amount of plastic bags that are being used in stores all across the country, WOW. We should be jumping up and down that plastic bags are on their way […]