Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Feel Better With a' Feel Good' 2011 Resolution

January is almost over, have you made your resolutions for 2011 yet? Roughly 45% of us make New Year’s resolutions and the most popular ones have to do with losing weight, exercising more and stop smoking. While these are great resolutions and help our bodies in so many ways, I would like to suggest that adding a 'feel good’ resolution will make a difference in so many ways. These are resolutions that make us feel good spiritually or emotionally such as committing to working in a soup kitchen once a month. Think about how great you will feel knowing that you are helping so many people.

It’s not too late…add a ‘feel good’ resolution for 2011. Look for a cause that you are passionate about and find organizations that support it. Contact them and see which ones you are a good fit for and make a commitment to help them out. I’ll bet this is one of your resolutions that will beat the ‘ 50% of us abandon our resolutions by June’ statistic…this is one that provides rewards in so many different ways, it is sure to stick.

Not only will you meet new people and make a difference for so many, you will be surprised at how much better your 'feel good' resolution makes you feel. Where will you give your time this year?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Save the Girls" Checklist

Since this is the time that most of us make resolutions of some sort, it’s the perfect time to create a check list that could “Save the Girls” (you know what I am talking about ;). By the time you finish showering, dressing and eating in the morning, BFF’s of 20 more women will hear the words “You have breast cancer”. Don’t be one of them! (Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer).

Add these routine easy to do items to your checklist for 2011: 
  • By exercising only 2 hours a week you not only burn fat that produces excess estrogen, a contributor to breast cancer but you will feel much better too.  
  • Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies each day
  • Limit fatty foods and alcohol consumption
  • Take calcium and Vitamin D every day
  • Perform monthly self-breast exams
  • Begin yearly mammograms starting at age 40 
See how easy that is! Starting with 2011, make every year the year to “Save the Girls”.