Health & Fitness Coach, Employee Wellness - Eat Clean, Get Fit, Be Healthy in NH
A friend of mine was happy to report recently that she had successfully “given up” soda to reduce her caffeine intake—a bad habit she’d started many years ago.
Although she was feeling really good about her decision, she was experiencing SEVERE caffeine and sugar cravings. And she wasn’t sure what to do about it.
To curb her cravings, instead of…Continue
Added by Melissa Koerner on January 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
It’s 5:30am and you’re startled out of sleep by the annoying buzz of your alarm clock. You hit snooze a few times before you HAVE to get up.
Do you feel rested and full of energy and ready to face the demands of your busy day ahead?
Most people I meet would say “no!” The reality is we are a severely…Continue
Added by Melissa Koerner on August 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
I’m sure you know that caffeine isn’t good for you, but did you know that it’s not a good idea to just quit it cold turkey?
Have you ever tried to do that? What happens? Yup, you probably experience withdrawal in the form of severe headaches, and that is not fun!
Most people who try “quit caffeine” only last a few days…Continue
Added by Melissa Koerner on August 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Before you reach for a sleep aid, make sure you’re not doing any of these things that keep you awake and disrupt your sleep/wake cycles.
Did you know that caffeine has a half-life of about 6 hours? That means if you drink a cup of coffee (a strong 8-ounce cup typically contains about 300 mg of caffeine) at 6…Continue
As a health and fitness professional having worked with a lot of clients over the years, I’ve found that many people have digestive issues.
Poor digestion often manifests as gas, bloating, burping, reflux, bowel irregularity and abdominal distention. But did you know that there are also some not-so-obvious signs of digestive dysfunction that could be making you feel bad? For example, headaches, fatigue after eating, constant hunger pangs, and pain in your muscles, joints,…Continue
When you look at the ingredients in soda, at first glance, you might think ah, it’s not that bad for me. I mean, there’s only six ingredients in coke: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine.
I always tell my clients that a good rule of thumb when you’re deciding whether or not to eat something is being able to pronounce all of the ingredients on the label. But, in this instance, I have to say that…Continue
Added by Melissa Koerner on March 16, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
A few years ago a dear friend bought me a candy dish that had this message painted on it: “There’s nothing better than a good friend… except a good friend with chocolate!”
This gift was very fitting for me because I LOVED chocolate—I mean, I felt like I couldn't live without it! I can admit this now, but the truth is, I was actually addicted to it. Yes, I am a former chocoholic. While I won’t deny that I have chocolate every now and then, I do not feel the need to…Continue
Added by Melissa Koerner on February 28, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments