Category Archives: fitness

TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEART

Your heart is your life source and needs special care; both physically and emotionally. A few ways to care for your heart are through proper exercise, nutrition and stress reduction.

The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and its blood vessels. Consistent exercise is the most efficient way to strengthen and improve the cardiovascular system.

  • Consistent  exercise is considered to be 4-5 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. Cardiovascular or “aerobic” activity strengthens the heart and lungs and improves the body’s ability to use oxygen. A healthy cardiovascular system helps reduce the risk of coronary disease, lowers blood pressure, decreases depression, stress and anxiety, improves sleep and increases energy levels.

It is true – you are what you eat. There are many heart healthy foods that can help prevent and repair cell damage.

  • To keep it simple, focus on a variety of fruits and vegetables, the more colorful the better. Whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds are also important. Avoid processed foods and eat foods in their whole, natural form. If it didn’t come from the ground it’s not a whole food. I’ve never heard of a Doritos tree have you?

Stress reduction is also crucial for heart health. Some ways to reduce stress are:

  • Spending time with people you love
  • Physical touch
  • Laughing
  • Spending time in nature
  • Listening to music
  • Meditation
  • Massage
  • Activities such as yoga, dance and tai chi
  • Playing an instrument
  • Journaling
  • A great nights sleep

I invite you to begin now and truly take care of your heart. Get your body moving. Go for a beach walk or hike. Try a fun class or indulge in a spa treatment. Plan a few outings with your favorite people. Sleep in on a weekend. Listen to music you love everyday. When you feel anxious pause and take a slow, deep breath.

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.” ~ Rumi

FALL INTO HEALTH – 28 DAY SHAPE-UP CHALLENGE

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Begins Monday September 19th 

Did some of your health goals take a back seat during the summer? With summer winding down and the kids back in school it’s the perfect time to get your health back on track. 

Join me for a 28 day challenge, get a jump start on your health and receive inspiration and support from a certified health and fitness coach along the way. The holidays are going to be here before you know it!

$65 registration fee includes:
*(discounted rates available below)*
  • Jumpstart Nutrition Guide (nutrition basics, meal & snack ideas, etc)
  • Weekly recipes and health tips
  • Unlimited email access to health coach for nutrition, fitness and health questions
  • Private Facebook group (optional) for extra encouragement and health coaching support
  • 25% discount on Healthy by Heidi services. Tailor the challenge to your needs by adding on a customized meal plan, weekly phone sessions, etc.
  • Chance to win $$, prizes and a healthier you!
*Winners will be selected based on total weight loss (percentage of starting weight) plus bonus points for achieving your personal weight loss goal.  

 

Already starting a program like Weight Watchers or a cleanse? Perfect! Use those tools to help you reach your goal during this 28 day challenge.

Once you register you will receive a link for payment, your Jumpstart Nutrition Guide and details on how to get started.

FIRST 5 SIGN-UPS ELIGIBLE FOR RAFFLE PRIZE

SPECIAL RATES

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $55 (register by September 14th)

JOIN WITH A FRIEND FOR $45 EACH

2016 30 DAY HEALTH CHALLENGE “Bring your own goal”

Challenge begins Monday January 11th 

Let’s be real, New Year’s resolutions are more like suggestions. Did you know only 8% of people stick to them? This is YOUR challenge. Select a category, choose a goal and away you go!

Make a habit, shake a habit, have some fun, share what works with others, win some cool prizes, stay accountable and get support from a certified nutrition and fitness coach.

$100 registration fee includes:

  • Chance to win $500 cash prize
  • Jumpstart Nutrition Guide (nutrition basics, meal & snack ideas, etc)
  • Unlimited email access for nutrition/fitness/health questions
  • Weekly recipes and health tips
  • Weekly prizes
  • Easy tracking via Google sheet
  • 25% discount on Healthy by Heidi services

Possible categories are: 

  • Weight or body fat loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Break a habit (sugar, alcohol, fast food, caffeine, etc)
  • Create a habit (go vegetarian, eat breakfast daily, meditate, work out regularly, etc)

**Have another category in mind? I’d be happy to discuss it with you. 

Winner will be selected by a total number of points earned for: 
  • Reaching your personal goal
  • Weekly health challenges
  • Additional bonus points to be announced

PLEASE REGISTER BY JANUARY 8TH 

To register or for more info: email heidi@healthybyheidi.com. Once you register you will receive a link for payment, your Jumpstart Nutrition Guide and information on how to get started.

**Already starting a program like Weight Watchers, meal delivery or a cleanse? Perfect! Use those tools to help you reach your goal during this 30 day challenge.