Sunday, February 15, 2009

Work at Home 101

Today I am not posting about fitness, but I am helping a site that I am a member of, CWAHM's. We all run into people online who are looking to start a business but aren't sure where to start. Below is information on a FREE course that will help anyone looking to work from home.

I think if we can pass along information that will help others, we should. So with that said, please take a look at the course offered below. Announces Work At Home 101
A FREE online 3 week course designed to give moms a work-at-home starting place.

Most people are curious about working from home. We know others do it, but aren't sure how they do it.'s Work at Home 101 is designed to give you an overview of the choices available that will allow you to work from home. This online course will give you the starting place you've been searching for.

Best of all - it's completely free! CLICK HERE!

Some of the things covered during Work at Home 101:

* Where to Start
Home-Based Businesses
Avoiding Scams
Entrepreneur Tips

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Exercise and Fitness are very Important!

Did you know that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

Did you know most Americans are not physically active enough to gain any health benefits?

Do you know what the best activities are to help your heart?

How about swimming, cycling, jogging, aerobics, skiing, even walking? And one of the best things is, it doesn't have to be a "structured" exercise time. What if you went out and played tag with the kids? Or in my case, hockey? And with 3 boys in my house, they want to roller blade while playing hockey and they need a fourth person to make it even. Do you know who the fourth usually is? Mom.

All you need to do is be moderately active for at least 30 minutes a day. The length of a sitcom! Since I live in Western New York, I have my treadmill setup in my basement (for when the snow is deep) and I can even watch my "soap" while I exercise. The best of both worlds!

Just make sure to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program especially if you have been inactive for a while. And remember, any activity will help!

Work on improving your health in the National Heart Month!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February is Heart Health Month

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight heart disease. Many people make it harder than it is. It is important to remember that it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts. As you make daily food choices, base your eating pattern on these recommendations:

Choose lean meats and poultry without skin and prepare them without added saturated and trans fat.

Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products.

Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.

Cut back on foods high in dietary cholesterol. Aim to eat less than 300 mg of cholesterol each day.

Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars.

Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt. Aim to eat less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (or less than 1,500 mg if you are in a higher risk group for high blood pressure).

If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. That means no more than one drink per day if you’re a woman and two drinks per day if you’re a man.

Keep an eye on your portion sizes.

And we all know that exercise is great for your heart! If you are not exercising, you can get out and start walking, it's FREE! You can join a gym or you can buy exercise DVD's.

For the month of February, I am offering 25% off of all DVD's at Team Beachbody. Simply email me at and let me know which program you are interested in and we will get it ordered for you! You can choose from Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Jam, P90X and more!

And as they say on Cartoon Network, "get out and play just an hour a day"!