April 2020


I am a firm believer of being "optimistic" and  "positive" so when I recently started getting "scared/anxious" I reminded me once again of the power of simply remaining "positive" during trying times. I like this definition from "Success Consciousness" that says,  "Positivity means thinking in an optimistic way, looking for solutions, expecting good results and success, and focusing and making life happier. It is a happy and worry-free state of mind, which looks at the bright side of life."

I know it's easy to say and I know when health is involved these things are easier said then done, but then I began to think I can't control this virus or it's affects BUT I can control how I live and being positive is just better and can help.

Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking, has been read by millions and praised by several U.S. Presidents. This quote is something to remember especially on those days when your less than positive ....

"What you are determines the world in which you live, so as you change, your world changes also." I'm going to use this and we all know there will be days we will need to.

In an article published by Huffington Post, thinking positively can have actual health benefits. In this publication it was cited that having a positive attitude can help with several areas of our physical health including heart, longevity and immune system functions. You can experience what they referred to as "a sense of awe" from being positivity. "Hiking through a beautiful natural landscape, listening to moving classical music, or participating in a religious or spiritual ritual are some of the experiences in life that make us feel most joyful and alive. Research has shown that experiences of art, religion and philosophy are the most common experiences that evoke a sense of awe - that sense of wonder and connection to something larger than ourselves." Check out this article and find ways to create your own "awe".

Can "positivity" be contagious? I know that seems cliche' considering we are talking about Coronavirus, but it's true....being positive during this crisis can spread and help others during this difficult time. I found this article from Odyssey Online and it points to how YOU staying positive can affect those around you and help in a case like this. So maybe the next time you think "what can I do?" Maybe the easy first answer ..... stay positive.

Even in distancing we are together!

Katherina :-)

In This Issue
How to Keep Moving During COVID-19

Across the world, individuals and families are limiting their time in public and communal places; our daily lives of work, school and socialization look different than they did only a few weeks ago. During this time, ACE encourages all people to keep moving - whether that's at home, with your family or in a safe place outside. In fact, the CDC recommends adults participate in at least 150 minutes a week of cumulative moderate or vigorous physical activity!  Read more 

Recipe For Health: Mushroom-Quinoa Curry Burgers

A meatless burger seems like such a good idea: a nice round of plant-based protein that fits in a bun with favorite toppings. But the manufacturing process that produces that burger may diminish the possible health benefits, observes nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, speaking for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
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Popular Weight Loss Strategies Stand The Test Of Time

How many times during a week do clients tell you they want to lose weight or talk about what they are doing to change their body weight? Among 48,026 U.S. residents over the age of 20 who answered the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2015-2016, 42% responding said they were actively trying to lose weight.   Read more
5 Rolling Exercises for Enhanced Core Strength

Rolling exercises are a great way to train the core and assess areas of weakness in the body. Use these five rolling exercises, which can be combined into a single circuit workout or can be included individually as part of other circuits, to introduce rolling patterns into your clients' workouts.  Read more 
10-Minute Meditation Helps With Anxiety

For people with anxiety, just 10 minutes a day of mindful meditation is enough to prevent the mind from wandering, according to a preliminary study reported in Consciousness and Cognition (2017; 51, 157-65). Mind-wandering disrupts productivity and contributes to accidents, and it's particularly an issue for people with anxiety, as they tend to worry and ruminate about negative events that are not happening in the present moment.   Read more
Stress and Nutrition

Feeling stressed? You're not alone! The trick is knowing what to do about it. Research tells us that stress-relieving strategies include making a concerted effort to minimize stressors, engaging in meditation and physical activity, and nurturing strong social relationships. Read more
How to Stay Active When You're Traveling

If you travel for work, endless meetings or all-day conferences can leave you feeling drained, with little motivation to squeeze physical activity into your day. To help combat the drain on your energy, these workouts, which can be done in even the sparsest hotel gym or outside, can add some invigorating movement to your day while traveling, whether for work or for play.  Read more  

Why Mindful Eating is Key to Emotional Wellness 

Mindful eating can help you slow down the pace of your eating and help make you more mindful of your food choices naturally. Try these tips for slowing down during your next few meals, and see which ones work best for you.  Read more