Why is behavior change so hard?

Most of us have old behaviors we would like to change and new habits we would like to incorporate. So, why do we find making these changes to be such a challenge?! Typically, to change a behavior we need to break a habit we’re currently involved in AND incorporate new habits that are not always familiar or easy for us. Even simple changes take time and can be difficult to maintain.

Protect your body composition during weight loss

Are you taking weight loss medications and worrying about developing “Ozempic butt”? Here are some practical tips to protect your muscle mass and promote fat loss while taking weight loss medications (or any method of weight loss!) “Ozempic butt” refers to a phenomenon resulting from fast weight loss, potentially signifying lack of adequate protein and strength training. So, the remedy is…

Eating for our health and the health of the planet

April 22nd is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first held on April 22, 1970 and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. By the end of 1970 passage of the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act were passed. Two years later congress passed the Clean Water Act.

How to make your New Year’s resolutions last

A new year has just begun and many of us like to start it off with a fresh set of resolutions. But how do we make those resolutions last longer than the month of January? It’s easy to dream about the things we want to do, but we also need to put in the work to make it happen. Here are five tips to make your resolutions last.

Ring in the new year with self-compassionate fitness goals

The new year can be a great time to reflect on the past year and think about areas that you want to improve.  According to behavioral specialists, there is something called the “fresh start effect”.  This suggests that individuals may feel more motivated to make changes and are more likely to engage in goal-related behaviors when they perceive the beginning of a new period.  This can be Mondays, but it can also be the start of a new year.