Monday, May 18, 2015

Laughter - One of my favorite subjects!

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laugh

There’s no doubt about it, laughing feels good! Laughter has a way of lifting your spirits like nothing else can. It’s such a simple experience and one that your mind and body benefit from. It’s amazing what a big dose of laughter can do to improve your mood and increase your overall happiness. In addition to feeling good, laughter has real health benefits.
Laughter stimulates many organs - Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Laughter activates and relieves your stress response -A lively laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response and increases your heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in a great, relaxed feeling.
Laughter soothes tension - Laughter can stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
Laughter improves your immune system - Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. In contrast, positive thoughts actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.
Laughter relieves pain - Laughter may ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers. Laughter may also break the pain-spasm cycle common to some muscle disorders.
Laughter increases personal satisfaction - Laughter can make it easier to cope with difficult situations. It also helps you connect with other people.
Go ahead, find something to laugh about today!
Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Erica's Transformation

Erica's Physical and Mental Transformation

Erica's physical transformation is amazing, but her mental transformation has been life changing. She has learned how to deal with triggers, stressors, and emotions in healthy ways through utilizing her complementary support systems and Health Coach. She hit her goal in February 2013 losing 88lbs! During transition she lost another 5lbs and has kept it off for a year and counting!
She now views life through a different, brighter lens. Would you like some assistance in adjusting the way you view yourself and your environment? Give me a call today and I'll help you get started!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more.
Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com

Results vary. Typical weight loss is up to 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New online class every Monday night!

Good Morning Fellow Take Shapers!

Greg and I went on program the first time in 2009. The weight loss results were gratifying and pretty astounding! We are now six years into this journey and are fully aware that, in order to stay slim and healthy, we can never go back to the eating habits we had before. Our lives, happiness, and health changed and we embraced it. We go back on program periodically with the seasons when pounds have begun to sneak back on. (I have ONE size of pants in my closet, if they get tight, I go back on program and examine the habits that lead to fat storage vs fat burning so I'm better every time) ) But there's a piece of the transformation that people rarely talk about ... it wasn't just our bodies that were chubby, it was our emotions, habits, and patterns of thought. It was our feelings about ourselves. This story, The Myth of "After", says it beautifully. I'd love to hear your thoughts, fears and realizations too!

I'm so happy to let you know that there's a new, online Healthy Habits Class!
The group is going through Dr A's Habits of Heath in a very systematic, life-changing way (because it's all about gaining health!) 
We can participate live - either on your phone or computer. Just download "Zoom go to meeting" and connect on Monday evenings at 5pm.
Here are the easy instructions:

"MONDAY NIGHT LIVE" (or zoom in online!)  We have been working through the Habits Of Health system.
Every Monday evening at 5:00 PST (Adjust accordingly to your time zones)
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/6124144762
You can also dial in via phone: 1-415-762-9988 with meeting id: 612 414 4762
We have people from all over the country joining us and joining in, BUT: if you are the bashful type, just zoom in, listen and learn. Use your Smartphones, tablets or computers. Invite friends who are considering TSFL. Its open to all...
Have Questions? Need Answers? Want to hear from someone who has been there and done that......then this is a great place to check in!
Coordinated by Mike and Judy Berg, Judy Hart and Jan Turner, Certified Health Coaches

Favorite Quotes for the week:
I am loving this program! I was afraid it would be hard or complicated ... but, I don't have to think about it! AND, it works!!!
 
I feel so much better - I've had bloating and gas for many years - since going on the 5&1, that's all gone!
 
I'm feeling lighter on my feet. I'm not so stiff.

Recipe for the week: Try out this on for Stuffed Green Peppers! There are many recipes on this site, Sandy's Kitchen Enjoy!!

Keep the comments coming, keep up the good work, and Thanks for all the referrals!!!
Polly. 

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com