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Setting Healthy Weight Loss Goals for This Year and Beyond

In Fitness, Health by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC1 Comment

Did you gain weight over the recent Holidays? Or maybe the pounds have just been steadily increasing over time, and the extra weight just won’t budge no matter what you try? We know that all that holiday “hustling and bustling” can throw your stress level out of whack? And if you are experiencing any of these, you are not alone.  The holidays are filled with fun, festivities, and family – but they can also leave their mark on your waistline if you’re not careful. You probably already know that year after year, people resolve to lose weight. Setting healthy weight loss goals is a common resolution, but the problem is that many of these resolutions are quickly abandoned. So, year …

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Create an Exercise Routine to Lower Stress – January

In Fitness by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC

Tackling your health goals can feel confusing and overwhelming. If you’re like most you are making New Year’s resolutions – like eating healthier to lose weight – around this time of year.  You may have thought about working on lowering stress or creating a workout plan. Or maybe you’d like to create an exercise routine to lower stress which gives you benefits in several areas of well-being.  As you work every day to take care of your family and give your best in all areas of life, you may sometimes feel like there’s just not enough time to take care of your own health and needs.  And you simply not know where to start. But the great news is that being healthy doesn’t have …

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Creating a Fitness Plan for the Whole Family

In Fitness, Health by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

You’re probably aware that as a nation, we’ve become more and more sedentary over time. And you may have a fitness routine that you stick to (most of the time anyway) to stay healthy. But have you ever thought about creating a fitness plan for the whole family?  If I asked you whether being fit is a good thing, I’m guessing you’d say yes. If I asked you whether you and the members of your family are all fit, I don’t know what you’d answer. Maybe you wonder yourself whether you need to work on fitness goals for the family! The first step is to decide what being fit means to you and your family. If you agree with experts, …

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Ways for Busy Families to Stay Active During the (Even Busier) Holiday Season

In Fitness, Health by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Something interesting happens during the holiday season, every holiday season.  It’s something that every busy family goes through. We somehow decide that our usual schedules are not full enough, so we pile as many additional things onto our plates as possible. We volunteer. We host a party. We help plan another party. We cook for the potluck. We shuttle out-of-town family members back and forth to the airport. And much, much more. When we reach the thick of the season somehow we’re shocked by how stressed, exhausted, or overwhelmed we feel. All of this can make it difficult to stay active during the busy holiday season.  During the holidays, do you tend to push aside your normal family routines? Despite all the …