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New Year Resolutions Can Last Beyond Valentine’s Day

 

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Monday, January 7, 2013 – the gym was crowded this morning, like it is every first Monday of every January for the fifteen years that I have been going to the gym.  The gym “regulars” tend to be very cynical about the January crowd, betting how long it will take to weed out the “new year’s resolution temps”.  And, indeed, it does seem that by Valentine’s Day the resolutions are over, the weight loss goals  have evaporated before any fat has had a chance to.  Sigh.  I refuse join my cynical gym mates, and I refuse to give up on people before they even get started.   If you are starting a new year’s resolution to lose weight and exercise, Welcome!  You can do it, there is no magic, just hard work.  Keep reminding yourself that, think of other hard work you have committed too that has led to accomplishment, and that reminder of your capabilities will keep you motivated long past the first Valentine’s Day cards.  Here are some other things to keep in mind:

A Child With a Mental Condition, What Helps?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Jennifer Livingston: Is Anyone Else Disturbed By Her “Support”?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

TV anchor Jennifer Livingston made quite a stir when she attacked a viewer who dared email her requesting that she examine her health, lose weight, and use her built in pulpit to inspire her community to do the same.  According to Jennifer, and legions of supporters, this made the man a bully, a meanie, an uncaring cad, you name it.  While, arguably, he is the winner of poorest word choice in recent memory, many of us are not buying that he is the anti-Christ.  Perhaps he could have said something like, “Jennifer, you are so beautiful, talented and a terrific pillar of this community.  I think that you have the potential to really help people lose weight and get healthy.  I personally struggled with obesity as a child, and I know that watching you lose weight would have inspired me to do the same.  Losing weight is very hard, but you have what it takes to lose it and motivate the community that adores you so much.”

Work with the Pros 2012 – Week 3 Fight Childhood Obesity with Fruits and Veggies

September is Childhood Obesity Month, and whether a child is overweight, underweight, or just right, the importance of a healthy diet and training the taste buds should not be underestimated.  Children that have good eating habits become adults that have good eating habits.  What you eat and how much you eat can be the best defense against obesity, so the earlier a child learns to eat right, the better.  Get low cost individual health plans here.

Is obesity really an epidemic?

Where do you start?  Is your child a junk food junkie?  A picky eater?  A carbohydrate machine?  The more you answer “yes”, the more you should get help.

Work with the Pros 2012 – Week 2 Meet EAT CLUB!

Dwight Clark is proud to introduce EAT CLUB www.myeatclub.com !  Eat Club is an online lunch service that delivers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Order your lunch online by 10:15am, and pick it up at your company’s front desk by 12:30pm that same day.  Oh, and NO TIP!  One simple low price: $7.95!

Get some suggestions for healthy meals when ordering out.

Work with the Pros – Week 1 Childhood Obesity Awareness

Losing weight is overwhelming for anyone, but for a child, trying to lose weight comes with so many added challenges that overwhelmed does not begin to describe it adequately.  And yet, with one in three children overweight or obese, child weight loss has never been more important.  Where do you start?   Read more about obesity, F as in Football, or F as in FAT

1)    Do NOT Underestimate The Importance of Your Child’s Weight.

Bloomberg’s Ban on Soda: One lump or two?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

One lump or two?  That is what our Grandma’s said when they poured tea and coffee.  The days of one or two lumps of sugar are long gone.  Now it is 20 or 30 lumps, more like one CUP or two.  And we want it, we need it, we deserve it.  It is our constitutional right to drink a liter of soda.  It is not the government’s role to tell us what to put into our bodies, they should stay out of it.  Foot stomp.  Hold breath.  Turn blue.  Petulant child.  Petulant OBESE child whose foot stomp has caused the floor to quake.

Child Only Medical Insurance Plans

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

The concept of buying your child his own medical insurance seems odd and unnecessary, but often times this odd concept can save your family a lot of money, and provide your child with excellent health insurance.  Why?  If your health insurance is through your employer and your employer pays 100% of your health insurance, but pays 0% of your family and dependents, then you pay the cost of including your child on the company’s group health insurance plan.  The rates charged to groups are much higher and can leave you paying more than double an individual policy.

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