Posts by Lisa Burbage

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Last week’s post noted that using what is known as “the happiness advantage” is a great way to improve both your personal and professional lives. One of the ways I mentioned to raise your level of happiness is to briefly note on a regular basis those things for which you are grateful. A helpful internet application (“app”) which allows you...

How to be happier everyday

How to be happier everyday

If you observe and talk with people around you, you will find that most follow a formula for life that goes something like this…. if you work hard, you will become successful and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy. This pattern of belief is what motivates most of us in life. We think if we lose 10 pounds,...

Are statins safe AND effective?

Are statins safe AND effective?

Statins lower cholesterol in most people’s blood. There is no disputing this fact. But questions still remain about whether the results are worth the risk. Researchers and doctors do not yet know what the long-term effects might be for people who are prescribed statins. They are not sure about side effects, and they don’t know for sure if statins can...

Health Benefits of Sweating

Health Benefits of Sweating

To sweat or not to sweat? You’re better off with the first option, which, of course, comes naturally. Here are 10 benefits of sweating. — Sweat is a built-in cooling system. The skin is covered with millions of sweat glands that cool like air-conditioning ducts. —Humans typically produce from a half-quart to a full-quart of sweat per hour depending on...

Synergy of walnuts is powerful

Synergy of walnuts is powerful

“Synergy” is an old word that came back into its own in the late-1970s, and perhaps is more significant now than ever when it comes to healthy living. It refers to elements working together to achieve a result greater than the sum of its parts. Take walnuts for example. Eating them on a regular basis slows the growth of breast...

Prioritize To Save Time

Prioritize To Save Time

If you run a successful business, you know that time is precious. You’ve learned to use it wisely. If you work for someone else, you need to prioritize your responsibilities to be the most efficient at your job. Much of my time is dedicated to my health-coaching business. Of course, my family and friends are important and day-to-day responsibilities are...

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

Fourth of July is synonymous with cookouts and barbecues, but healthy eating isn’t always a priority. If you are health conscious or thinking about beginning a healthy lifestyle, start with your food choice for this red, white and blue weekend. I like to bring a healthy dish to my Independence Day celebrations so I know there will be a healthy...

How to stay motivated

How to stay motivated

I’m a high-energy person, and I plan to stay that way. But a lot of folks over age 50 have trouble getting motivated, and I’m not talking only about exercise. This also applies to dieting, social matters, school, finance, career and, well, you name it. Are you one of them? If so, here’s what you can do to get going...

A Perfect Summer Sandwich

A Perfect Summer Sandwich

Summer has arrived in the South Carolina lowcountry, and along with it comes fresh tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers and rich, leafy spinach — the makings of a perfect sandwich. All you need to add is two slices of whole grain bread and cheese, and you have the main course for a healthy midday meal. Let’s take a closer look...

Summer Is The Best Time For Reading

Summer Is The Best Time For Reading

Summer has arrived in South Carolina, and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. it’s hard to rustle up enough energy to take on the smothering heat. So don’t, unless you have to. There’s plenty exercise to be done at home. No matter how old you are now, it’s never too late to learn. Think about it. You...

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