Does lack of sleep make you stupid?

Poor sleep is bad for your heart AND your brain! An article about poor sleep and the build-up of plaque in the body caught my eye. The study is remarkable in that it is the first study: “to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” according to José Ordovás,…

Pay Your Body Back with Sleep: Ag-educator Event

Today I have the pleasure of presenting Pay Your Body Back to a group of hard-working Ag-educators in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  One of the most important tips in the program is about sleep – and getting enough of it.  As demonstrated in the Everyday Health video below – Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels shares how lack…

Pay Your Body Back with Sleep

Is your body too tired to be healthy? Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues that you may be asking too much from your body: Does your mind wandering when reading a magazine article? Do you have trouble focusing your eyes when you are driving? Do you hit the snooze button several times…

Busy Woman’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is the grease that makes your life work.” Dr. Marie Savard Dr. Savard and I presented at the same event recently, and this line from her program struck me as brilliant.  “Sleep is the grease that makes your life work. A good diet and exercise are important, but they can’t work if you aren’t…

How To Pay Your Body Back™ With Sleep

Is your body too tired to be healthy? Make sure you Pay Your Body Back™ with enough sleep every day to keep it working properly. Busy women eat away at the edges of our days.  We get up a little earlier to make sure everyone has what they need.  We stay up a bit later…

Worn Out? Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you giving your body the sleep it needs? My friend Jill Fleming, a Registered Dietitian and wellness expert identifies sleep as one of the corners of the Wellness Triangle. Combined with good nutrition and exercise, enough good quality sleep is essential to good health. Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues: Do…

Why is uncertainty so stressful?

Stress caused by uncertainty can be paralyzing. The information we are getting about the coronavirus seems to be changing by the hour — creating unprecedented uncertainty. There is a good reason your nerves are jangled, or you are feeling unsettled or anxious. Uncertainty is perceived as unsafe and potentially painful. Whether the situation is predictably…

How to Reduce Stress in Uncertain Times

Did watching the Presidential address and the response last night spike your stress level? No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, exposure to the government shut-down, economic pressures, and legislative uncertainty can elevate your stress level. In my research on job stress, uncertainty was the second most common source of stress (following overwhelm).…

Should Pregnant Women Worry About Heart Attacks?

A new study shows heart attacks in pregnant women are on the rise. The good news in a new study by the New York University School of Medicine showing more pregnant women are having heart attacks is that data is being collected about heart disease in women.  If we can clearly define the problem, a…