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What’s Next? A Smaller Bikini?

Lately, I’ve been noticing ads for fitness programs that promise things like bikini bodies or getting ripped or losing 15 pounds–all in only two weeks. Those sound like goals, but my first thought is: What’s next? After you get that ripped, 15-pound lighter bikini body, what’s the next target—a smaller bikini? My second question is

Aug 02, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Don’t We Take Better Care of Ourselves?

Seriously. We get our hair cut every 6 weeks, change the filters in our water systems every time the red light comes on, change the oil every 3000 miles, pressure wash our decks, rotate our tires.  We take better care of our stuff than of ourselves Why is it so difficult to get off the

May 31, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Would it be OK if you never had to diet again?

You know how people are always on a diet?  And everyone knows that the minute they stop their diet, the weight will come right back—maybe with a couple extra pounds attached.  Most people would love to take weight off one time and keep it off forever. Well, you can. I’m here to tell you, STOP

May 24, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Spring into April in your Kitchen!

Experiment with these 4 springtime herbs: When the weather changes we can boost our health by tuning into the season and adjusting what we eat. While the thick of winter calls for foods that warm you, springtime calls for more clearing, uplifting, and dispersing foods as we start to move more. Use the following 4

May 05, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised for some length of time. Working your

Mar 29, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Giving This Deadly Killer Permission to Shorten Your Lifespan?

What can potentially give you the blues, cause dementia, and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke? It has the potential to saddle you with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, breast cancer and reduce your testosterone level. Plus, it can chip away at your looks, how you feel and

Mar 07, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What are Beliefs and Why Do We Care About Them?

Beliefs are not facts. They are only interpretations or value judgments you make about yourself, your experiences, and the world around you. They are the meaning we assign to things. For example: If you weighed yourself and your weight did not change this week, it is a verifiable fact. But you may conclude that your

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Kettle Bells at 60?

This past May, my daughter graduated from college which whipped my attention around to the future–hers, and my place in it.  As I saw the years unfold before me, I noticed that at age 59, I couldn’t see ahead indefinitely.  I saw the pavement end, and I saw it very clearly.  This was even more stark than

Jul 18, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Should You De-Tox?

I‘ve been approached recently by people selling detox devices, wraps, pills, etc. They want me to sell them to my clients. For the most part, I’m not interested. Why not? 1. If someone truly needs detoxing, and some people do, they need professional diagnosis and care. That’s outside the scope of my practice, and to

Oct 23, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments