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Is it Time For You?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters Autumn is fast approaching.  It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn away from summer fun and back to business… We make fourth quarter plans.  We take stock. Did your health go off the rails a bit this summer?  Worried about the approaching holiday parties? If you’re feeling a

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are you over 50?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters “If only I could fit in my clothes—or  just feel like myself again!“ Sound like you? I know exactly how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me:  Let me not

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

First Step Can Be The Hardest

Everyone wants to change their health and fitness habits. So why is taking the first step so hard? What stops us? Mostly our brains.  One problem is a law of physics: simple inertia.  Overcoming inertia takes energy.  But brains hoard energy.  They need a whack from an outside force like a mean dog bearing down

Feb 28, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What’s Next?

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

How’s Your Willpower Holding Up?

It’s that time of year…How about we take one more swing at our soon-to-be-forgotten resolutions? It might help to know this about willpower, stress, and your brain: Dr. Kelly McGonigal of Stanford University tells us that “will power is like a muscle. The more you work on developing it, the more you can incorporate it

Feb 05, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What You Think About, You Bring About…

…and you think 60,000-70,00 thoughts per day.  WHAT? The number isn’t written in stone, but The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California says,“This is still an open question (how many thoughts does the average human brain process in 1 day). But SOCAL faculty have done some very preliminary studies using undergraduate

Oct 21, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

101 Reasons to Exercise

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   Research overwhelmingly supports that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, and improves psychological well-being. I’m sure we can come up with more reasons, but to get started, here’s 101 reasons to exercise regularly: Regular Exercise will… 1.  Help you to more effectively manage stress. 2.  Help you

Jun 05, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Top 7 Ways to Reduce Stress (no purchase necessary)

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Recently, I’ve noticed many people (clients, friends, family and colleagues) are struggling with finding a balance between their demanding careers, home life and their health. Folks are going through the day on 5-6 hrs of sleep or less (sleep interrupted by kids or worry), downing tons of coffee or

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Take a Walk!

Did you know 50% of the kids who started school after the year 2000 will develop Type 2 Diabetes–which used to be called Adult-Onset until so many young people and kids started being diagnosed with it. And did you know that 2/3 of the US population over the age of 45 has been diagnosed with

Mar 19, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments