Exploring daily practices that will support us in making desired changes in order to live more nourished, balanced, and satisfied lives is what we do at Green Mountain at Fox Run. We offer opportunities to explore how practicing small changes on a consistent basis can really have a considerable impact on sustaining our hard-won behavior changes. Based on over 40 years of experience helping women make small, impactful changes in their lives, here are 10 tips to help you on your journey of making healthy, positive changes each day.
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There are endless methods out there for losing weight. However, they are not all created equal; some are much more effective than others. Perhaps the most successful method is staying at a weight loss camp for adults. Some people may think that “fat camps” are only for children, but these facilities are remarkably effective at promoting lasting weight loss. If you’re wondering whether or not a weight loss camp is right for you, look at some of the most common benefits of attending. (more…)
Before those winter blues get you down prepare for this common mood monster and develop a strategy to beat the cold weather doldrums. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures get lower, some simple shifts in your behavior can help you avoid seeking comfort in food read more
There are many artificial sweeteners on the market. Do they promote weight loss? Or weight gain? Are they healthy? Safe? Get answers, and what (if any) brands are recommended by the physicians and registered dietitians at Pritikin Health Resort. read more
Whether you were searching for a stop smoking spa, retreat, local smoking cessation program, or a luxury stop smoking vacation, we’ll help you find the best destinations to choose from. read more
Are you overloaded with information on what to do to lose or maintain a healthy weight? Here are 7 simple strategies for weight loss for the New Year. read more
You’ve decided to enroll in a residential weight loss program at a destination spa or weight loss retreat — that’s taking action. Deciding which program is best for you can be challenging. read more
Many of us are our own worst enemies when it comes to our perception around what we have or have not achieved, as well as how we look. As women who live in a society that values body perfection, this "not enough" talk may manifest in the form of body loathing. read more
Many moms and daughters make visiting The Oaks an annual tradition — the perfect mother-daughter vacation. Save 40% when booking in January 2017. read more
Structure House, a residential weight loss program in Durham, North Carolina, shares these 5 tips to help us break free of mindless eating, get off auto-pilot, and put yourself back in control. read more
How couples handle a health and wellness crisis could make or break even the most loving relationship. Tips from Sheila Cluff of the Oaks of Ojai will help you find your way. read more
Because smoking is oral in nature, it’s common to turn to various oral replacements such as chewing gum or snacking as a way to make up for the loss of oral satisfaction smoking may provide. While gum or snacks can be the lesser of evils when it comes to quitting a potentially lethal habit, even these substitutes can quickly become a new unhealthy habit. read more
Our summer has seen quite a few triple digit days. It not only sends our utility bills soaring by running those air conditioners, it affects our daily fitness routine — and it should. What you can do on a par course or your favorite running trail in 70 degrees read more
Guests of Movara Fitness Resort and similar destination spas are served a nutritious breakfast, but what about when you are traveling and staying in hotels which are increasingly offering a Free Continental Breakfast?
Pritikin's comprehensive program of physician consults and testing will evaluate where you’re standing from a health standpoint, where you should be, and how to get there. You’ll leave Pritikin armed with the tools you need to get- and stay- in tip top shape. read more
Spring is finally here, and as the weather grows warmer, it’s time to shine the light on yourself and make YOU the priority. Green Mountain’s new #LivetoLikeYou campaign is all about embracing and supporting yourself through self-care. This spring is the perfect t read more
The team at Pritikin Longevity Center, an award-winning weight loss spa and resort in Miami, Florida, tells us “Counting calories is often the wrong way to lose weight. That’s because counting calories leaves many of feeling hungry and deprived most of the time.” “We need to free ourselves from chronic hunger,” counsels Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin. “Long-term success at losing weight means being able to fill up. It means enjoying satisfying amounts of food throughout the day.” In this article, Pritikin describes it calorie counting solution.
Why Eating With Mindfulness Ignites Weight Loss (and makes food taste better) Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts – New York How many times have you been driving in your car, but your mind was thinking of something else? Then you come back to the present moment and t read more
It’s a new year, and like many of our readers, we too are setting goals for increased fitness and wellness habits. While just about everyone is gung-ho with motivation and discipline soon after making resolutions or setting goals, the customary period for breaking those resolutions or stumbling with new goals is now — almost a month in. We just need a little bit of help to stay the course.
If there’s one thing that seems to plague many of us, it’s the munchies leading to overeating at night. Even after eating dinner, many of us find ourselves peering into the refrigerator each night, searching for something to satisfy. Is it physical hunger that’s calling? Or emotional soothing that food is sometimes so good at providing? read more
I was pleased to be a part of a Twitter party on the website Mompreneurs Online. The party was all about the holidays — shopping, crafts, even make-up tips from Avon. I was there to provide advice about making it through the holidays without gaining a lot of weight. A topic that’s on the minds of too many of us. (more…)
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — the holidays where we tend to snack on candy, toast with cocktails and punch and eat bountiful snacks and meals is upon us. Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level? In this post, Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director at Lake Austin Spa in Texas, shares some helpful hints and tips.
Canyon Ranch Kitchen Staff Cathy Garrard and Canyon Ranch Reviewer Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N. tell us to make sure our diet contains these Top 10 Body Cleansing Foods — nutritional superstars — to maximize your body’s natural detoxification abilities.(more…)
While smoothies were once popular only among the health conscious community, they have now turned into a mainstream staple and are even available at fast-food joints and Starbucks. Aside from being delicious and refreshing, there are many reasons why people consume smoothies. Many people looking to lose weight start to drink smoothies in the morning, adding in fruits, veggies, and superfoods. While we at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts don’t promote all-smoothie diets, we do encourage you to start incorporating smoothies into your life to reap some of their many benefits. (more…)
“It’s easy to find thousands of weight loss tips online, including trends and fads, tips from amateur exercise enthusiasts, fitness professionals, and medical experts” says Katie Papo, Fitness Coach and Yoga Instructor for Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts. “It can seem impossible to differentiate, or even to figure out which types of advice are best for you.” In this article, Katie shares with us the best morning exercise routine for weight loss, even beginners to fitness.
What exactly are toxins? Toxins are substances that have harmful effects on the body. They come from food, water, air, from chemicals used to grow and process food, coffee, sugar, pre-packaged foods and junk foods. Normally, a person can process these toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs and eliminate them in the feces, urine, and perspiration.
Life has a way of getting the best of us some days. Whether it’s working too many hours, being tethered to too many digital devices that never seem to let you “turn off”, shuffling your children all over town for their activities, taking care of your household, or dealing with personal or family matters, stress can take its toll on you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. There are simple steps you can take to combat stress, starting with the foods you eat. (more…)
There are no magic formulas to lose weight and get fit, says wellness expert Charles Platkin, Ph.D, but there are five simple pieces of Tried and True Advice which together make for weight loss strategies of merit for everyone.
The Alkaline Way – pHact or pHiction?
Madeleine Marentette, Grail Springs, Canada
With all the debate going on about detoxing and the benefits of adopting a pH balanced diet, healthy minded individuals are at a crossroads as to what to believe and what regime to follow in their quest for optimum health. So let’s look at some facts with a trip to the biology lab of our high school years and a little lesson in Acid-Alkaline 101. (more…)
If you want to lose weight, have more energy, look and feel great — if you want to escape from your addiction to sugar without giving up sweets – try this 3 Day Guide to Kick the Sugar Habit and Personal Trainer and Nutrition Health Coach Betsy Carter will teach you how. (more…)