Preventing diseases these days seems complicated. While there are no guarantees in life (each day is a gift), illness and disability are genetically, environmentally, age or lifestyle-related issues that often begin before people know they are affected. When it comes to protecting your health, washing your hands has always been one of the best places to [...]
During a conversation with a client this week, he asked if a bike was better than an elliptical or a treadmill to strengthen his legs. I said quite honestly that there is no right or wrong answer. Then I explained why.
My mother has always been one to be on the move daily and feels good about it. Whether it was housework, playing golf, going to aquafit or skiing, she was never one to go to the gym. Sometimes when I feel less like showing up, I have to look at my mother for motivation
Having a vision is a crucial component of how you imagine functioning in the future. So many people don't look far enough ahead, and sadly, as we age, unless we work at protecting our health by playing (exercise), eating well and managing stress, our quality of life isn't always guaranteed to be there.
How do you measure a life? If you live to be 80 years old, your heart would have beaten approximately 3,363,840,000 times! What if I told you that there is one way to help keep your heart healthy and functioning well through your lifetime?
Insightful tips and tricks on how to have fun with fitness plus incorporating movement into daily life that is practical yet effective.
Adding healthy habits to your life is easy. Finding creative ways to shape your environment is like adding a silent partner to support your playtime. For example, putting on Cooper's collar first thing in the morning is a signal that a walk is about to happen. Likewise, you can put your running shoes by your bed at night as a trigger for your brain to get active first thing in the morning.
When you think of your reality, ability, and current lifestyle, what small actions could you take right now to move you closer to your health or wellness goals? How can Kobe Bryant's mantra help you live today to inspire tomorrow.
It's my birthday and I want to give you a gift - the gift of motivation to play (or exercise). I want to give you this today, on my birthday, as a little motivation to connect with someone for your physical and mental health. The world can be your playground and you can fight lifestyle-related diseases at the same time to live a longer, healthier life.
Slowly, with consistent effort, your old ways CAN lead to permanent change for your lifetime - not just your New Years Resolution:)
Look at the whole day as an opportunity to play more, sit less and turn up the music to get fit. The positive effects of heart-pumping movements cause your body to release endorphins naturally - endorphins are your happy and pain-killing hormones - and also improve your circulation because more oxygen is going into your blood. Increasing oxygen decreases stress.
Small daily actions towards better health not only builds confidence but can allow you to continue to play well into the next year and beyond.
Optimal health like a football game. The object of the game of health is to get the "ball" into the endzone with as little interference as possible.
"Quick fix" diets and restrictive programs do not work in the long run — they are setting you up for failure. Here's what to do instead.
As a health coach and personal trainer, I work with a variety of clients and I see first hand the value in investing in healthy habits. Wouldn’t you rather come at your health as a preventative method rather than reversing an existing problem? “If you don’t make time for your wellness now, you’ll be forced to make time for [...]
If you Google "different types of coaching," there are 182,000,000 results. There is a coach for almost anything you need help with – from personal through to career. It's useful having an objective guide to help you make the most of what you envision for your future. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." For example, [...]
Running is my favourite form of play and joining a running group in a foreign country turned out to be one of the best choices I've made. Not only did the group become an excellent tribe for me, but it is where my introduction to personal training and coaching began.
It can be challenging to keep motivated to exercise when it's dark and cold outside. Have no fear - this simple strategy can help!
Three (3) easy ways exercise help fight social isolation while keeping you fit and happy
How you can reframe dieting and exercise to health and play inspired by Oprah’s October 2019 magazine
Does the time change and colder weather have you feeling like hibernating? The perfect RX: Go out and play, says Janet Omstead, a health coach and author.
How can you fuel your body in todays hectic world and still enjoy the process? Take a lesson from the French!
Solving the global inactivity crisis is not an easy task unless we consider starting with something easy like making time for recess
Drinking enough water daily can be a challenge for many but in this video, Health Coach Janet Omstead shows a simple way to make it easier!
Janet Omstead’s podcast interview that reveals her three near-death experiences that has profoundly influenced her perspective on life and play.
As a PLAY expert, I am someone who believes that playing is best done with someone else. You can begin today to PLAY your way to better health! Whether it's a dog walk, a run, a visit to the gym or playing in the local schoolyard, playing is always more fun when you connect with others. [...]
I have learned a ton and helped many clients transform their health habits by using the psychology of behaviour change. As a certified health coach, I’m aware of one particular word people use that hurts their ability to live their life to the fullest without guilt. The thought and power of this one word makes people [...]
In an imperfect world, we’ve somehow been taught a “perfect” measurement of health. What is it? The number on the scale. But measuring your weight is just ONE piece of the wellness puzzle. It’s not the full story of your personal measurement “value.” What’s missing? All of the other aspects that impact health, such as physical [...]