How to be Strong, Confident and Healthy in 5 Easy Ways
For this week’s podcast episode, I sat down with Karen Marcouiller.
Karen Marcouiller has helped hundreds of middle-aged women lose weight, feel good about themselves, be strong and have more energy to live an active and healthy life. After working with clients one on one for over 25 years, she now shares her skills and experience inspiring women around the country to find their strength so they can live with confidence and joy.
She believes a combination of eating real, healthy food ‘most of the time’, movement, and mindset are the keys to health, fitness, losing weight and keeping it off for the long term.
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5 Easy Ways to Feel Strong, confident and be healthy:
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Weight training or resistance training is the best thing we can do to build strong muscles and healthy bones. Plus, it releases endorphins which make us happy and give us energy.
Exercise should be automatic. You just do it every day, like brushing your teeth. You don’t have to think about it, you just do it.
Pro-Tip: if you don’t feel like exercise start with a gentle and slow walk or stretching. When we get our body moving our blood starts pumping, our body releases endorphins and it seems easier to continue exercise. They say an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest, stays at rest. So get moving and it will be easier to jump into exercise.
3. Have healthy snacks prepared, ready and easy to grab. Having cut up fruits and veggies or other healthy snacks in easy to grab packages makes making a healthy choice a no brainer. We go for the easy thing, so make the easy thing the healthy thing.
4. If you are craving food, ask yourself what am I really feeling right now?
Often times we turn to comfort food when really, we should be dealing with our thoughts, feelings or boredom in other ways.
5. If you make a promise to yourself keep it.
Start small and when you say you are going to do something just do it! This builds confidence with ourselves and it helps us with our own personal self-worth.