Setting New Year’s Resolutions

Sunrise above the Dead Sea

 “To know and not to do is not to know” (Buddha) What could that possibly have to do with the topic of this article??? Well, let’s look at the headline again: “Setting New Year’s Resolutions”. First of all I would like to share with you a strategy to identify a relevant New Year’s resolution for  yourself. But secondly, to help you make it more likely that you will actually follow through with it. You might consider smoking cessation, eating healthier and losing weight, reconciling with an  estranged friend or relative, renovating your home or other ideas. Now before you ultimately decide … [Read more...]

Small Changes = Big Results!

lady sitting

Embarking on some new healthy changes in your life? Great! Even if you’ve been inactive or have had poor eating habits for a while, no worries. You have to start somewhere, so why not start from where you are now? Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can’t do it all at once and you’re not supposed to. Trying to do too much at once will only lead to frustration, or even worse, injury. So start slow. Here are five little things you can do each and every day to set you off in the right direction of all that you desire for yourself. 1) Set an intention. In my yoga and yoga … [Read more...]

August Letter from the Editor: Healthy Back to School

Back to school

Where did the summer go?  We hope yours flew by with a family vacation, summer camps, and fun in the sun!  As fall approaches, families are busy preparing for school to kick back in gear.  If you’re like most families, the beginning of the school year brings mixed emotions.  Parents often feel relieved to return to a routine and get a break from arranging summer entertainment, concerned about how children will adjust to a new school year, fearful of new academic and behavior challenges, optimistic about what’s to come, or even sad or guilty about lack of quality time spent.  Children feel … [Read more...]

SUMMER SLIMDOWN: June Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Summer Slimdown

Most of us look forward to the summer…slower pace, family vacations, and fun in the sun!  If you don’t feel ready yet to sport your swimsuit, sundress, or shorts and tank top, you’ll enjoy eFitFamily’s theme for June: SUMMER SLIMDOWN!  We are excited to share helpful information and inspiration to encourage you to get into gear so you can embrace the summer with a smile! Although slimming down is usually associated with body weight, I encourage you to think outside the box to consider how you can not only slim down physically, but also slim down other aspects of your life…simplifying our … [Read more...]