Christine’s October 2018 Newsletter

pumpkin

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.” (author unknown) Fall’s official beginning was September 21st. October is really where we begin to see changes in weather and it really kicks off the holiday season, starting with Halloween. The next few months are definitely busy, full…

Christine’s September 2018 Newsletter

happy labor day

According to dosomething.org, the first US Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. 10,000 workers from the Central Labor Union marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches. Labor Day started…

Embrace Your Voice in April

blue ribbon

April is a month full of hope; spring is officially here! Spring can represent so many things: hope, new life, reflection, transformation. There is a beautiful quote from Harriet Ann Jacobs that says: “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” Easter also represents that…

Get Heart Healthy in February

February is American Heart Month and tomorrow, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day, in hopes of raising awareness for Women and Heart Disease Prevention. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” around the same number of…

A Year In Review

Christine in front of stadium

It’s a New Year! Last year went by so fast! It was filled with so many things, both challenging and exciting. I was blessed to be able to be part of so many incredible things with the Jonathan D. Fischer Foundation. If you don’t already know what JDFF is, A number of years ago my…

Christine’s 2017 November Newsletter

I can Prevent Diabetes

The end of the year is almost upon us, and just as yesterday came with loads of candy, the holidays will keep coming, and with them, a never-ending supply of yummy food! It is understandable to have some anxiety with the holidays; big family gatherings, planning, financial stress – but if you stick to your…

Nutrition Tricks and Treats

pumpkins

This month, Halloween sneaks up fast with all the yummy goodies. Since Halloween is the kick-off to the holiday season, it is a great time to practice mindfulness and portion control. Some easy ways to do that is plan your meals, eat a healthy snack before you go to parties (or before you go trick-or-treating)…

Are You Ready For Summer?

plates of watermelon slices

Men, have you had your yearly checkup? June is Men’s Health Month, and it is pretty important that there is a month dedicated to Men’s health – do you know why? According to Everyday Health, Cleveland Clinic surveyed more than 500 men ages 18 to 70 across the United States and found that only three…

Tips for a Healthy, Confident Body

Summer Sunset

Bikini season is just around the corner and I know a lot of people start frantically finding the fastest way to lose weight to get ready for summer. STOP! Don’t jump on the fad diet bandwagon. The truth is, every body is bikini ready – you simply have to put on a bikini to have…

Christine’s April Newsletter

bread

While reading though a recent issue of Women’s Health, a few things really spoke to me and I wanted to share some thoughts with you. There is still a lot of misleading information about what gluten is, what it does to your body and who should be avoiding it. I am not a fan of…

Better Food Choices for a Healthy Future

Put Your Best Fork Forward

It’s National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme given by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which reminds that we all hold the very tool to help us to make healthy food choices. Small changes we make now can really shape our future nutrition. One way to make a…

Dinner For Your Valentine

valentines dinner setting

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I find romantic dinners at home super special. No rushing, no need to make reservations, and you control the environment. Plus, you definitely can’t go wrong with amazing ingredients and step by step instructions. Throw in your favorite music, candlelight, handwritten card and maybe even a movie on the couch…

Christine’s January 2017 Newsletter

set goals and crush

Now that the holiday rush is over and the novelty of the New Year has passed, it is a good time to look at the year ahead. At the two-week mark in January, statistics show that nearly 50% of all people that make New Year’s Resolutions have abandoned them at this point. I tend to…