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Making Small Changes

The reason my health coaching method has worked for so many people is that we make small changes and implement them over time until they become habit. Then we build on those.

Sometimes with all of the information we are seeing, hearing, learning on a daily basis it is easy to become overwhelmed and either do it all totally hardcore, or throw in the towel and give up.

There is a third way.

I advocate for making small changes, one at a time, until they stick.
Here 4 simple ideas you can try this week to better your health, and the health of your family.
Drink more water.
Take off your shoes at the door.
Go to bed before 10:30PM (especially if you’re trying to conceive.
Get rid of the plastic in your home.

Sleep For Fertility

Your body depends on you to take care of it well, and one of the easiest ways you can meet its needs is by going to bed early. Sleep contributes to your well being in many ways- weight control, healthy metabolism, proper hormone function, mental and emotional stability, memory and learning and guess what else – fertility! During sleep your body repairs the damage that occurred during the day by releasing the hormone melatonin. Based on the circadian rhythm it does this at about 10:30 every night. If you aren’t asleep when “the janitor” comes out to mop up all of the junk, it can’t do its job! Have you ever wondered why you can go to bed at 10, wake up at 6 and feel much more rested than if you go to bed at midnight and wake up at 8? This is why. In fact, every hour you sleep before midnight is equivalent to 2 hours after midnight. Lack of melatonin release puts the body in a stressed state and the reproductive hormones are the first to get out of whack when you’re body is stressed. Why would your body want to procreate in an stressful environment? Continue reading Sleep For Fertility

NYC Moms Need a Nap?

Check out Yelo on 57th and 8th in Manhattan.  It’s a spa where $15 will get you a much needed 20 minute power nap! They have zero gravity chairs with ambient noise and aroma and chromatherapy.  They also offer other services; when I was there recently my 7.5 month old baby got a little hand reflexology, and he fell asleep sitting up!  I feel they should be marketing to new moms or parents in general- who needs sleep more than we do?  And not just when your kids are babies-I’m sure when your child is 10 you’re still just as tired as you were when he was 10 months! Aren’t our bodies amazing?  They adjust to meet our demands, so give back a little. Take care or yourself, take a nap!