I wasn’t always the healthiest person. When I was in college, I was diagnosed with a chronic disease. I ate fast food at least 6 times a week and I definitely did not exercise. But, after my diagnosis, I changed my life around. I started incorporating some of the behaviors discussed in this program. Soon enough, I started to feel better… I had more energy and was less anxious. I then started adding more healthy behaviors to my lifestyle and I began to feel even better. Now, when I go in for check-ups my doctors are amazed. I’ve even been able to cut back on my medication! It was this experience that inspired me to create this program.
I am here to tell you that no matter where you are in your life, you truly can start feeling better right now. Researchers have discovered that there are 7 simple steps we should all follow to improve our health. I’m going to share those secrets with you here. The good news is they are relatively easy to fit within your current lifestyle. Even better news, if you start just one of the new behaviors described in this program, it will still help you feel better and increase your lifespan. As a college professor, a Registered Dietitian for the University of California, and a Certified Health Fitness Specialist (a.k.a. personal trainer), I include different dimensions of health and wellness and incorporate a holistic, or “whole body” approach.
And because I follow these behaviors myself I provide practical tips… ones that have helped me and countless others so that you can begin these new habits right away.
The course will guide you through each step of my program. I begin each lesson with some important background information so that you can understand why each step is worth your time. I then discuss my recommendations and provide practical tools to help you start these behaviors, right now.
Don’t feel as though you are alone in this: I am always available for questions, more information, etc. I hope my program inspires you to begin your path to optimal health and wellness.
So, what are you waiting for? Optimal health is just a click away…
To your health,
In this first lesson, you'll learn how much exercise you should get, how it affects your health and wellness, and where to start.
What whole foods are, the supplement industry, and which supplements to avoid.
Different types of stress, how stress affects our bodies, and tips for managing stress more effectively.
How sleep relates to overall health, the sleep cycle, and how to get a better night's sleep.
What social support is, how it influences your health, plus a self quiz and information about building personal relationships & maintaining strong relationships.
How flossing influences your overall health and wellness, plus common excuses with solutions to those excuses.
How the brain works, diseases that may affect the brain, and tips for keeping your brain healthy.
My interest in health and wellness began when I was 19 and diagnosed with a chronic condition. I decided then and there that I wanted to devote my life to helping others prevent disease so they didn’t have to experience the pain that I suffered during and after my diagnosis. I left a well-paying job to go back to school to learn about how I can prevent disease and help others do the same.
Ultimately, I received my Doctorate in Public Health with emphases in disease prevention and nutrition. I am also a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist (personal trainer), and a Certified Health Education Specialist. When I am not writing blogs or creating wellness programs, I spend my time as a university professor and as a Registered Dietitian for the UCR campus.
I truly hope you find this information motivates and inspires you.
To your health,