Sleep is important. From your overall health, to your mood, to your ability to reach peak performance both athletically and mentally, when you’re struggling to get your sleep right, you are sure to feel it.
I’m not saying this hypothetically, I’ve been there. When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with insomnia and put on medication. It didn’t work. It was a challenge being in high school, compe...
Posted on May 29th, 2015
Let’s start off by saying, Paul Michaels is not your average health coach. Paul doesn’t believe in dieting or hitting the gym religiously. He believes in the power of observation and making small sustainable tweaks to lifestyles for real, lasting change.
Paul’s Story - Foundations of a “Lifehacker"
Paul grew up being someone who loves to take things apart and put them back together. You can se...
Posted on May 21st, 2015
This spring it’s time to explore taking advantage of the delicious seasonal produce at your local markets. With SO MANY great options out there, eating local produce, rather than going through third parties such as major grocery stores, can have a big impact on both your health, and your community.
Some of our favorite places to visit, local mom-and-pop groceries and farmers markets, are great ...
Posted on May 5th, 2015
Company Introduces Network Of Coaches To Help Users Makes Sense Of Health And Fitness Data, And Improve Their Lifestyle.
Leading health and fitness app, Nudge, today announced Nudge+Coach, a new program aimed at pairing consumers with health coaches through the Nudge platform. By partnering with one of Nudge’s vetted health professionals, users can gain actionable feedback on how to improve th...
Posted on April 15th, 2015
Spring has finally sprung here in our neck of the woods and the warmth and sunshine are simply begging us to get outside and be active!
Just getting out the door can be great for your social and physical well-being and with that in mind, I took it upon myself this week to put together a quick list of ways to get out and take advantage of the perfect weather …
Go and enjoy your community parks...
Posted on April 8th, 2015
Have you ever seen a brain scan of someone who has an anxiety disorder? It’s lit up all over the place, and moving full speed, pretty much all the time! You can literally see why it’s extremely unhealthy to maintain this mindset.
It puts a lot of pressure on your brain function, decreases your attention span, makes you lose sleep, and adds an unnecessary amount of stress into your life.
Posted on March 30th, 2015
Stress in the workplace is inevitable, but there are helpful ways for us to approach it when it present’s itself.
But before you even address your stress, you need to be able to recognize the triggers that bring it on. It could be a role conflict, too much ambiguity, work overload, or time pressure, just to name off a few. But once you can identify what’s stressing you out, you can then move on...
Posted on March 16th, 2015
Stress is something in life we’ll never fully eliminate but it is something we can manage. After reading countless articles on stress relief and stress management, I came up with a solid seven ways to get in control of this tedious strain.
“Life is as simple or complicated as we make it."
- Donna Smallin
Write it down. Journaling is a great way for someone to write down th...
Posted on March 16th, 2015
Health Enthusiast | Nike Fuelband User | Washington, DC
Current Nudge Score: 104
Nicole McKinney is an adventurous fitness fanatic who calls the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C. home. She’s the type of person who’s always up for the challenge and pushes herself by setting fitness goals to accomplish. Nicole has been tracking her fitness since 2011 beginning, perhaps surprisingly,...
Posted on February 25th, 2015
Cycling Advocate | Strava User | Hampshire, UK
Current Nudge Score: 86
Chris was introduced to cycling at a young age. His father had been a proper club cyclist in the United Kingdom (Southampton Wheelers). Yet, like most things in life, sometimes we fall out of a routine, because we have too much going on. Chris didn’t get back into cycling until his late 40’s when he realized he needed ...
Posted on February 20th, 2015