Weekly, casual conversations about taking health into your own hands.
Increasing Your Vegetable Intake - Episode 04
Today we’re going to talk about vegetables and why they are important to your health.
Next time you see greens powder advertised on Instagram, take a step back from what they are selling, save some money and grab a few vegetables instead. Chances are they have a little less sugar, no added chemicals, and well they’re a much healthier way to get your greens in.
As a society, we have pushed healthier and more vitamin-filled vegetables to the side in favor of convenience.
Let's talk about why and how we can change that.
Why vegetables are important
What vegetables should you eat?
How many vegetables should you eat a day?
HOW do you eat that many vegetables a day?
Getting SMARTER With Your Health Goals - Episode 03
This week we are going to talk about goals, specifically setting health goals. I’m only about a year into the health coaching world, but I am almost 8 years into the health world from the other side. As someone who has lost weight, gained weight, lost weight, gained weight, and finally started to LEARN what her body approves of and doesn’t approve of my goals have been all over the place.
Maybe you’re just getting started with your healthy lifestyle, maybe you’ve been in it for a while, or maybe you are trying to climb out of the diet culture that social media tends to throw us into.
Regardless, goal setting is part of your journey. I will be honest that if you are serious about changing your habits simply saying “I want to eat better” is not the greatest of goals. We’re going to dig much deeper than that in today’s podcast.
Why is setting goals in your health so important?
What is a goal?
What makes a goal SMART?
What is a SMARTER Goal?
How to adapt your goals to be SMARTER!
Making Your Health a Priority - Episode 02
This week we are diving into a topic that so many of us know is important, but we often avoid thinking about… making health a priority.
Chances are if you are here, you already do make your health some sort of priority. Maybe you’re starting to think a little more about making your health a priority. Either way, we have a lot to talk about in today’s podcast.
One of the biggest things that can get in the way of us making health a priority is time.
We are all busy. I’ve often heard the phrase “don’t busy my busy” in reference to competing with eachother as to who is busier. Let’s just all accept that we live in a world of “go go go” and that at the end of the day, we are all busy.
This busy schedule is what prevents so many of us from taking care of our health until it’s too late. When it comes to your health, taking care of yourself might require a little extra time upfront but in the long run, as you take the time to build the habits the extra energy will be worth the time.
We dig into all of this and more on this week’s episode of Be Your Best Self Health Chats. Let’s talk about making your health a priority.
Making time for exercise
Making time for groceries
Setting your bedtime
Tracking your water
Starting a food journal
How to Hydrate In The Summer Heat - Episode 01
This week we are going to talk about one of my FAVORITE topics. It seemed fitting for episode one. If you wanted to start taking your health into your own hands but weren’t quite ready to dive in full force this is something you can do without much-added effort.
You’ve probably heard 8 glasses of water a day before, we are going to talk about the truth behind it and more in today’s health chat.
Apps For Tracking Water
There are hundreds of apps out there to help track water. If you don’t currently use an app that has water built-in, open up the app store on your device and search “water tracking.”
Historically I’ve used MyFitnessPal, FitBit, and just writing it down on a piece of paper!
Products Mentioned in The Episode:
Healthy Human Life Cruisers & Steins
Gallon Water Bottles
True Lemon Packets
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Episode 0 - Welcome To Our Weekly Health Chats
Hello, and welcome to Be Your Best Self Health Chats - weekly short conversations about taking health into your own hands.
Each week we will tackle different topics in regards to nutrition, health and overall wellness.
My name is Kristin Longacre. I'm a mom to two boys in two dogs. My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years. My health journey spans about the last eight years.
After my oldest known as Little Man was born, I realized that he needed a mom who could keep up with him. I started paying attention to what I ate, tracked my calories and started running for the first time since I was 18.
I wouldn't say I did it right. But I also didn't know any other way.
Through the next 18 months, I lost 35 pounds, fell in love with running again and ultimately ran a half marathon.
It wasn't until my youngest also known as B came along that I began to realize there was more to health than calories in calories out.
When he was two and a half he was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption in simple terms, his body can't process certain carbs.
This led me down a journey to learn more about a gluten-free, dairy-free and limited fructose lifestyle.
After we got him sorted out, my eyes were open as I began to piece together some of my own health problems.
In July of 2020. I decided to take a leap and enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in their Health Coaching Program.
Launching this podcast marks my official completion of the program and I now work with clients as a holistic nutrition coach.
Each week we will chat about different topics. While nutrition is my main focus. I plan to bring in guests to help us dig deeper and other aspects of our health as well.
Believe it or not nutrition is more than what you put on the plate in front of you.
We will see you July 7 for our official launch.