Body Talk - Heather Morgan


Get smart, get healthy in 2013

Greetings of the season, Sonoma. I love seeing this great city of ours so festive and alive with the holiday spirit. We are blessed simply by being here, aren’t we?

My message of health for you as we move into 2013 is a simple one, yet, if you take it to heart, it could have a big impact on your life. So read on, my friends, and take a moment for some self-reflection.
This upcoming year I urge you to put time and energy into getting educated about how to live a healthier lifestyle. Seriously, if you really want to look and feel better, you must be willing to put in the effort and sacrifice that it takes to change your life.

I believe the reason most people fail in their health endeavors is because they do not understand that education is the key to shift to a life of healthy balance. Contrary to what many believe, it’s not counting calories and fat grams, or spending an hour a day on the treadmill. Studies have shown over and over that those kinds of programs work temporarily, but long-term success is based on the level of knowledge of the individual.

Knowledge is power, and it is the motivation needed for lasting change. The sad reality, however, is that there is a lot of bad information out there about what is actually healthy for us. So it’s no wonder people fail in their health resolutions within the first 30 days of the year.

How, then, do you get properly educated? I started by enrolling in a well-known nutrition coaching program. I decided to pay the money and dedicate my time to learning about holistic nutrition and healthy living from some of the top nutrition experts in the country. You many not want to do that, however, so the next best thing is to find a good coach or mentor who can lead you to the right information. Fortunately, it is an area that is really growing. There are some fantastic resources on line, such as Mercola.com, and Naturalnews.com.

As a nutrition coach, I am starting the year off with a series of lectures for the community at EA’s Crossfit to help people get on the right track. I hope you will join me. There is nothing better than a learning environment with a supportive community for making change. Contact me at hmorgansonoma@gmail.com for more information.

I look forward to being of support to you in 2013. So check me out here in the SUN or listen to my local live radio show on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at SUN FM 91.3. I am here as a resource to help educate you to a better way of living.

Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2013.

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