Blogs about Wellness

Thursday, December 29, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno…  The kids love this one!  In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook ground turkey, venison or extra lean hamburger meat, carrots, onion and garlic until browned.  Add chicken or vegetable stock, tomatoes, pasta and basil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente. 
Monday, November 28, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, endurance, and size of  muscles.
Sunday, October 23, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Try this recipe on the weekend and refrigerate or freeze for lunch or dinner the following week on days that are too hectic to cook.  I would suggest investing in a vacumn food sealer so that you will always have access to a healthy low carb meal. Place chicken pieces in large baking dish.  Sprinkle with pepper and oregano.  Lay onion, mushrooms, and celery on top of chicken pieces.  Pour in 1/2 cup of water to cover bottom of dish.  Spread tomatoes over chicken, and top with sprinkles of basil and parsley.  Bake at 325 degrees for two&
Monday, September 19, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Sometimes chocolate is added to Mexican dishes to cut the heat and enrich flavor.  In this reipe, it adds richness and deepens the color without making it sweet.  I use dark chocolate because studies show it has added health benefits.1 pound ground lean round, turkey or venison (I sometimes use ground lamb or veal from the natural meat section at HEB.)1 cp prechopped onion (short on time, use the dried onion)1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained1 cp hot water2 tbsp chili powder
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
What do most people imagine when the word “yoga” comes to mind? They envision twisting up like a pretzel, right? Then they start to feel that they are not fit enough, young enough, or flexible enough to take part in yoga. But nothing could be further from the truth. It’s never too late to improve your strength and flexibility. Inflexibility, soreness, and exhaustion due to lactic acid build up in the muscles are released when you stretch by safely flowing from one yoga pose to another.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Studies show that 10 minutes of exercise three times a day could possibly be more beneficial than a non-stop 30 minute work-out.   Even 10 minutes of dancing, walking, jumping rope or other form of exercise two or three times a day can add up to an enormous advantage for your heart and mind, according to Dr.
Friday, August 12, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
I have always loved chicken and sausage gumbo.  Unfortunately, when I became serious about changing my lifestyle to clean eating, I thought I had to give it up.  Something about my mom's recipe including frying bacon grease and flour to make the rue just didn't seem like it would fall under the eating clean category.  However, I discovered that I could still have my cake and eat it too, not literally.  But, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for shrimp and sausage gumbo that I tweaked a little by replacing the shrimp with chi
Monday, August 08, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657
Stacey Millican's Blog
Cross-training is the most beneficial way for anyone to stay fit. The muscles need to be shocked and confused in order to gain strength, range of motion, functional ability and flexibility. Equally as important, it prevents boredom and plateaus. It is exciting to mix up your work-outs and try something new.  Get out of your comfort zone.  If someone asked me what my favorite physical activity is, I would have to say I don’t have a favorite.
Monday, January 31, 2011 • Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Your Body, Your Move!" A Blog from Move Well Fitness, LLC.
As a personal fitness trainer, I really had no interest in watching the tv show, The Biggest Loser, once I saw the previews of obese people performing exercises they had no business doing. However, my wife started watching it one season, so I decided to watch it with her. Here are the things I really liked about the show: 1. They were exercising. 2. They had a support group. 3. They were being supervised by some medical professionals. 4. They had a healthy eating plan. 5. They made exercise a part of their daily life. Here is the one thing I did not like about the show: 1.