Category Archives: Exercise

Time Well Spent by Lisa Johnson, RD

As I thought about what to post this week, I realized this is my last post for 2018. I am not a very nostalgic person, but still I felt the sentiment of leaving this year behind and going forward with you into a better 2019! I thought back over this year and contemplated what I thought challenged my clients the most; and hands down, it’s maintaining a healthy exercise routine. So, I want to offer you some incentives and tools that will equip you for more success in this area next year.

The biggest roadblock to exercise, I believe, is time. People have difficultly prioritizing exercise. So many things come before such as sleep, work, and family activities/sporting events. These are good things and certainly they deserve high ranks on the to do list. But let’s think about places where we may waste time…






These are major stealers! They take time, money, and energy, and emotions. They can also steal peace and sleep, two other vital ingredients for well-being. I am willing to say, also, that you don’t get much for your investment!

Exercise, however, can entirely change your life for the better. Exercise…

SAVES MONEY by improving health and decreasing prescriptions

IMPROVES CONFIDENCE which increases happiness and healthy relationships

IMPROVES ENERGY so you can enjoy your life more fully

IMPROVES SLEEP so you can look and feel younger

EXTENDS YOUR LIFE so you can accomplish your goals and enjoy your family

MAKE YOU A BETTER PERSON by improving your ability to overcome challenges

IMPROVES RESILIENCE by making you stronger inside and out

INCREASES YOUR INFLUENCE by modeling excellence

Stewarding my time is my greatest conviction. Our lives depend on how we spend this precious and limited commodity. As we move forward into a new year, we all desire a “new you.” If there were one lifestyle change, I would encourage you to make, it would be to take time to exercise and reap the many rewards that come from a good investment!

Attached is a printable tool that will help guide your journey.

Happy New Year and Happy New You!

CRD Exercise Modification Toolbox

Boundaries That Promote Peace by Lisa Johnson, RD

In my last blog I shared about pursuing peace as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, peace with yourself being high on the list of priorities. I truly believe apart from that, every other effort to be healthy is in vain. I, like many others, wrestled with eating disorders when I was young(er). Honestly, it… Continue Reading

Exercise-is it worth the aches and the pains? by Christie Hunter, RD

I have recently started a new exercise regimen that I love! It is an all-female group exercise class that encompasses cardio and weight resistance training. While I have always enjoyed exercise and considered myself an “active” person, I have recently questioned myself after some of these more recent exercise classes. You know that feeling when… Continue Reading

10 Hacks to Overcome Common Barriers to Exercise by Cari Culp, RD

If you’re finding it extremely difficult to get into a consistent exercise routine you’re not alone. Until you get into the habit, it seems there can be a million excuses as to why you can’t exercise. Although diet is the biggest contributor to your health, exercise is extremely important as well. For most of us… Continue Reading

5 Keys to Healthy Digestion by Lisa Johnson, RD

Healthy digestion is a buzz-topic these days. Honestly, many people suffer digestive ailments. Digestive help has become big business with pharmaceutical companies filling shelves with products such as laxatives, stool softeners, enzymes, probiotics, antacids, and more! Complaints vary from chronic constipation to urgent diarrhea, to bloating, gas, and reflux. These symptoms do increase with age.… Continue Reading

Supercharge Your Summer with these Fitness Ideas By: Nicole Freeman, Nutrition Student from UNCG

Summer is the best time of the year to take advantage of the warm weather and get out and get active with your family. Greensboro is a great city with lots of outdoor activities that you and your kids can do this summer. Here I have listed a few ideas of places for you and… Continue Reading

Quick summer meals by Christie Hunter, RD

Well, school is officially out so that means that we all switch to summer mode. One of the things that I love about summer is the less hectic evening schedule. Summer also brings us longer daylight and opportunities to be more active in the evening. I hate it when people feel like they have to… Continue Reading

Trouble Loosing Weight? Poor Sleep Could Be to Blame by Cari Culp, RD

Many people are surprised when during a counseling session for weight loss I ask how they are sleeping. Poor sleep however, has quite a bit to do with our bodies ability to let go of weight. When discussing sleep problems, I find that people either can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep or have restless sleep.… Continue Reading

Stress, Inflammation, and Weight Gain – by Lisa Johnson, RD

How often do you say, “I am so stressed?” It is becoming our most common catch-phrase. And, not just amongst adults, but youth too. We live in a stressful world, and that takes a toll on us. In addition, stress always leads to compromised health, and that adds more stress. So we need to take… Continue Reading