Author Archives: rrluthi

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.

Monday Motivation

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The Science of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not about a huge turkey and more feast or the grand consumer discounts – although these things may make us happy… Thanksgiving is about the quality time shared with friends and family counting our blessings and being grateful for all in … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Muffins to Add to Your Thanksgiving Feast!

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients 1 cup Coconut Flour ½ cup Flax Meal (Optional: May use all Coconut Flour) ½ cup Oat Bran (Optional:  May use all Coconut Flour) 1 teaspoon Baking Powder ½ teaspoon Salt 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Pie … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday

How do you “navigate” Thanksgiving dinner with wellness in mind? Optimize what you can. What side dishes can you “tweak” to make healthier? Instead of a rich green bean casserole with heavy cream or butter, try brussel sprouts roasted with olive oil … Continue reading

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TED Talk Tuesday

Stop. Look. Be Grateful. We all need more “stop signs” in our lives. Time to relax and breath, self-reflect, and appreciate. 

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Monday Motivation

How will you be strong, physically, mentally, and emotionally, this week? What new goal (big or small) will you commit to this week? Each step is progress, a Win and Learn opportunity. Savor the journey.

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Therapy Thursday

4 Steps to a Deeper Gratitude Recognizing Try to recognize the small ways people show kindness to you.  If you are not certain about another person’s motivation give him/her the benefit of the doubt. More caring may come your way than you are aware! … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

A New Week… A Fresh Start! Give your body and mind periodic rest breaks throughout the week. Short 5 to 15 minute “Brain Breaks”: Professionally, step away from your computer, workstation, or client, Find a place, which brings you comfort and ease, … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday

Make Gratitude a Habit! I am grateful for the Washington trails, and the peace and serenity of nature! 7 Habits to Become a More Grateful Person Send One Thank You Letter Each Week Write a thank you note to a friend … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday

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