Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

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Celebrate Slowness in a Month of Love

Celebrate Slowness in a Month of Love Busy is the new black. The ability to raise a family, keep down a 60 hour/week job, volunteer at your kids’ school, train for a Tough Mudder while planting and maintaining the neighborhood’s organic garden, making sure to post every moment on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter is a […]

6 Problems with Dieting from New York Registered Dietitian

Celebrate Valentines and Love by Not Dieting

Celebrate Valentines and Love by Not Dieting Love has always been, and will continue to be, one of life’s great mysteries. For thousands of years, poets, authors, philosophers, musicians, even jingle, bumper sticker and billboard writers have attempted to define love. (Or at least come up with something insightful or catchy for it!) And since […]

5 Tips for Caregivers to Carve Out Time to Exercise from New York Personal Trainer

Find Time to Take Care of Yourself

Find Time to Take Care of Yourself   So often, I focus my blogs on expecting and new moms and parents , or those who struggle to find balance between exercise and  work, study or any number of things. Today, though, I want to focus on caregivers. According to the National Institute on Aging at […]

Health Resolutions Anyone Can Stick to from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Begin the Year with a 100%, Fail Proof Resolution Plan

Begin the Year with a 100%, Fail Proof Resolution Plan Now, this might sound a little bit gimmicky, but I assure you, this is a resolution anyone can stick to. Are you ready for it? Don’t make resolutions. Ahhh … that was too easy. And it might seem like I’m cheating, but I’m not. Resolutions […]

8 Tips to Healthy Eating on a Budget from NYC Registered Dietitian

Resolve to Eat Well and NOT Break the Bank

Resolve to Eat Well and NOT Break the Bank As I mentioned in an earlier blog, losing weight and saving money are the top two resolutions of the majority of people in the United States. In 2017, the US weight loss market was worth near 66 billion dollars. This market includes everything from commercial weight loss […]

9 Tips to a Healthy Holiday Season from NYC Registered Dietitian

Healthy Ways to Navigate the Holidays

Healthy Ways to Navigate the Holidays It’s here. No matter what you celebrate, or don’t celebrate, the holidays come. They bring loads of activities, noise (sounding Grinchy here, I know), and expectation. Lines at the grocery store are longer. Traffic is more intense. And I haven’t even touched on meeting up with family, in-laws and […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Body Self Esteem from NYC Registered Dietitian

Celebrate World Kindness Day and a Month of Gratitude, Starting with You

Celebrate World Kindness Day and a Month of Gratitude, Starting with You Yesterday, November 13, was World Kindness Day. This month memes abound about gratitude. Kindness and gratitude are two things we can never over-indulge in. That said, I know so many people who forget to be kind to themselves, to be grateful for the […]

Best Food and Exercise Ideas to Help Manage Stress from NYC Registered Dietitian

Post-election and Pre-holiday Stress Management Ideas

Post-election and Pre-holiday Stress Management Ideas Election years have become times of increasing stress … for everyone. Stress, it appears, is uniquely bi-partisan. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted the 2016 Stress in America Survey to determine how elections play a role in people’s level of stress. And, no surprise, elections play a big role in […]

7 Tips to Progress Your Fitness Program from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Are These Habits Getting in the Way of Progress?

Are These Habits Getting in the Way of Progress? “I go to the gym all the time, and nothing happens.” This complaint isn’t uncommon for personal trainers to hear from clients. Going to the gym a few times each week to do the elliptical or ride a bike is a great way to keep active. […]