7 Week Challenge

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 5 | Express Gratitude

By Kelsey Wood, Jul 14, 2016 | 7 Week Challenge, Lifestyle, Health

I am not really a morning person— I wake up quite slowly and it’s a real slog for me to workout before 9am. Monday morning last week I opened my eyes, lying in bed, and took an iHeart reading: Internal Age 42 (Pulse Wave Velocity 9.08 m/s). I closed my eyes and started thinking about all the things I was grateful for, then I accidentally fell asleep and woke up an hour later! I guess I was tired. Tuesday I managed to do a bit better, thanks to my phone timer. I woke up, stayed in bed and t… Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 4 | Get Some Exercise

By Kelsey Wood, Jul 8, 2016 | 7 Week Challenge, Fitness

I can’t believe it’s already been a month of Dr.G’s Challenge and I have to say— I am loving my new habits! Hot water with lemon first thing in the morning, drinking plenty of water throughout the day and a 30 minute walk in the evenings. Last week’s challenge stepped it up - participate in aerobic exercise that gets your heart rate up to 70% of your maximum for age for 30 minutes at least every two days! Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 3 | Drinking Well

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 21, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Fitness, 7 Week Challenge

Another week of the iHeart 7 Week Challenge has passed and I can honestly say that I am sticking to my new habits! They are small, simple changes that have been pretty easy to introduce but if I keep them up I can expect significant improvements for my health and wellbeing. I think writing about my experience has also helped to keep me accountable. In case you just got here, this is where I’m at on the challenge: Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 2 | Conscious Eating

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 15, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Nutrition, 7 Week Challenge

Well I was right about one thing, this part of the challenge was very interesting! I am a bit embarrassed to admit it, but conscious eating is incredibly difficult for me. I didn’t realize how ingrained my distracted eating habits had become. I really have to make a concerted effort to avoid doing other activities that distract me from the pleasure of meal. Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 1 | Take A Walk

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 6, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Fitness, 7 Week Challenge

Last week I started the iHeart 7 week challenge. Week 1’s challenge was to take a 30 minute walk in a park-like setting every day. I monitored my health with iHeart using a baseline internal age recording in the morning before any food or drink to compare to my internal age recording after my walks. I saw a steady decline in my internal age across the week and after each walk. On Day 4 my internal age finally matched my actual age, 29! Read More

On a Personal Note: Why I Use iHeart

By Kelsey Wood, May 31, 2016 | lifestyle, diet, fitness, 7 Week Challenge

This year, I am turning 30. I have been lucky to live a healthy life so far. I try to eat well although I tend to eat a lot. I try to head out for a run, go to boot camp and drop-in to a dance class at least once a week but sometimes none of these things happen and I end up watching a whole season of House of Cards on Netflix instead. I try to sleep 8 hours a night and go to bed on the right side of midnight however if I’m being honest the right side of midnight really only happens a couple ti… Read More

Run the Race of Life, Finish Last

By Dr. Jess Goodman, Apr 4, 2016 | lifestyle, 7 Week Challenge

Remember that it takes one lunar cycle, 28 days, to establish a new habit. In seven weeks you will feel more energy, love yourself more, have less long term risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. After seven weeks your life expectancy will increase by at least five years. Each week you will add a life changing but simple lifestyle modification. Continue each one of these modifications through the seven week challenge and possibly for the rest of your life. Once a week you will do iHeart t… Read More