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Melanie Jordan
I'm a Certified Health and Wellness Coach by Wellcoaches and ACE, An ACE Group Fitness Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Turbo Kick and Agless Grace Instructor and Silver Sneakers FLEX Instructor Certified in Classic and Circuit Training--Check out YourHealthyLifeMadeEasy.com, Author of 8 books including Weight Loss Secrets Revealed for teh Happiest and Healthiest You!
Interests: Weight Loss Coaching, Wellness Coaching, Health Coaching, Group Fitness, Fitness, Zumba, Turbo Kick, Ageless Grace, Senior Fitness, marketing, writing, blogging, publishing
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Every now and then you find a food product that truly makes your healthy life easy, and Quest Nutrition Bar Cookies and Cream has an absolute blowout winner with this new flavor. Quest's mission in starting their company was to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)
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How often should you weigh yourself? If I only had a dollar for every time someone asked me this in my Coaching practice! Most people know not to weigh themselves every single day because on any given day your weight can be off by a couple to several pounds in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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The prominent end cap display at the store filled with boxes of Cheerios Protein cereal caught my eye just like it was meant to do. I'm known to have little snack baggies of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios handy at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)
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Depending on where you live, it may have seemed that Summer took its sweet time in getting here this year, but now that it is right around the corner, get ready to make it a healthy one with these five skinny Summer eating tips: 1. Trade in Your Hot Dog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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I always tell my weight loss coaching clients that eating out can absolutely be part of your overall healthy lifestyle--it's all about the choices you make. Well Chick-Fil-A has just made healthy eating on the run just that much easier... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)
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Silver Sneakers® is the Healthways program that offers members who have this important benefit through their insurance access to free exercise classes and gym facilities. I currently teach three Zumba Gold classes weekly that are open to the public that are approved Silver Sneakers classes, which means you can attend... Continue reading
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So it wasn't just me. I had recorded the Biggest Loser Season 15 Finale and after carefully avoiding the internet so as not to see who won prematurely, I just got a chance to watch it now, about 24 hours later. And my first reaction to seeing the Biggest Loser... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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One way I give back to my local comunity is as a partner for the local anti-obesity initiative, Healthy Lombard. Last Fall, I ran what I called The Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Greater Lombard Area Weight Loss Transformation Contest, where I picked two extra deserving people to work with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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If you're thinking of making a last-minute New Year's resolution now that the time is here, don't worry about it because most of them don't work. Why? Check out my post Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work from last year. Instead, this year, why not focus on making just these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Get a head start on your New Year's Resolutions to get healthy and lose some weight! Join me on Tuesday, December 10th at 3 PM ET/noon PT for my 10 Essential Keys to Healthy Weight Loss Success free webinar for corporate wellness company LeanWagon, as I share the keys you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Is having a healthy Thanksgiving possible? Sure it is! Here are 4 tips to help you get in on all the celebration without doing your waistline damage, so your Thanksgiving is not only happy but healthy. 1. Thanksgiving is not a day to be dieting I know people who try... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Is it possible to have a healthy Halloween when temptation is everywhere? Halloween candy and baked goodies sporting black and orange colors and cute baked goods in the shape of ghosts and pumpkins are on prominent display in stores, and even if you stay out of the store, the newspapers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Burger King is trying to make it possible for you to say "yes" when asked if "you want fries with that" by coming out with healthier french fries called Satisfries™. A small portion of Burger King Satisfries are 270 calories,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)
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One of the most common things people say to me is "I see you walking everywhere." What's shocking is they say it as if I'm doing something truly extraordinary. Although compared to many people, maybe I am. I think nothing of running as many errands as possible on foot around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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In this Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Blog post, I'm sharing with you an audio interview I did for Super Change Your Life. It's a web series about people who are changing the lives of others, and as you know I accomplish that by doing what I can to help... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Welcome! I'm Certified Health and Wellness Coach Melanie Jordan and I'm here to make Your Healthy Life Easy!™ I lost 48 pounds (going from size 14 to 6), and it led to a career change from the business world to following my passion for health and fitness. I became an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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I like to celebrate the Fourth Of July with favorite comfort foods just like anyone else, but since these comfort foods are so easily made over to their healthiest forms--just like I always say in my Your Healthy Life Made Easy Do It Yourself Healthy Weight Loss Program, there's never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Do you think that because “fat genes” run in the family that being overweight is your weight destiny? I definitely relate to this feeling as overweight/obesity runs in my family. I grew up with lots of pressure thinking the cards in the deck were stacked against me. And many of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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It hasn't been a secret that Governor Christie could stand to lose a few pounds, but what was secret until just a couple of days ago, was that he underwent Lap-Band surgery in February to try and address his weight problem. But was it the right weight loss move? A... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Even the most dedicated exercisers have them--those days when you just don't feel like exercising. Your "get-up-and-go" simply "got-up-and-went" as they say. Well no worries, it's perfectly normal. But knowing that, how do you get motivated to exercise when you really feel more like lounging on the sofa? 1. Decide... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Weight loss success happens when you know the secrets to losing weight! That's why I put together my top ways to lose weight healthfully, based on my own experience, in my newest Amazon Kindle® Bestselling book Weight Loss Secrets Revealed for the Happiest, Healthiest You!--the first book in my Your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Think you're supposed to cut out snacks when you're trying to lose weight or keep the weight off to save some calories? Uh-uh, you need snacks. No, not loaded nachos or king-size candy-bars, we're talking nutritious snacks. Why do you need snacks for weight loss or weight maintenance? They give... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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As a New York City native and Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I've watched this whole issue of Mayor Bloomberg banning soda and other sugary drinks with great interest. I heard the first anti-New York City Sugary Drink Ban campaign... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)
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When it comes to weight loss, as it is with many things in life, the focus tends to be on a quick fix solution regardless of the consequences. Pick up any magazine--even the ones that claim to be about health--and you'll see ads for fat burners, weight loss supplements, diets... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™
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Taco Bell went anti-veggie in its Super Bowl Ad and fortunately it suffers the consequences. Not that Taco Bell was ever a place you thought of for vegetables anyway, but it certainly didn't need to create a Super Bowl Ad... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at The Healthy Food Review (TM)