Read These At Home Workout Tips and Stop Procrastinating Now!

These at home workout tips are sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Horizon Fitness. All opinions are my own.Over the years, I have tried a lot of different methods to get in better shape.  Running, yoga, gym workouts, and a wide variety of other exercise regimes all have their pluses and minuses, depending on your personal preferences.  While I belong to a gym now, the hardest part of a gym workout is actually finding time to get there.  Driving time tacks on another 30 minutes or more to my workout and some days I just don't have that … [Read more...]

Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist for Better Health and Increased Savings

This post about questions to ask your pharmacist has been sponsored by SearchRx,  however, all opinions expressed here are my own.For 15 years I worked in a retail pharmacy.  I saw thousands of patients come and go during the time that I worked there. Some were sick, some were in a hurry, and many were dealing with cranky children.  Many of them came through the drive through and barely looked at me while I filled their prescriptions.  Far too many of them just accepted their medications without once talking to us about them.  Sure, we … [Read more...]

A Lazy Mom’s Guide: How to Get in Shape for Summer

You might be thinking 'there is snow on the ground, who cares about summer' but in a few months, you will be shaving your legs and putting on your bathing suit!  While you don't need some ridiculously fit 'beach body' to enjoy the pool, knowing how to get in shape for summer means that you will feel just a little less self-conscious about that muffin top or those not so muscular thighs!  It seems like those extra holiday pounds went on REALLY fast, right?  Well, I can tell you right now that they won't come off as fast as they glommed right … [Read more...]

How to be Mindful at Work to Reduce Stress and Improve Health

One of my goals for the new year is to live more in the moment and learn to enjoy life a bit more.  This idea is becoming more and more prevalent as society becomes torn in so many different directions. Since most of my day is spent working, learning how to be mindful at work is an important first step.  Mindfulness is the buzzword of 2017. If you want to be more mindful at work, here are a few tips as well as a few affiliate links for items you may find helpful for your journey.What is mindfulness? According to the dictionary, … [Read more...]

The Let Down Effect and Post Holiday Illness

This post about The Let Down Effect is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowdEveryone already knows that the holidays are a time of serious stress, right?  You spend weeks shopping and wrapping and baking.  Then you end up getting very little sleep and probably eating more cookies than you really need to be eating.  Forget about those vitamins you are supposed to be taking and who in the world has time for exercise, right?  And, if you are like me, you traveled … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Get Mentally Fit for The New Year

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will have figured out that I am very big on healthy living.  Healthy food, plenty of exercise, and finding time for hobbies and family are all great ways to get healthy.  However, what about being mentally fit?  Over the years, I have known a number of people who struggle with mental health issues, panic attacks, and an assortment of other mental health problems.  I would like to encourage you to take a minute to think about how you will get mentally healthy in the coming year.With the … [Read more...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic.  Not only am I stressing out about the holidays but I am also in the midst of London travel planning.  My daughter and I are heading to London right after Christmas with her high school band for the New Year's Day parade in London.  I haven't done any international travel for about 15 years so I am just a little bit nervous about the whole thing.  I have an amazingly long list of things to do before I leave and am hoping for a safe and healthy trip abroad.  I thought I would share a few … [Read more...]

Setting Realistic Health Goals for the New Year

While you may be happily munching on Christmas cookies next week, January 1st is coming quickly.  Will you be setting realistic health goals to work towards next year? With the new year comes a renewed determination among many people to eat more vegetables, exercise more, stop smoking, or give up sweets.  Health goals seem to pop up every January but by April we have slid back into our bad habits.When I was younger my father smoked.  He went from smoking a pipe when I was very young to smoking cigarettes by the time I was in high school.  I … [Read more...]

How to Survive a Cold when You Just Don’t Have Time to be Sick!

This post about how to survive a cold is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowdI am a big believer in preventative medicine. Taking care of yourself by eating healthy, taking vitamins and exercising regularly will go a long way towards maintaining good health.  However, it is no a guarantee that you will never get sick.  Our immune systems will always find some bug that is temporarily stronger than it can handle.  That means you will undoubtedly get sick every once in a … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Knee Pain While Hiking

This post about how to avoid knee pain while hiking was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.Many years ago, during my college days in New Hampshire, I joined the university outing club.  Basically, it was a group of outdoor enthusiasts who got together several times a year to plan backwoods adventures and explore the nearby White Mountains.  From cross country skiing to backcountry camping, I learned a lot about nature during those trips. … [Read more...]

Calming Herbs for Anxiety When Stress is Too Hard to Handle

The last year has been a stressful one in terms of politics and more than once I have found myself reaching for calming herbs for anxiety. Considering the fact that you are reading a blog who's primary purpose is to educate people on green and healthy living, it should not be shocking to know that I am a die hard, left leaning liberal.  I am pretty much as far left as a person can get without falling off the scale.  And, due to my husband's job, I am stuck in the deep south in a state that is so far right I sometimes feel like I am living a … [Read more...]

Tips for Feeling Good During Cold and Flu Season

This post about tips for feeling good is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowdThere are a lot of things I love about this time of year.  Crisp, fall air feels wonderful after the heat of summer.  The holiday food and gift giving are loads of fun.  Decorations going up make my heart happy.  However, I am not a huge fan of germs, stress, and exhaustion! Hearing someone sneeze near me while I am out shopping makes me cringe. I look at the grocery store cart handle … [Read more...]

How to Boost Energy Levels When Holiday Chaos Strikes

This post about how to boost energy levels has been sponsored, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.Have you seen those Facebook posts that shout 'Only 6 Fridays left before Christmas!' or some such nonsense?  Really?  Do I need that kind of stressful reminder that I am already behind on my holiday to-do list and we just started November?  Seriously, the holidays seems to arrive in this whirling chaos that leaves me completely shattered by the time January gets here.  I am trying hard to make a list, stay organized and shop early … [Read more...]

Living a Natural Lifestyle Starts with Just One Purchase

This post about living a natural lifestyle is brought to you by Tom’s of Maine . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Turning the Clock Back. I was raised in a rather conventional home as a child.  My mom didn't buy organic food and I certainly didn't use any products that were considered natural.  In fact, there was one person in my class who was a vegetarian and we all thought that was downright strange.  Living a natural lifestyle is not something I was ever exposed to as a child. My early days on my own had me eating a lot … [Read more...]

5 Awesome Reasons to Feed Organic Food to Teenagers

This post about organic food is sponsored by Annie's Homegrown  but all opinions expressed here are my own.Whenever I see commercials for organic food, there always seems to be babies in it.  Or maybe a few toddlers and a stray preschooler or two. Rarely do I see commercials for organic food that feature teenagers.  I always wonder why that is?  Sure, I started feeding my kids organic food when they were babies but they don't magically just grow out of their need for the highest quality natural and organic food.  In fact, I think there are … [Read more...]

Easy Workout Tips and Nutrition Advice to Fit into a Daily Workout

This discussion about easy workout tips is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Between my ongoing battle with middle aged metabolism and my love of cheese, I have to exercise pretty regularly.  And by pretty regularly I mean just about every day.  Between the exercise and watching what I eat, I was doing pretty good at fitting into my pants and hitting a number on the scale that I didn't hate up until about a year ago.  Maybe my metabolism figured out my strategy and … [Read more...]

How to Get Healthy In 5 Minutes Per Day and a Maple and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats Recipe

Thank you Florastor® Daily Probiotics for sponsoring this post about how to get healthy. Visit your local retailer to pick up your bottle of Florastor®Daily Probiotics to complement your active lifestyle!Have you ever looked at your daily calendar and been overwhelmed by the number of things listed on it for the day.  Pink highlights to remind you that kid 1 has a doctor appointment that morning.  Blue highlights so you don't forget to pick your son up from tennis practice after school.  Notes about what to pick up at the grocery store and … [Read more...]

Why Vitamin C is Important for a Healthy Immune System

This post about why vitamin C is important is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowdI have been known to procrastinate about a lot of things in my life.  When company is coming, I am frantically cleaning the bathroom 5 minutes before they arrive.  Deadlines are met just barely some days because I put off getting started on the project.  And weekend grocery shopping is often done at 8 PM on a Sunday night.  I put off a lot of things because I just don't want to get … [Read more...]

How to Find the Best All Natural Beauty Products

Every time I need to shop for makeup or skincare products, I remember how hard it is to find the best all natural beauty products. Over the past few years I have tried to make the switch from conventional products to natural ones.  Sometimes I find a product that I really like and it's easy to ditch the chemical laden, artificial stuff.  Other times, I buy one brand after another with pitiful results.  I keep trying new ones, though, because I feel it's important to reduce my exposure to certain chemicals that are prevalent in traditional … [Read more...]