Fitness


4 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Friday, April 21, 2017 By Kate Horney
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As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. But we often don’t have the hours to spend in the kitchen whipping up a nutritious meal. That’s why I love adding these quick low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine. With energy-enhancing ingredients like fresh fruit, green tea, ginger, and protein, you’ll give your smoothie an extra boost with antioxidants and essential vitamins without having to take a pill or supplement. The protein and fiber in these low carb smoothies will help balance hunger, energy, and cravings and will keep you burning fat…

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5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 By
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As a pediatrician and mama, I am writing this in hope that it helps ease some of the million and one worries we all have about our kiddos! Most importantly, trust your instincts. And if you feel like something is off with your little one, please bring them to your pediatrician. 1. Fever When your child is sick and has a high fever, it can be one of the scariest feelings as a parent. Your little ones don’t look like themselves, sometimes their temperatures are very elevated, they’re not eating, and mama panic mode sets in. Fevers are not all bad,…

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9 Tips for Working Moms to Stay Healthy While at Work

Monday, April 17, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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Working in an office can make it hard to keep a healthy routine, and it can be especially challenging for moms who juggle work and home life. It seems like there is no time for yourself. It can be especially difficult to make time to exercise or eat right. Here are a few tips to keep your work life as healthy as it can be. 1. While at work, work and then leave work at work. This seems obvious. But how many of us schedule birthday parties, car pool, and dance class while we are work? We also check Facebook, emails,…

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Premature Birth: Understanding Your Risk

Friday, April 14, 2017 By
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It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies in the United States will result in a premature birth–this is one of the highest rates in the developed world. Premature birth remains the leading cause of newborn death globally, and it can happen to anyone. Although its prevalence is remarkably high, premature birth remains a puzzle for medical professionals across the world who struggle to identify why so many babies are born too early. Premature birth is defined as delivering between 20 and 37 weeks. Since babies are technically not ready to leave the womb, they are subject to a variety of…

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Body Back After Baby: Postpartum Weight Loss Tips for Mom

Friday, March 24, 2017 By Kate Horney
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New moms are often sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, and already have so much else on their plate…  When it comes to getting your body back after baby, it’s often hard to know where to start. We get it! You’ve got a lot to think about: when to feed the baby, what to do if her or she cries . . . and how to get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy. There is a TON of conflicting information out there about how to get your body back after baby. If you’re not an expert, it’s really difficult to know where…

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Pregnant at the Barre?

Monday, February 20, 2017 By Jessica Tomes

“Keeping active during pregnancy has a myriad of benefits for both mom and baby,” says Deanna Cordo, owner of YogaBarre Wellness and mother of two. Mom may experience an easier labor and delivery, more energy, fewer of the typical pregnancy aches and pains, better immunity, and a better bounce-back postpartum. Potential benefits for baby include a healthier heart and brain, as well as a tendency toward a healthier lifestyle and even (future) athleticism. Who would have thought, right? But it makes sense when you really think about it. We, as parents, have an opportunity to role model so many of…

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Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care

Thursday, February 2, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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The moment you find out you are pregnant is a special time filled with joy, nerves, and excitement. You are also probably still feeling great, physically. Eventually, hormonal changes take over and that little baby bump grows, throwing off your center of gravity.  Then, all of a sudden, you take a step and feel a sharp twinge in your lower back. Ouch! Many women experience back pain throughout pregnancy; however, many moms-to-be don’t realize there is safe and effective help out there for back pain during pregnancy—it’s chiropractic care! Pregnancy is an extraordinary time in your life, and this is…

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Keeping It Tight Down There | KegelSmart Review

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post has been compensated by Intimina for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. We’ve all heard about Kegel exercises. We try to do them when we remember (which for most of us is hardly ever), and we’re always wondering if we are doing them correctly. I will be honest, even though I am constantly telling my clients that they need to be working on their Kegels before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after baby, I am not practicing what I preach. The problem is that I always feel awkward when I am doing them. I ask myself, “Am I squeezing long…

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My Interview with Jillian Michaels About Her New Book, YEAH BABY!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 By Nina Spears
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This post was sponsored by Rodale for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Read our policies page for more information. When you hear the name ‘Jillian Michaels’ you either love her or… are afraid of her. 😉 I happen to be on the love side, and I am inspired by her no-nonsense, can-do attitude and her passion for helping others. She has done so much in her career (through television, her DVDs and/or her books) to educate and support people through their health and wellness journeys. As one of the world’s leading fitness experts and a renowned nutritionist, she has been a tremendous fitness resource for all…

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Mama Gone Fab | Week Twelve: Strut-Worthy Stems

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 By Lanie Towsley

HOLY MOLY, MAMAS, Y’all did the darn thing!! Congratulations on getting to week 12 of the “Mama Gone Fab” series with us and Hilary Hall. After our “break” last week you may have thought we’d finish up easy on y’all…WRONG! ; ) This last workout may leave you a bit wobbly, but you will NOT regret it. And your stems will thank you as you strut your stuff in that little LBD this holiday season. We had so much fun creating this series for y’all, and sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have — and that you’ve…

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