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Put YOUR health first. Yes, first. Above your kids, your husband and your job. Sounds strange huh? Most moms put themselves LAST on the priority list. There’s just not enough time, so you surely can’t make health a priority. It would be selfish of you to care of yourself, right? Wrong!Chances are that you are the backbone of your family. When your kids get hurt you have to be there to take care of...
Countless women experience sagging breasts, especially after having children and breastfeeding. Natural aging, weight loss and weight gain are a few factors that can cause the problem as well. If you would love a natural lift, you can try a few exercises to help get toned naturally. Do the exercises about 2 to 3 times a week if you can. Dumbbell Bench PressThe dumbbell bench press has you lie flat...
Weight loss can be difficult to achieve, but the process becomes even harder the older we get. Our metabolism slows down and our bodies just do not handle fats and foods as well as they once did. Unlike fad diets, certain foods and natural essential oils and herbs can be an effective aid in losing weight (and usually in a healthier way). Below are a few you might want to consider.Grapefruit (or Grapefruit...
I've been a fitness professional for nearly three decades. I've learned the foundations of fitness from conferences to books to certifications. But it wasn't until I became pregnant with my first child that I realized what it meant to take care of my health. It changed my perspective on everything. I ate to fuel my body, my baby. I exercised in moderation - not too much, not too little. I stressed...
I am just recuperating from 2 weeks of nasty cold and sinus infection. Yuck! I can't tell you how much it slowed me down. And if you know moms (especially moms who work), we can't afford to slow down. But it occurred to me that maybe just maybe my body is smarter than I am. Just for a couple of weeks, I didn't workout (often) and I didn't wake up at 5:00 a.m. and work late every night like I usually...
I was just appalled when I read this recent article in the NY Times Skin Deep: Is the 'Mom Job' Really Necessary? http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/fashion/04skin.html?emc=eta1 It seems that all moms in America are being told that their body after baby is not acceptable and that plastic surgery is the only answer. I visit the gym and see moms everywhere that have been tucked, lipo'd and siliconed....
It's always a wonder to me why we are astounded by the rates of obesity and eating disorders in children. We are all frightened by the new realization that for the first time in history our children will have a lesser life expectancy than their parents. Yet, what are we doing to change? Moms continue to diet and to fret about their weight on the scale and we continue to feed our children with restaurant...
I've always taken decent care of myself but it wasn't until I became pregnant that I learned what it truly was to be healthy. All of my behaviors revolved around what was best to grow my baby. I chose foods that would fuel me, I drank more water and I stopped drinking caffeine and alcohol. I exercised but in moderation every day. Not too much, not too little. I meditated more and took time to breathe....