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Holiday Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

by Sarah G. Mason   Even if you’re normally healthy as a horse, pregnancy weakens your immune system and can make you – and the little guy inside – more susceptible to food-borne illnesses. Though the holidays are filled with merry gatherings and fancy feasts, there are a few specific foods to add to the no-no list. Here are a …

Unhealthy Body Image? GET OFF THE INTERNET!

It’s no secret everyone worries about their looks – men, women, teens and young adults. We obsess over our size, our clothes and the way we look in the mirror, and wonder why it never fulfills our own expectations for beauty, let alone the expectations of others. No matter who you blame for your insecurities (mom, dad or that bully …

Plant a Tree Pose, Grow a Forest

By Elizabeth Putfark What do you get when you combine yoga, $1 and an uploaded photo? Maybe a step towards the end of deforestation. At least that’s the hope of Annette Cain, founder of the Plant a Tree Pose movement. Inspired to get the word out about global deforestation in a fun, impactful way, endurance athlete Annette has sent out …

Not Your Mother’s Pregnancy with All About Women OBGYN

How to have a happy, healthy pregnancy in the information age By Elizabeth Putfark I remember the first day I told my mom I was pregnant. Almost immediately, she reassured me, “Don’t be nervous – the first year goes by so quickly.” The first year?!” I exclaimed. “I’m still reading up on the first trimester!” In fact, I’d already read …

Get Your Body Healthy AND Beach Ready!

It’s officially spring and warm weather is here. What better time to start working on that beach body you’ve been craving? You can make significant changes to your appearance in a mere four weeks with the right diet, enough exercise and a little pampering, too!

Shakeology: Get Your Beachbody Ready!

As a stay-at-home mom of three children as well as a health and fitness fanatic, I have spent the last 18 years caring for my family’s well-being while incorporating my passion for healthy living. Now as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have been searching for ways to help connect even more people with reaching their fitness goals, which frankly can …