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Health & Wellness

 
  • What Your Weight Gain Really Means [Infographic]

    Gaining weight and not sure why? There are many reasons why you may not be losing weight like you want, and not all of them are reasons to panic: Continue reading

  • Choosing the Right Fitness Equipment

    Choosing to build a home gym is a big decision. With all the different types of equipment available, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether it's the only piece you'll need or for you're putting together a more extensive home gym setup, here are some suggestions that may help you decide on the best equipment for you: Continue reading

  • 5 Healthy Thanksgiving Traditions

    Thanksgiving is upon us, which usually includes an abundant amount of delicious meals for our families to gather around. While the food may be delicious this time of year, it is most certainly not the healthiest. Make sure you make your holiday meals the healthiest you possibly can while still having fun by following these basic tips: Continue reading

  • What Your Weight Gain Really Means

    You've been working out for months and have found that instead of losing weight like you wanted, you've gained it instead. What's the deal? Exercising means you'll lose weight, not gain it, right? Not all the time. If you have been working out religiously and have seen your scale number rise, don't panic. Here are a few reasons you may be gaining weight after exercising. Continue reading

  • Beat the Heat: How to Stay Safe When Exercising Outside

    With the heat of the summer on, exercising outside can be dangerous. From overheating to dehydration, knowing how to stay safe when exercising outside is something all women should know, athlete or not. Don't ignore these basic rules.

    Wear Sunscreen

    Even if you are exercising on a cloudy day, you can still get burned. Choose a sunscreen that provides 50 SPF protection and reapply regularly. Continue reading

  • Everything You Need to Know about the FDA's Trans Fat Ban

    Recently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announced a ban on trans fats. Trans fats have been popular since the 1960s due to their ability to spread easily after being taken out of the fridge and keep foods from going bad too quickly. It wasn't until recent years that the health risks of trans fats was fully recognized. But how are they bad for you and why did the FDA move forward with this particular ban? Continue reading

  • The Many Benefits of Exercising While Pregnant

    Exercise is beneficial for everyone. But for pregnant women, exercising is an important part of staying healthy that's beneficial for them and their baby. By remaining active during your pregnancy, you can rest assured that you are taking advantage of the many benefits that come along with exercising:

    Improve Health for Both Mom & Baby

    By exercising while pregnant, you will not only be improving your health, but your baby's. Exercising prepares your body for the labor process and may reduce the need for pain medications. It also helps reduce the chances of: Continue reading

  • Why You Should Think Twice Before Starting a Cleanse

    Many people believe that cleanses are a good way to keep your body healthy or to lose weight in a short amount of time. However, there could be potential dangers when starting a new cleanse. Cleanses, by themselves, can present many unwanted issues.

    Lack of Nutrition

    While it seems detoxing with fruit juices or fruit-infused waters would be a healthy solution that is by far not the case. Continue reading

  • How to Keep Your Kids Safe When Using Fitness Equipment

    Bringing fitness equipment into your home is a wonderful way to encourage the whole family to stay fit. However, safety concerns can come up. As a rule, children should not use home fitness equipment.

    Teens, on the other hand, can use home fitness equipment when taught how to use it properly. You should discuss rules and demonstrate how to use it properly when the equipment arrives to reduce the risk of accidental injury. Continue reading

  • A Guide to Safe Exercise While Pregnant

    If you're pregnant and want to exercise, you've probably wondered if it's safe. On top of that, you may have been bombarded with advice from well-meaning family and friends on what you should and shouldn't do.

    While it may seem rude, your doctor's advice is the one that matters above friends or family. Hiring a trainer who specializes in pregnancy can help you exercise safely and motivate you to stay healthy. Before continuing or beginning an exercise regimen when pregnant with or without a trainer, get your doctor's okay. Continue reading

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