Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
I had heard that your weight can fluctuate some around the "time of the month", but seeing an 8lb gain from last week is pretty depressing.
I know I've just started, but I've been to the gym twice this week, for almost an hour each time, and I hav... Read more
BABY, Not all YMCAs have the same equipment, because they're not a chain in the same way that Gold's Gym or Planet Fitness is a chain. YMCAs in bigger cities with rich populations tend to have better, more up-to-date equipment.... Read more
I think I'm eating too few calories to lose weight. I was eating 1200 cals a day but after a lot of research I think I should be eating between 1300-1500cal to lose weight. I'm 5'1" and 170 pounds. What do you all think?... Read more
So several people on this board have told me that low-weight high-rep strength training is not very effective... yet the strength-training classes I've seen are all about doing 5 or 6 sets of 8 reps with low weight (in my case, just 3 lb because at... Read more
Okay, I just discovered that we have no teaspoons in the house. Really, not one. While looking for teaspoons I found my son's old baby spoon and fork and started using them. Great idea for me! Wu-who because now instead of a huge table spoon of f... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): When I learned my friend Susie was going to run a 50-mile ultramarathon, I was in shock and awe. Reading the recap of her race on her blog, which we're now sharing with you here, brought tears to my eyes. Her v... Read more
Wondering what to take to the neighborhood barbecue this weekend? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious recipes that will be a welcome addition to the picnic table.
Cabbage Slaw with a Twist
Watermelon, Blueberry Salad with Feta and Sp... Read more
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