Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
I find that I can quiet evening cravings with hot tea (or decaf coffee, if I'm in the mood.) On a side note, I find I'm hungrier on my rest days, possibly because exercise curbs my hunger for hours after. So I eat a bit more and it evens out.... Read more
Tea...I love drinking hot tea on cold winter eveings! I'm drinking decaf chocolate hazelnut black tea with Splenda and half & half. It keeps me from snacking and is a comforting and yummy way to get my water in. Anyone else? 🍵... Read more
I am wondering how people are tagging Elliptical training on the Flash? Misfit told me to tag it as tennis but it seems like overkill. I get a good workout in but not 1200 calories in 30 minutes but the walking tag isn't enough.... Read more
I work from home, so I have to be sitting at least 8 hours a day in front of the computer. I have found several short songs with a very quick beat that work well when I have a moment to hope up and walk, sidesteps, or jog in place. I turn and look ou... Read more
Until I had a toddler who caught colds so easily, I didn't realize the importance of vitamins to keep myself healthy.I KNOW I DON'T eat enough of all needed nutrients for a healthy diet.A multi-vitamin and a chewable Vitamin C have helped my immuni... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She blogs monthly on the topics of menopause, health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This is the third blog in the series on menopause... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the second in a series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
The responses from my first blog overw... Read more
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