Ellipticals, Treadmills and Exercise Bikes: Finding the Best Machine for Your Fitness Goals

Ellipticals, Treadmills and Exercise Bikes: Finding the Best Machine for Your Fitness Goals The best thing about buying a piece of exercise equipment is that you never even have to leave your house to get a great workout. That means no more fighting traffic, or long lines at the gym: just workout anytime you like for as long as you like and then continue on with your day. There are, however, a lot of different types of machines you can buy … [Read more...]

Fully Flourishing Through Healthy Living

Fully Flourishing Through Healthy Living When Life Gives You Lemons... Okay, we all know it's impossible to eliminate stress completely, right? Even if you manage to totally govern your spirit such that you're no longer bothered by the little things, you are taking all the recommended vitamins and supplements for brain function, stress is still going to backhand you out of nowhere with a flat tire on the way to an important job interview, or … [Read more...]

5 Fertility Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

5 Fertility Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Reproductive health should not be a veiled thing. But it can be difficult to get straight answers from one's mother, and the last time she had to think about this was likely 20 to 30 years ago. In an ideal world, you should feel comfortable asking your doctor, or an available medical health professional, but if you are feeling shy and you want to know as much as possible before asking more specific … [Read more...]

Losing the Baby Weight: Advice for Real Women from Moms Who’ve Been There

Losing the Baby Weight: Advice for Real Women from Moms Who've Been There It's easy to look up tips on losing weight after a baby. When you read some of these tips, though, it's often clear that the writer is an armchair enthusiast. They don't make sense for real mothers. Signing up to a gym, for example, can sound very workable. When there's a baby to take care of, however, who would mind the baby? If you were to ask a real mom, she would tell … [Read more...]

Fitness Can Be Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working Out That Won’t Feel Like Work

Fitness Can Be Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working Out That Won't Feel Like Work If you find the idea of spending an hour at the gym, huffing and puffing and sweating up a storm more than a bit off-putting, you're not alone. Many people dread workouts because some workouts are actually rather dreadful. Working out doesn't have to be a drag, however. Follow these few simple tips and tricks to enjoy a workout and get into shape while having a whole … [Read more...]

Getting Ahead of the Flu #CMHMoms

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Children's Mercy. All opinions are my own. Everyone has a favorite and a least favorite season. My favorite season happens to be Fall. I love that the weather cools down after enduring the hot summer heat. There is just something amazing about bundling up in jeans and sweatshirts. I live for fall. Oh and how could I forget about those gorgeous leaves that change color so quickly, and then fall to the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get More Healthy Omegas in Your Diet

5 Ways to Get More Healthy Omegas in Your Diet Your body does a pretty good job of using what’s on hand to keep it running smoothly. The more good food you take in, the more vitamins and nutrients are available for use. But when it comes to essential fats—those your body cannot make or convert from other fat sources— you have to be more vigilant. Known as omega fats (like omega-3 and omega-6), the only way your body can get them is from the food … [Read more...]

Something Great but Better: The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Infused Water

Something Great but Better: The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Infused Water You’ll probably feel like there’s always another new trend that people are catching onto and the latest one you may have heard of is fruit infused water. As people start to infuse their water with natural ingredients like vegetables, herbs and fruits, you may be wondering if it’s all worth it and whether there are any benefits. However, these people are right to … [Read more...]

Midnight Munchies: Healthy Ways to Handle Those Late Night Hungries

Midnight Munchies: Healthy Ways to Handle Those Late Night Hungries Having the late night munchies is like the plot to a midnight cable horror movie. There’s a slow buildup of fluff and then it’s bad news for the victims. In the case of stuffing your face with your favorite late night snacks, your stomach is the eventual victim. Luckily, there’s a healthier road, one which does not lead to stomach pains. The Right Amount of Sleep Most … [Read more...]

The Pink Lotus Foundation | Breast Cancer Screening & more #savinglives

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Pink Lotus Foundation. Getting up every single morning and lending a helping hand to women that are facing adversity is a tough job, but the fine people that are part of the Pink Lotus Foundation do just that. They strive to help remove uncertainty, fear, and confusion by providing a clear path to healing and peace of mind for women that really need it. The Pink Lotus Foundation Helps Save Lives: Not … [Read more...]