Is Weightlifting Safe For Your Kids?

Is Weightlifting Safe For Your Kids? Immediately, you’re probably thinking, wait what? My child doesn’t want to lift weights, but you’d be surprised. Boys, in particular, tend to start talking about weightlifting around the age of puberty. They want to be strong, fit and athletic. Weightlifting may even be encouraged in older teenagers who are on sports teams. But should you let your child weight lift or engage in this type of strenuous … [Read more...]

Training Gains: Getting The Best Out Of Your Exercise Regime

Training Gains: Getting The Best Out Of Your Exercise Regime   If you’re committed to living a healthier lifestyle, you may be on a mission to be more active. Obesity is often demonized in the press, but did you know that inactivity is even more hazardous for your health? If you’ve started training, here are some top tips to help you get the best out of your new exercise regime. Sticking at it When you start exercising, you may be … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Bone-Idle: 4 Ways To Help Beat Osteoporosis

Don’t Be Bone-Idle: 4 Ways To Help Beat Osteoporosis About 54 million Americans are thought to have osteoporosis. This illness, which causes thinning of the bones, can be debilitating and put those who have it at greater risks of breaks and fractures. Whilst there is no definitive cure, that doesn’t mean that the only option is to surrender to this disease. There are plenty of ways to build bone strength and prevent risks of fractures that … [Read more...]

10 Steps To A Healthier You

10 Steps To A Healthier You It’s very easy to get distracted by other life goals, but nothing in this world is more precious than your body. Therefore, going the extra mile to keep your health in top condition should be at the top of everyone’s agenda. After all, it’s the perfect solution to enhance both the quality and quantity of your life. As a mother, it also helps you do more as a parent while setting a great example for the kids. … [Read more...]

The Facts about the HPV Vaccine

The Facts about the HPV Vaccine This post brought to you Children's Mercy. All opinions are my own. My youngest daughter is almost 11, and I know that the time to make a decision to or not to vaccinate against HPV is around the corner. With more than 30,000 Americans being diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV every year in the US I felt the need to reach out to Dr. Barbara Pahud, Associate Director of Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation at … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey | Losing Over 180 Pounds | Half My Body Weight

My Weight Loss Journey | I Lost 180 Pounds Updated at the bottom! It's crazy for me to believe that it's been 14 years now since I took my most desperate step to take back control of my life. At 367 pounds I felt like I had tried everything in my power to lose weight … EVERYTHING . I tried every fad diet (remember cabbage soup?), I tried programs like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem, I even tried a year of cardio only at the gym (I went 7 … [Read more...]

10 Changes You Can Make Right Now That Will Improve Your Skin, Hair, and Nails

10 Changes You Can Make Right Now That Will Improve Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Hopefully you’ve already developed some great habits for a healthy lifestyle! Eating nutritious foods, exercising, and taking care of your body - including your skin, hair, and nails - all requires consistency and, essentially, a routine. If you’re still not happy with the way your skin, hair, and nails look, there are a few changes you might want to consider … [Read more...]

From the Garden to the Table | 5 Benefits of Gardening

5 Benefits of Gardening: ways that gardening will benefit you, your family and your environment Nothing tastes better than using vegetables or fruits that you have grown in recipes. Turning a pile of dirt and handful of seeds into tasty food can be a family affair, with children helping plant, cultivate and tend the young plants. It gives them a real sense of accomplishment to nurture plants that will become food to fuel their bodies and make … [Read more...]

Premier Protein | Perfect For After Workout Recovery or ANYTIME!

Samples received. All opinions are my own. One thing I have learned on this fitness journey is that a high protein drink post workout is essential. I work hard during my workouts and want the biggest benefit possible... having a protein shake within 3o-60 minutes post workout is best for muscle repair and growth. I was recently introduced to Premier Protein Shakes and I have to say I am very impressed!  They are available in five … [Read more...]

Exercises for Banishing the Baby Weight After Delivery

Exercises for Banishing the Baby Weight After Delivery The miracle of pregnancy and childbirth changes your mind, body and soul forever. The mind and soul part is great, but the body part has some downsides. According the to Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, but that’s not the only change. Your stomach muscles expand and can pull apart in the third trimester. If you were on … [Read more...]