Tag Archives: In health

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

There are 25.8 million people (children and adults) in the United States, or 8.3% of the population, who have diabetes.  Based on recently announced diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes, it is estimated that gestational diabetes affects 18% of pregnancies.  In those under the age of 20, 1 in 400 have …

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In Health: The Power of Food

Image Credit: www.wellnessdenver.com I know by now, you are all tired (or scared!) of the word: FLU.  Even still, I cannot help myself but to bring it up this month for the sake of fighting back. Yes, fighting back! How? Through the amazing power of food! Hippocrates was not kidding when …

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Holiday Gift Guide –the healthy way

Were you aware that “almost 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese, and more than half don’t get enough physical activity?” (from Clemson Cooperative Extension, Healthy Holiday Gifts) As a health and fitness professional and mother of two, I place great value on living a life full of physical activity …

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Have Yourself a Healthy Holiday!

Yes, you can!! With a little planning you can go through this fun season enjoying everything you love and avoid the extra pounds! • Start an exercise plan now!! It does not have to be a mega-marathon in the gym, just commit (key word here fabulous moms & dads!) to …

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In Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor breast cancer awareness month, let’s talk about the benefits of good nutrition and an active lifestyle on cancer prevention, as well as with cancer survivors! Estradiol and estrone are two kinds of estrogens that are reduced by low fat diets, lots of fruits and vegetables and daily exercise. …

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Fall Back into Fitness

Ok Multiples & More Mommas!! I am pretty sure a good portion of the nation is back to school…which means….time for our workouts again!! (Applause! Applause!) Although summer is the time we want to maintain our fit and fabulous looks, there is so much time spent on vacations, picnics, playdates, …

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What’s in Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Image: The Daily Green Its back to school for many kids across the nation! Which ultimately means it is back to reality for parents! What seems to always be questionable with families is what to pack for lunch! I know, for myself, even through all my education and personal and …

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What Would a Caveman Eat?

It was funny that once someone posted about the Paleo diet plan I became bombarded by clients and friends with questions/comments about it! So, what is this eating style? Well, first of all, it surely is not a “new” diet fad…especially when you consider its framework: eat like a caveman! …

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In Health: What is Vegetarianism?

What is vegetarianism? Generally, there are four different categories: Ovo-vegetarian: eats eggs but no meat Lacto-ovo vegetarian: eats dairy and egg products, but no meat Lacto-vegetarian: eats dairy products but no eggs or meat Vegan: eats only from plant sources (most challenging to follow and most to be concerned about …

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