Health


December 5, 2011I don’t know about you, but between work, a little side hustle, QT with the boo, getting in workouts, family functions, (oh, and writing this article) it gets a little hard to squeeze in some time with my girls. Oh no, they are not last on the list of priorities. In fact, they are right up there with family. Let’s face it though, most women are hustlin’, and…
December 5, 2011 Confession time, folks:When I get busy the first thing I cut out is exercise.For some reason I’m able to completely rationalize not going for my afternoon run when I get stressed or overwhelmed. When I fall behind on schoolwork or start slacking on blog posts, I skip the workout and hunker down in front of my laptop instead. “Once my business is where I want it to…
November 22, 2011 Madonna was doing it. Then we saw it in the movies. It seems like all the women we see on television, film, or print, with MichelleObamaArms (yes, it is one word) seem to be practicing some form of yoga. So, what’s the hype about hot yoga? I think yoga is great. It strengthens you while you stretch, which is kinda hard to achieve with any other method…
November 22, 2011 We all need a breather and a break from the go-go-go. Here are some easy ideas for toning it down and taking some time for yourself without taking a single vacation day.1. Go for a hair cut, even if it’s just a quick dusting. This site can help you locate and identify the right salon and style for you here. Or try going to a blow dry…
November 17, 2001You there! The one who’s about to head out to a smoke break. Or maybe you just came back from one. Unless you've been living under a rock, you ought to know that smoking is harmful to your health. You've heard that it's bad for your heart and lungs, and puts you at higher risk for other life-threatening diseases. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
November 8, 2011In all the hustle and bustle of city life, the last thing you want is to deal with another line, another parking garage, or another monthly fee. You can easily cut out all the drama by working with what's around you. To help you on your way, we present the very first of our series of Hidden Gyms; spots around the city that are just begging for you…
November 8, 2011We all know the scariest part of Halloween—the Halloween candy. I’m guilty of loving a little bite-sized goodness here and again, but I’m here to tell you: Halloween tends to be the front door to two months of holiday binging; enter Thanksgiving gluttony, Christmas bingeing and New Year’s Day overindulging. I know I have difficulty resisting the temptation of sneaking mini-sized candy bars now and again, and again,…
October 24, 2011Got Back Pain? You’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 70-85% of adults suffer from lower back pain during some time in their lives. It is also the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people over the age of 45. I know we’ve got time untill that rolls around, but damn, why do I feel like I’m ready for some support hose and…
October 24, 2011Try this easy recipe for a healthy lunch or dinner option. I’m not a fan of fad diets, but when I tried this salad I fell in love with it! It is so easy to make and is absolutely delicious. The best part is that you can substitute the protein if you’re not a tuna fan and you can use the dressing on any other salad.- 1 can…
October 10, 2011Rumor has it that caffeine has addictive properties. I’ve heard about people undergoing withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, difficulty concentrating and even cold sweats (?!?!) when they attempt to kick the coffee habit. I’m no expert on the psychological addiction of caffeine, but I do know these facts: * It’s a diuretic. It’ll dehydrate you and you could get headaches, nausea, decreased mental acuity, heart palpitations, and…
October 10, 2011I’m not much of a germaphobe, but I definitely try to avoid getting sick. I do as my parents taught me: wash my hands before I eat, cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze (and now I do that on my sleeve instead of my hand—so no sharing sweaters), and I keep my hands away from my eyes, ears, nose and mouth. I do what I can…
September 26, 2011You little social butterfly! You’ve attended party after party, knocked back drink, after brownie, after drink… weekend after weekend. Now--uh-oh--you have to fit into that bridesmaid’s dress (or enter other article of clothing) for your girlfriend’s wedding (or some other occasion), where your ex will be seeing you. Ugh! The day is sneaking up on you fast…How do you purge those weeks of wine tasting, snacking, cupcaking, and…
September 26, 2011You’ve seen all those TV and print campaigns about getting in your 5-A-Day. Well, sorry to break it to you, but what you’ve always thought was five servings probably… was not. And did you know that our recommended daily servings are now determined by our weight, age, gender and activity level? Seems like a lot to consider right?Let me break it down. Our daily recommended servings of fruits…
September 12, 2011After working and running around all day, you’re finally home…and STARVING! Wait, it’s way after 7 pm and you know you’ve heard that eating after 7 will make you pack on the pounds. The last thing you want are extra inches around your hips.Guess what? I’m gonna give you some good news. That is just an urban legend. Eating after dark is not enough to make food magically…
September 12, 2011Bootcamp. Once upon a time, you heard that word and the only thing that came to mind is the torture people had to endure before starting military service. Now, when you hear about bootcamps, you may have visions of doing your hundredth lunge and receiving the title, “Miss New Booty”—I know I do.This fitness craze isn’t new. When it started, bootcamp classes really were like actual military training--calisthenics,…