Yoga for Healthy Knees

The knee is a complicated joint and one of the most unstable in the body. It is also one that we often overlook in our yoga practice as we focus on our hips and feet and seem to notice our knees mostly when they hurt.  They deserve more than this!  Check out the anatomical discussion and asana exploration below to give your knees some more love in life... ...more

Some Swimming and Easing Back Into Speedwork

Is it Friday already?  And for another thing, we're almost halfway through July!  This year is going by EXTRA SPEEDY!  Granted, many great and wonderful things have happened to me this year; thus, you won't hear a complaint coming from me.  ;)...more

Boston: I run this city.

Idling High

Last week I went with my kids to the playground.  I was chasing them and playing monster and they were screaching and screaming.  It was all good, but it also caused me to reflect on the differences between this year and last year.This year, without a doubt, I'm healthier and I'm doing things that allow me to feel pretty confident about myself and pretty in control surrounding some of those areas I felt such shame about: eating and my fat self....more
@elaineR.N. That first month of eating Whole30 was hard - seemed like all we were doing was ...more

Muscle Injury: Should You Stop Exercising?

If you have a muscle injury, getting advice from a doctor or physical therapist is critical to coming back from an injury.  But, stopping all exercise may not be the recommended solution.  For issues such as shoulder strain, C. David Geier, MD, director of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston explains that impingement is usually the cause of the pain.  It occurs when the space between your rotator cuff muscles and the bone on top of your shoulder narrows, pinching the tendons....more

Wishing I could love myself

If you are tired of hearing about my weight and exercise, I'm sorry...find another blog to read. This is important to me so I'm going to talk about it here.This morning I posted a picture of myself. ...more

The Ups and Downs of Committing to a Healthy Lifestyle

For some people, dieting seems easy. Maybe they just don’t get hungry, you think. Maybe they have some magical hormone that suppresses their appetite, allowing them to get by with very little.Or maybe they have more psychological problems than you could imagine.Regardless, you are not one of those people. You enjoy food. In fact, you love it – sometimes a bit too much.After indulging in what you know is “bad,” you try to justify it by telling yourself that you deserved it because you had a really shitty day or you’re out celebrating something....more

New weight loss journey- now or never

It is now or never.. I am about to 24 years old and I have struggled with weight loss my whole life. The Obesity set in after my kids (glad they are so cute cause they sent this body of mine to hell) but its time to get it back!!I am happily married and have 3 beautiful & VERY ENERGETIC boys to keep up with 6,3,& 7mos. Life is entertaining :)...more

The 2013 Kids State Dinner from the Kids' Perspective

Michelle Obama knows that the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables is to involve them in choosing what they eat. On July 9th, we were there for the 2013 Kids State Dinner. This event started last year, and it's part of the Let's Move initiative. 54 kids were chosen for the Kids State Dinner because they had very healthy recipes. They came to celebrate their work and present it to the public. ...more
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Research shows brain's addiction to processed carbs is real

A new study gave 12 obese and overweight people milkshakes. All had the same number of calories, the same sweetness and the same taste, but one of the two types of milkshakes had high-glycemic carbs, while the other had low-glycemic carbs....more