According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
I'm expecting guests this weekend. Although I don't want to be rude, I still want to workout. When I'm alone, I feel free to do strength work while watching TV. Should I go to the gym so I don't make a spectacle of myself?... Read more
Last year I did everything right and lost 35 pounds over a period of about 6 months or so. I then got into a new relationship and fast forward to about 9 months... gained about 20 pounds back. I guess that is inevitable with new relationships somet... Read more
I have been having problems with feeling a vibration feeling in my chest about 50 times a day for a few weeks now. I saw my family doctor and had an EKG done and it was abnormal. I see a cardiologist in 2 weeks to find out what is wrong with me. But... Read more
Ugh.....I am a repeat sparker.Off the wagon again..although truthfully, Im not sure I was even on it. I can't seem to get the light bulb moment I need to get this started.
I find myself in a very dark place...I can envision the end result, but it... Read more
Hey guys! Let me just say that I'm already a fairly fit person. I swim every single day. However lately I've started boost my workouts and have started to include body weight exercises into my daily routine. Now I'm sore every day.
Is it safe t... Read more
If you are like me, you probably have spend a lot of money on pregnancy test or even ovulation kits. I recently found out that they sell them at the Dollar store for 1.25 CND. I was sceptic at first on their accuracy but a friend recently got a pos... Read more
Good-for-You GuideYou've supported them in hundreds of bras, figured out what shirts make them look bigger (or smaller)—maybe nourished your kids with them. You want to give your breasts the respect they deserve. As they change with time, t... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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