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
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
Diabetes is a disease that can be prevented in most cases and treated successfully in the rest. But improper management of this disease can cause serious complications in many different areas of the body. If you have diabetes or are at risk for dev... Read more
You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more. Thos... Read more
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adults aren't the only ones at risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases—kids are too. More and more children of all ages are overweight than ever before. As a result,... Read more
I've been running for the last 4 years but have just recently decided to go beyond the 10k mark. I'm greatly enjoying it and I'm sure will eventually run a marathon. Anyway, I've never used the heart rate monitor that came with my Forerunner 305 but... Read more
I'm trying a C25K...and noticed my heart rate is extremely high when jogging....It goes up to 185 according to the heart rate monitor on the treadmill (and manually taking my pulse)...and takes about 2 minutes (or more) to get back down to 165. So, I... Read more
So, in very early May we found out we were pregnant. We were super excited as we've been trying for a long time. Prior to this I managed to lose almost 30 lbs. Well, my husband graduated from college about a week later and his mother flew in for a... Read more
Hej everyone! I am going on vacation for 6 weeks with limited internet access. I will not be able to chart my nutrition and fitness daily, though I will be able to do it occasionally.
While I am committed to staying the course I am a little worrie... Read more
Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra... Read more
Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo... Read more
Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.
While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfe... Read more
I always assumed that when I was ready to start a family, it would be fairly simple and I could get pregnant without any trouble. I had a healthy diet, exercised regularly, didnít have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. When I... Read more
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