Four Inexpensive Ways to Better Your Quality of Life

There are thousands of gadgets on today’s market that are advertised to make your life better. These products claim to clear your skin, help you lose weight, manage your stress levels, and do a variety of other things that seem miraculous. Some of them can do as they claim but the cost of them is just too much. Here are simple, inexpensive steps you can take to better your overall quality of life. Get enough sleep A boost of caffeine in the morning won’t ward off the long-term effects … [Read more...]

Four Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Prioritize Self-Care

Whether you’re a first-time parent or a mother of three, you probably know all too well what it’s like to be overwhelmed by all you have to do during the day. The results of a recent survey showed that, unsurprisingly, 92 percent of working moms and 89 percent of stay-at-home moms felt overwhelmed by their responsibilities. If you’re part of either of these groups, it’s important to find simple ways to relieve stress and practice self-care. You don’t need to book a trip to the spa or a … [Read more...]

How to Change Your Mindset to Lose Weight

For many of us, weight struggles are a constant issue and it can be hard to get yourself out of the cycle of losing and then gaining the weight back again. While it is easy enough to say that you want to lose weight, finding the motivation to do so can be a huge struggle! Really, this requires a change of mindset and you’ll need to find the personal motivation as to why you really want to slim down. Make A list One of the first things that you should do to work towards a more positive … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Make Your Home Workouts More Effective

If you’re a busy parent, home workouts are probably your best bet for sneaking in some exercise while caring for your kids. It’s definitely more convenient, but working out at home comes with its own challenges, including the fact that it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and feel like you’re not seeing results. To make your home workouts more effective, give these tips a try today. 1. Shorten Your Workouts with Interval Training If you only have twenty or thirty minutes to exercise while your … [Read more...]

8 Stretches to Help Prevent Injury in Youth Football

Do these scenes seem familiar? You’ve been sitting on the bench for three-quarters of the game, just waiting for a chance to do your stuff. Finally, the coach yells: “OK, Jones. Get in there PDQ!” You stuff in your custom mouth guard, grab your helmet and leap off the bench. Now there’s this stabbing pain behind your knees, and you can’t walk at all, let alone get into the game… some hero. Or maybe you make it into the huddle, and the quarterback calls for the game-winning pass with you as … [Read more...]

American Heart Month | Quick Tips for Heart Health

It’s not just Valentine’s Day that makes the ‘heart’ the symbol of the month. Turns out February is American Heart Month, proclaimed so by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963. Spreading awareness about heart health and taking early action to stay educated plays a critical role in any mom’s life, especially since 1 woman dies almost every 80 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular diseases. What exactly is cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Any disease which affects the integrity or structure of the … [Read more...]

Sleep and Mom Brain

The term “mom brain” (also referred to as momnesia, mummy brain, or pregnancy brain) is often thrown around humorously to excuse missed appointments or leaving the house in a pair of slippers, but did you know there is actually some scientific backing to it? Researchers have discovered a range of brain changes that take place when a woman gives birth including alterations in neural plasticity and gray matter. Oftentimes, in addition to seemingly impaired memory, moms may also experience … [Read more...]

5 Back Pain Mistakes Moms Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Are you in a cycle of rushing around all day and simply popping a couple over the counter pain meds for your aching back? You’re not alone. Between lugging kids, purses, laundry, you name it, the heavy lifting and back strain for moms is all too real. Luckily, there are a handful of bad habits you can change that can help prevent back and neck pain for good: Carrying your purse on the same shoulder In addition to carrying way too much stuff in their purses, women also tend to wear their … [Read more...]