How do I know if I need a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Most people who undergo rhinoplasty are happy with their results and don't need any extra procedures to enjoy their post-op nose. However, it's possible that something may go wrong during the surgery or during the healing process, or you just might not feel satisfied with the results. You and your surgeon may have had a miscommunication about your goals, or your doctor could have made a mistake during the procedure. Even if your new nose looks the way you had originally hoped, you might realize … [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...]

Four Easy Ways to Switch Up Your Workouts for Better Results

Do you want to get more out of workout sessions? As a busy mom, you most likely don’t have the luxury of simply adding more time to your workouts. Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can increase the intensity of your workouts without increase their duration. Four options that will help you switch up your workouts for better results are listed below: 1. Do Full-Body Workouts If you love strength training, you’ll get more bang for your buck by switching from a traditional body part … [Read more...]

Get Motivated: 5 Foolproof Strategies for Starting a New Fitness Routine

So, you’ve decided to make a change — and that change includes a new fitness plan. Maybe you’re incorporating tri-weekly outdoor runs into your routine, adding a strength training regimen at the gym, or trying out a new spin studio. Regardless of which workout you choose, one thing’s for sure: the hardest part about your new healthy habit is sticking to it. It can be all too easy to hit the snooze button or come up with an excuse to ditch your workout, especially when you’re still in the … [Read more...]

How to Start Yoga Like You’re an Expert

Yoga is intimidating for most beginners, if not all. If you speak with an expert, you’ll probably hear how it was the best thing that happened to them and how it transformed their lives. While those complex moves seem daunting at first, it is important to start your first yoga class with the present air that you’ve been there before. Where to Go to Class You may not want to take a course at all, as there are several online options and fitness videos. However, yoga classes are a great … [Read more...]

New Year, New You: How To Look After Your Health In 2018

The new year is finally here which means that many people will be making some rather large changes. If you’re looking to revamp your lifestyle, an excellent place to start is with your health. Many people are so very busy that they don’t take proper care of themselves. Here are just a handful of ways you can boost your self-care and make sure that you’re living your best (and healthiest) life. Get as much sleep as possible Sleep is a crucial part of your lifestyle. While many are under the … [Read more...]