health

8 Tips to Lose Weight Easily: Just Cut Out Soda & Sugary Drinks

By Connie Bennett

Soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks are on my mind lately. Not because I drink them myself, but because just cutting out the non-nutritive, sugar-filled, potentially harmful beverages is a highly effective way—if not the most easy way—to lose weight and improve your health. » Read more

5 minutes for Mom: Tips for Making Time for Exercise

By JustMommies

Being a mom is already the ultimate workout, so who has extra time for exercise? The truth is, while taking care of kids, a husband and a home is a full-time job and then some, it’s still very important to make time to take care of your body. » Read more

5 Energy Boosting Foods

By JustMommies

Oatmeal -- check! Bananas -- check! Print this list out and bring it on your next grocery run. We all need that extra energy boost from time to time; especially busy moms who never seem to get a minute to relax -- or God forbid -- take a nap! Here’s a list of “super foods” that will help you get through the day in a healthy way. » Read more

The Truth About STD's and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact. In the United States, about 20 million new infections are estimated to occur each year. If you are pregnant and have an STD, you may pass the infection to your baby. Therefore, every woman who is pregnant should be checked for STDs during their first prenatal checkup. » Read more

The Four Pillars of Health

By JustMommies

By Dr. Thomas O. Goode Optimal health involves nurturing all facets of your life. This includes your physical, mental, and spiritual health. These components are woven into the fiber of your being and your well being. Neglecting one causes problems in another. Conditions such as heart disease can trigger depression. Mental malaise can lead to migraines and ulcers and a lack of spirituality may create despondency and apathy that affects you on all levels. » Read more

Can Dark Chocolate Help with Math Homework?

In moderate amounts, the anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate has several health benefits, including lowering high blood pressure. Now, British scientists say it may even help with Math! » Read more

Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the unofficial start of the winter holiday season, is meant to be a time for feasting, spending time with loved ones, and reflecting on good fortune. But for many people, Thanksgiving can also be incredibly stressful. It comes loaded with expectations that can create an enormous amount of pressure on any family – especially on the moms, who are often in charge of the food and the family organizing. This year, don’t let Thanksgiving stress get you down. » Read more

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Home for the holidays doesn’t need to equal “weight gain” for the holidays! Here are some healthy holiday recipes from the smart folks at foodfit.com to enjoy all season long. Slim and Trim Apple Pecan Stuffing: » Read more

Healthier Halloween

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com Halloween is truly a kid’s holiday –- good friends, creative costumes, event-filled parties –- all with a cool spooky theme -- who could ask for more? Oh yes, one more thing, the treats –- lots of sugary candy treats! » Read more

Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Gaining Weight

Thanksgiving is a time for reuniting with loved ones, giving thanks for our blessings, and eating enormous amounts of food. Well, maybe that last one is a little bit of an exaggeration. But still, for those who are trying to make it through the season without gaining weight, it’s a holiday that can be fraught with temptations – and pitfalls. That said, it doesn’t have to be a matter of feast or famine for dieters. With a few conscientious choices, it’s possible to enjoy the holiday and enjoy the food without stretching your waistline to the limit. » Read more