Running in the Dark: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

The days are getting shorter and the nights, longer. It’s dreaded territory for most runners, as morning and evening runs become not only cold and dark, but also dangerous and often, unpredictable. Dark figures or figments of our imagination lurk behind every corner bush, while every pine cone, stick, or pothole threatens to take us down in one wrong step. Add to that the fear of not being seen by a distracted or un-caffeinated driver, and one’s worst nightmare can easily come reality. Let’s face it: Running in the dark can be downright scary. But, before you hang up your running shoes til spring, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and still enjoy the great outdoors by foot, day or night

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Workout Essentials #DMGETSFIT

For the last couple of months we have been bringing you fantastic “DM Gets Fit” posts. There has been a little bit of everything from ways to workout at home, health tips and of course we have introduced you to some amazing activewear brands. You will definitely continue seeing more of these #dmgetsfit posts throughout the coming month. Here at Daily Mom we want to help you live your best life and what better way to do that than encouraging your health and wellness! Today, we are bringing you some great “accessories”  to complement any workout.  

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10 Crossfit Moves for the New Dad

The neighbors called to tell you that they could hear the crying from here. Your wife hands over the phone with one eyebrow raised and a scowl that would boil water. It’s not the new baby they are calling about; instead it’s your crying. They don’t want to hear about why you thought it was okay to throw on a spare tire and lug around an extra 20 lbs.

So you decide to stop the belly-achin’ and lose the “Dad Bod.” Today, you are going to get fit, and being the epic dad that you are, you are going to do it while spending time with junior – thus liberating your wife to watch another episode of (insert your wife’s favorite HGTV program here).

Brownie points abound when you incorporate what is sure to be the newest fad in working out – The New Dad’s Crossfit. So, let’s get the party started with 10 basic movements that will be the core of your WOD’s.

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More Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

We hope that you are following our Get Fit Initiative! We have been bringing you some great articles all summer related to health and wellness as well as a slew of information on fun and unique activewear. Who doesn’t want to look great while leading a healthy and active life? Some even argue that the clothes you wear go a long way in getting you motivated for that workout. Here at Daily Mom, we have done our due diligence in bringing some new brands to your attention. Today we are excited to introduce you to a new collection of stylish, unique and great quality activewear brands!

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NUX – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Do you ever feel inspired by getting dressed in the morning for an early sunrise jog? Does tossing on a zip up hoodie to run to the farmers market give you inspiration for your next vegan masterpiece? This next activewear brand we want to introduce you to believes that clothing shouldn’t just be something you wear, but something that inspires you to be better, reach higher, dig deeper. They believe that if they can positively affect just one life by selling a few pieces of great activewear, then they’ve done their job. We love that energy, so we’re excited to share with you our next favorite activewear brand!

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Onzie – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Are you looking for activewear that is as fun and fashionable as it is functional? Something with whimsical pieces that really speak to you AND hold up to the toughest and sweatiest of workouts? In our hunt for the best of the best activewear brands we were more than pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Onzie. Undoubtably, this is a brand that stands up to the test of time, sweat and fashion.

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Crossfit For Families: Benefits & Bonus Home Workout

We have officially made it over halfway through the year. Are you beginning to wonder where the time has gone and what on earth happened to those New Year resolutions of yours? If getting fit was on your list, maybe it’s time to try something new for your entire family to take a step in the direction of overall wellness. Believe it or not, the sweeping workout craze known as CrossFit may have something to offer for your WHOLE family. Take a look at some of the benefits, the controversy and why getting your kids involved is well worth the effort. At Daily Mom we believe that anything that offers something for the whole family and gets the kids up and off the couch is a win!


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A Stranger’s Simple Words Were My Biggest Motivation

When I was pregnant with my son, I was amazed at how quickly my body was changing. I had always been curvy but thin, so I wasn’t surprised that I had a very belly-centered pregnancy. But while I wasn’t gaining a lot of weight in other places, I was definitely expanding. My hips were expanding, my butt was expanding – even my breasts were expanding!

#DMGETSFIT

Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.

Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!

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Tonic – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

If you love activewear that is more on the classic style side, that is girly and fresh, with a bit of edge, then we’ve found the brand for you. Not only are the styles desirable and perfect for whatever workout activity you’re involved in, but each piece is made from high quality fabrics and materials that are eco-friendly. Read on to discover your new favorite activewear brand.

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Active Wellness at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Whether you’re a Club Med veteran or looking for a new experience and resort, this all-inclusive will NOT leave you cold. Club Med Sandpiper Bay is a one of a kind, truly unique active wellness resort experience in the heart of Florida. Read on to find out how you can vacation with the best of them, stay in shape, and be physically challenged, all at once.

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10 Habits of Fit and Healthy Moms


They are everywhere: moms that run, moms that strength train, moms that say no to artificial ingredients, and moms that say yes to health. It’s a trend that seems to be gaining national attention, with popular hashtag #fitmom bolstering over 4 million posts on Instagram to date, moms are setting out to maintain and inspire healthy lifestyles for not only their children, but for other moms too, documenting every sweaty selfie and spinach salad along the way. Find out what habits are created and maintained daily by fit and healthy moms to build a consistent lifestyle for themselves and their families, and not just a temporary change.

#DMGETSFIT

Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.

Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!

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10 Healthy Products to Fuel Your Workout

Is fitness a big part of your life? Maybe you have just started getting into the habit of incorporating exercise into your lifestyle and routine. These days, it seems that everyone is always on-the-go. Our schedules are busy as ever which can make choices as to how to fuel your body pretty difficult. Things like food preparation days certainly make it easier, however what about when you need something specifically to give you energy leading up to or recovering from those tough workouts? If you don’t have the time to sit down for a meal, or you are just looking for some healthier accents to your diet, we have rounded up a great selection of products to give you that boost that you likely need!

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5 Tips to Get the Most out of a YMCA Membership

Many of us have joined a gym and not taken advantage of the membership we paid for, and we are left feeling frustrated at wasted money and unmet fitness goals. The problem may be that a regular gym doesn’t provide all the resources necessary for a family to successfully meet their fitness needs.  Instead of joining a gym, joining your local YMCA as a family can help you create a healthier lifestyle.  If you are thinking of joining the YMCA or are already a member, here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of your valuable membership.

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7 Essential Tips for Hiking with Kids

Do you love hiking but now you have kids? Have no fear! You don’t have to abandon the joy of the trails just because you have little ones. Kids naturally love the outdoors and are drawn to wide open spaces, so why not take them along the next time you want to follow your favorite trail? Kids, of course, always require some careful consideration, but with a little planning you can be prepared so that your kids can be taught how to hike the correct way and actually enjoy it too!

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