10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

We are all guilty of participating in a yo-yo diet at one point, and there is no doubt that the end result was less than satisfying. There is a common misconception that, as we age, our metabolism starts to slow down making it harder for our body to break down food which in turn can make it hard to lose or maintain a healthy weight.

Metabolism is defined as thephysical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available.

Not only is that claim of ‘as we get older our metabolism slows down’ not true, but in fact there are several ways to boost your metabolism:

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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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Week of Wellness: Calling All Sample Lovers! #WOW

School is back in full swing, everyone’s schedules are filling up, and Mom, you’re knee deep in meal planning and budget busting; all the common things that come with back-to-school month-of-September territory. We are right there with you as we try to flush out the summer popsicles from our kiddos’ systems and steer them back onto the right track of a healthier lifestyle, all while trying to save a buck or two.

That’s why we’re excited to invite you to participate in Sampler’s Week of Wellness; an incredibly fun, online sample sharing event that combines fresh brands, free stuff, and friends all in one jam-packed week!

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3 Toddler-Tested Tofu Recipes

Today we are talking about tofu.

Tofu gets a bad rap in the non-vegetarian world. Maybe you’ve had a bad tofu experience — think the grayish, rubbery stuff in the nondescript “vegetarian entree” at a wedding. Perhaps you tried to cook tofu yourself, but it ended in disaster — too watery, too mushy, or (horror of horrors!) too bland. Or, you might be like the majority of people, and be just plain turned-off by the watery, white blocks you see in the non-dairy aisle.

So, if you’re not feeling the ‘fu — there’s no way in the world your toddler’s going to go for it. Right?

Today, we are sharing with you 3 delicious, healthy, and toddler-tested tofu recipes your whole family will love — we promise!

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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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Powerful and Green Laundry Cleaning with Boulder Cleaners

SPOTLIGHT ON POWERFUL GREEN LAUNDRY CLEANING: Do you take special care to ensure that the cleaning products you use in your home aren’t full of chemicals? For families that do, you often find yourself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to laundry products. You NEED a detergent that cuts through stains as well if not better than traditional cleaners but you want to avoid the “laundry list” of dangerous chemicals that come along with it. What if we told you that we have found a cleaner that cleans as well, if not better than traditional cleaners but doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for kids, pets and the environment? Well, Boulder Cleaners Detergents does all that, plus more.

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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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The First Step in Postnatal Care You Should Be Taking

If you’re like most moms, you probably took your prenatal vitamin religiously during your pregnancy (well, when it didn’t make you gag during the throes of first-trimester morning sickness!).

Then after delivery, you were discharged from the hospital with a brand-new baby, super-sore, with a barely recognizable body — and an appointment to see your OB in 6 weeks. So, was your body just magically supposed to return to “normal” by then?

Not exactly — while your uterus has generally contracted back to its pre-pregnancy size by the 6-week check-up, it can take several months to shed the baby weight, or feel up for exercise or intimacy. And if you’re breastfeeding, your body’s hard work continues as it works to support your baby!

So what if we told you there was something that would help your beaten-up, postpartum body? Something that would give you more energy? That would help with healing, mood and even milk supply?

Postpartum vitamins, friends. These powerful pills are just as important as your prenatals — and here’s why.

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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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10 Quick & Healthy Snacks For Toddlers

You want to help your kids nourish and energize their little bodies with the best foods that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, fresh doesn’t always go hand in hand with quick and easy. Luckily, there are many food companies out there that take using the best ingredients in their snacks very seriously. Today we have compiled some great snack options for your kids when you need something that is not only great for grab and go but also delicious.  

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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.


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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