It’s about that time of year where you may be thinking: I need to get healthy and start working out. You’ve already decided that joining a gym, whether it was the constant voice of your nagging best friend (who had the best of intentions of course) or your inner critic, is your next step. Whether you live inside the city limits or not, you’ve got more than just ‘I need a place to get healthy at’ to consider when it comes to signing up for a gym membership. Do they provide child care, lockers, or even decent equipment? Whether or not you are a beginner gym hunter (or huntress), here are ten tips to help you make that leap into fitness before signing on the dotted line and beginning your venture to a healthier lifestyle with a gym membership.
Sleep is essential to our body’s rest and repair. While adults need anywhere from seven to nine hours of solid sleep, there is also evidence to suggest that women need a slightly longer amount of sleep due to their more complex brains. Sadly, women, and especially mothers are typically expected to get by with the least amount of sleep of anyone in the family. Mothers are also most likely to receive interrupted sleep, which one study showed is actually as detrimental as no sleep at all!
“Our study shows the impact of only one disrupted night. We know that these effects accumulate and therefore the functional price new parents — who awaken three to ten times a night for months on end — pay for common infant sleep disturbance is enormous,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Avi Sadeh of Tel Aviv University.
The disturbance of sleep affects all of us and is especially detrimental to children. The National Sleep Foundation recently changed its sleep recommendations for various age groups. They now recognize that, depending on their age, children need anywhere from eight to 17 hours of sleep.
Moms love coffee. It is no secret. It is the lifeblood of motherhood, especially in the morning. If we had a dollar for every meme we’ve seen about parenting and the necessity of coffee, we would have a lot more money and we’d probably spend it on more coffee. You may be concerned about your caffeine habit. You may want to quit coffee altogether. However, there are some compelling reasons to keep on drinking your latte in the morning. Don’t throw out that Starbucks gold card just yet. Mom’s need to drink coffee!
As we head into the cooler months keeping the air clean inside your home becomes more challenging when you can’t open the windows for fresh clean air.
This August, researchers from the American Chemical Society presented findings on a study that demonstrated how house plants are the ideal solution for cleaning the air within homes and buildings by lowering volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside homes that can result in increased dizziness, asthma or allergies.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times for traveling. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, one thing is certain – your options to eat healthy will be limited. Even if you are the healthiest of eaters, many of us tend to forgo our regular diets during the days in which we are traveling because of limited options, limited time, and a limited travel budget. Airports are known for having notoriously unhealthy foods for patrons like over-priced convenience store snacks, fast food joints, and greasy restaurants. However, there seem to be more and more healthy alternatives popping up – if you know how to find them. Below are some popular restaurants and food spots you might find on your next layover, and some of their healthier options.
Long distance relationships are becoming a common occurrence today. Though technology makes our world seem smaller and smaller, many couples still find themselves in the situation where they do not live in the same area, and as a consequence, do not see each other as much as they would like. Distance can increase your desire for one another but not being able to act on that desire as much as you want can cause a strain in a relationship. Is it possible to have a long distance relationship that is fulfilling in all the ways you need? Is it possible to meet your physical needs for each other? We think so. Here are some tips to make sex work for you and your partner in a long distance relationship. This is obviously a post about SEX, so you probably shouldn’t read this one at work.
The world can be a sad and scary place. Every time we open up our computers or turn on our televisions, there is another tragedy taking place before our eyes. The gravity and magnitude of the problems are overwhelming. We can and should grieve about the sadness in the world but after the initial shock or grief passes, discouragement comes along and tells us there is nothing we can do to make the world less crappy. We turn away and move on with our day. You hear people asking for help all the time. Support this cause or that. The need can leave you feeling weary, especially if you don’t have any extra money to give to worthy causes. Budgets are incredibly tight for most American families. However, there is always something you can do, every single day, to make the world a better place. You can help others without writing a check. Here is how…
Cleaning is a necessity, especially when little fingers are all over the house. After a hard afternoon of deep cleaning your home, the smell of chemicals that fill the air may be overpowering!
Vaginas! All moms have one. You’ve had your vagina all your life. You know her pretty well. You spend a lot of time together, and your vagina has been there for you for some of the biggest moments of your life, like the moment you became a mom. We should all appreciate the power of our vaginas. However, not every vagina receives the respect and care that she deserves. Do you mistreat your va-jay-jay? You might, and not even realize it. A happy vagina is a healthy one. So let’s straighten out some myths and misconceptions and treat our vaginas right! Here is an owner’s manual to your vagina.
Is your sex life blowing your mind or is it something you just tolerate? If you and your partner are getting bored, you need to try something new! If every sexual encounter is predictable, you need to change it up. Did you know that there is more than one way to have an orgasm? There are lots of ways to orgasms and you’re going to want to try some of these, if not all of them. Warning: this is not safe to read at work. We are getting really real with this one!
Sex is an important part of our lives. It shouldn’t become less important because you are a parent. You and your partner still need to connect in a physical and emotional way that can only come from sex. However, we all hit a rough patch in this aspect of our lives. We all get off track when it comes to sex. Maybe all you need is some new experiences to reignite your passion and get you to a place where you are sexually satisfied again. Here are some ideas to take back your sex life.
The first winter frost; a time of deep reflection, layered clothes, and self-imposed hibernation. Of course, there’s nothing quite like hitting the slopes after a heavy snowfall; unfortunately studies have found across the US, we spend more time stuck indoors and less time engaging in recreational activities. Juxtaposed summer months, when the wider world of leisure opens up before us, bringing swimming, hiking, jogging, football and so much more back into our lives.
Less leisure means less fun, and less fun means an arduous day to day life; but this doesn’t have to remain subsistent reality. Every day, thousands of Americans are waging war on boredom and a sedentary lifestyle. In this article, we’re going to share with you a few ways to combat winter inertia blues.
The weather has finally started to cool down, and that means it’s the perfect time to get the kids outside for some active play. Summer was spent in the sprinklers, at the pool, or at the beach, but the crisp fall air allows you to be active without the need to cool off in the water. One great family friendly activity for this time of year is bike riding. And being prepared with the right gear can make for a much more comfortable and fun ride for everyone. For your littlest riders, a bike seat is a key accessory needed. But how do you know which one is the right one for you?
Hamax is an innovative child road safety company that offers high quality, safe bike seat products for your family. They have several different options depending on your needs and the needs of your child, and it’s important to look at the features of each seat to ensure that it works for your bike and for you. Below is a list of key features to look for when you’re transitioning your bike from a one-seater to a two-seater.
If you aren’t enjoying sex, it may just be you are doing it wrong. You’re probably rolling your eyes at that. How can you do it wrong? Well, if you are operating off bad information about how your own body works, you aren’t having sex right. Lots of women and men miss the mark when it comes to pleasing a woman sexually. So many people operate off the myth that all you need is vaginal penetration for a woman to climax – that is false. Only 15% of women orgasm from vaginal penetration alone. Movies and pornography get it wrong all the time. Simply going harder and longer isn’t the solution to your problems with satisfaction. If you are doing it wrong, let’s talk about how to do it right!
Eczema is a skin condition that plagues so many of us. It can be terrible to have a flair up that leaves you with red patches on your skin. It can be painful at worst and irritating at best. If you have this condition, you know that everyday lotion doesn’t cut it. Oftentimes products that claim to help do no good at all, leaving you feeling frustrated and incredibly uncomfortable in your own skin. You need soothing and healing and you need it right away. We’ve found something that actually works and you need to give it a try!