10 Tips For Choosing A Gym Membership

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. 

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5 Steps That Will Restore Your Family’s Sleep and Sanity

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.

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Why Moms Need To Drink Coffee

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!

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Natural Air Cleaning Tips

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.

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7 Healthy Airport Eats and Tips to Stay on Track

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. 

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Sex and The Long Distance Relationship

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. 

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Help Others Without Writing A Check

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…

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Active Gift Guide for Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

With the holidays upon us, shopping has begun. You want to give gifts that are thoughtful and align with the interests and characteristics of the recipient. That is why we give you gift guides for different people with different interests, and today we have the top gifts for those people on your list who like to stay active. Whether you have a runner, a yoga lover, a cross-fitter, a traveler, or someone who just focuses on their overall well being, we have the perfect gift here!

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An Owner’s Manual for Your Vagina

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.

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The Orgasms You Could Be Having

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!

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Active Moms Recovering After Baby: Cinch It

Congratulations! Whether this is your first baby or 5th, as an active mom, you surely deserve and need your down time with your new baby. However, it’s no secret that you probably are longing and desiring to get back to your active lifestyle. One of the drawbacks new or veteran moms deal with is the restoration of your core – the belly. Your belly did an amazing job of holding your child within your womb, now it’s time to give it back some love. With a loving hug by Cinch Signature Tummy Wrap, it’s the perfect solution to help support and tone your belly after a natural or c-section birth!

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Take Back Your Sex Life

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. 

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End Winter Hibernation with Rec Warehouse

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.

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What to Do When You Can’t Pick a Candidate

Everyone is in an uproar over who will be the next President of the United States. Seriously, people are freaking out. We are supposed to get behind a candidate and defend them to the death because we are supposed to believe that the next President is the person who will fix the things that we believe are broken. Our destiny is in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, right? Wrong. Those two don’t control the destiny of our country and they most certainly don’t control the destiny of you and your family. Change doesn’t come down from the top. True change, change that matters, grows from the ground up. Big change is rooted in small beginnings like a seed before it grows into a tree. 

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