3 Ways You’re Hurting Your Neck Right Now

1. Sleeping with a pillow that doesn’t support your neck. Good pillows don’t just help you sleep more comfortably. They’re also useful for your neck.   2. Leaning over when you text. “Text neck” is what you get when you incline your head to look down at your cell phone! Text neck can add up to 60 pounds of strain on …

11 Sneaky Reasons Why You’re Always Tired

Are you consistently exhausted — even when you’re getting enough sleep? If so, there might be a few not-so-obvious reasons you’re so sluggish. Lucky for you, there are also a few pretty easy fixes! 1. YOU’RE NOT WAKING UP EARLY ENOUGH. Take your hand away from the snooze-button. While it may seem counter-intuitive, sleeping until the last possible second might actually be …

Fallen off the Weight Loss Wagon? 9 Tips to Get You Back on Track

1. Don’t be too hard on yourself.  This is the most important suggestion! This is the most common reason why people discontinue healthy habits.  Too often people throw in the towel because they feel they have blown it or it’s too hard, they then give themselves permission to continue to over indulge thus making it more difficult!  No one is …

The Busy Mom’s 20-Minute Circuit Workout

Your Go-To Circuit Workout With a new little cutie demanding attention 24/7, exercise seems impossible. But you don’t need to make the gym your second home to get back into pre-baby shape. Instead, do a circuit plan like this one—switching between high-intensity cardio and strength moves every minute—just a handful of times each week. It burns more calories than an …

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Your Baby Weight

“Rock-a-bye Baby” may be your little one’s theme song, but is yours more like “Bye-Bye Booty?” Some studies show that it can take, at minimum, the length of a full-term pregnancy to get a new mom’s body back to its pre-pregnancy size and shape. So, now is not too soon to take a closer look at your postnatal fitness and …

8 Steps to Easing Back into a Fitness Routine After Birth

The first thing to take into consideration when easing back into a fitness routine is to be realistic and patient. It took around 40 weeks to form the pregnant body and it could take nearly as long to fully return to your pre-pregnancy physical self. Birth is a transforming event. No matter if your labor is quick, long or surgical, …

5 Exercises for Your Post-Baby Belly

Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back The thought of doing a million crunches to get rid of your post–baby “pooch” sounds pretty boring, right? As luck would have it, you don’t need to, because crunches are as ineffective as they are dull for toning your ab muscles. In fact, working only the outer abdominal muscles, as crunches do, without strengthening the …

11 Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy

Hair Loss A few weeks after delivery, you may start losing large amounts of hair. The average person loses 100 hairs a day, but during pregnancy you were losing far less than that due to those raging hormones. Now that the pregnancy is over, your body will have to compensate and lose extra hair for the first six months after …

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

1. They practice gratitude. Counting their blessings, rather than their burdens, helps mentally strong people keep life in proper perspective. Their choice to be grateful shines through in their mood and behaviours. 2. They retain their personal power. Mentally strong people don’t give negative people power over them. They refuse to blame anyone for holding them back or dragging them down. 3. …