Health & Fitness

On Becoming Fearless

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Like any sane person, I was afraid to ride a bike through New York City. But The Husband persuaded me to venture out with him to the safe, protected, beautiful paths along the West Side Highway or through Central Park. To get there, […]

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“Hormone Disruptors”: Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Many see “hormone disruptors” and think that they only matter to “women of a certain age.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, eight glands in the endocrine system produce and release hormones that regulate everything from metabolism and growth and development, […]

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Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family…the holiday season is upon us—and along with it, a number of challenges to the body, mind, and spirit. The good news is there’s a simple solution: the practice of supported yoga poses that nurture the body, replenish […]

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From Mayhem to Mindful

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Several months ago, I had an opportunity to attend an extraordinary conference at Harvard University, entitled Meditation and Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh. An advocate of all things meditation, I’d found that the foundation of most meditative […]

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Addressing the ADD/ADHD “Epidemic”

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The holiday season brings a buzz of excitement and activity, but for those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or its close cousin, attention-deficit disorder (ADD), this time of year can be particularly difficult. Stress, sugar, and cabin fever can worsen the symptoms of these increasingly […]

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Chem Fatale: Toxic Chemicals in WHAT?!

by guest blogger Cassidy Randall, director of outreach for Women’s Voices for the Earth WARNING: We are about to delve into an intimate and maybe uncomfortable topic: toxic chemicals in feminine care products. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously? Now I have to worry about toxic chemicals in THOSE, too?” The answer, unfortunately, is yes. (For now, […]

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12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine
Fitness for You this Year!

by guest blogger Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates What does being fit look and feel like to your innermost informant? Is it limited to shape, tone, and size, or is it based on quality of movement? Is it […]

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Stocking up on Seasonal Super Foods

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, many of us have embraced localism, doing the extra work to find items that are locally grown and raised rather than shipped thousands of miles from foreign locations. We do this for […]

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