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Working Out Post C-Section

Caesarean delivery or a C-section has become a common surgical procedure but it is still considered major surgery which means that you need time to recover. This does not mean that you need complete bed rest; in fact, a gentle post C-section workout regimen can help you heal faster and prevent complications. In most cases, new mothers are advised to limit their daily exercise to walking for the fi ...[Read More]

Protein Powder Holiday Treats

Protein Powder Holiday Treats

If you’re looking to bump your protein intake but are tired of protein shakes… Add some new protein powder holiday treats into your routine! Consuming an adequate amount of protein is essential for supporting a healthy metabolism and helping muscles recover from intense workouts.  (Read more about the benefits of protein here) And while I love a good protein shake, the recipes bel ...[Read More]

Best Home Gym Exercise Mat

Best Home Gym Exercise Mat

If you’ve been part of BeyondFit for any length of time, you know it’s no secret that I LOVE home workouts.  I haven’t had a gym membership in over 7 years and am in the best shape of my life. But when my usual workout space in the garage was flooded, I had to get creative… I turned one corner of my home office into a “gym” and needed a fitness/yoga mat that would protect the flooring. If you ...[Read More]

Tips to Maintain Your Pelvic Floor Health After Childbirth

Tips to Maintain Your Pelvic Floor Health After Childbirth

A woman’s pelvic floor is a cluster of muscles, ligaments and tissue that stretches across the pelvic bones. It is responsible for supporting organs which include the bladder, uterus, vagina and bowels. During both pregnancy and birth, the pelvic muscles stretch due to the weight of your baby, hormones, and the strain during labor. As soon as you’re comfortable enough after giving birth, you can b ...[Read More]

Lung Cancer Awareness

Thank you AstraZeneca for sponsoring this post. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Now more than ever, there is reason for hope. Please visit LIVE W.E.L.L. and LVNG With Lung Cancer for more information. In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, accounting for approximately 154,000 deaths each year and about one-quarter of all cancer dea ...[Read More]

How to Modify Planks

How to Modify Planks

The plank is my favorite AB exercise for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, hips, and back. But, there are times when you may need to modify planks and I’ve outlined when and why.   When done properly, str ...[Read More]

A Day in The Life + The Slipper You’ll Never Take Off

This post is sponsored by Isotoner but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   How do I fit fitness into my daily mom life? Things are pretty crazy right now between running an online business, running local boot camps, and even more importantly, taking care of my duties as a wife and mom. Right now, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I love anything that has th ...[Read More]

3 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween

3 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween

HALLOWEEN…. this one night can easily set your family up for a week or two or three of sugar overload (plus all the artificial colors and flavors!) Here are my favorite 3 tricks for having a FUN Halloween without compromising your healthy living too much. 1. Have a healthy themed after school snack or dinner before they start trick or treating.  Heathy can be fun too, so why not start t ...[Read More]

3 Ways to Stay Healthy During the School Year

3 Ways to Stay Healthy During the School Year

Thank you Council For Responsible Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I am proud to be one of the 170 million Americans who take dietary supplements each year! School is not just a place where KIDS learn and grow. As many moms, teachers and classroom mentors have come to find out, school is also a place where GERMS grow. If you spend a lot of time in classrooms, you’ve probably experienced first h ...[Read More]

Farm to Table: Knowing Where My Food Comes From

Thank you Perdue® for sponsoring this post. As a health and wellness professional, I care about the welfare of animals that supply food for myself and my family. Recently, I’ve taken more time to educate myself about these issues, and am passionate about giving you the information you need to make mindful choices when deciding where your food comes from for our family. Food education is an opportu ...[Read More]