Spring Allergies


After staying indoors for much of winter, spring is a welcome relief for most people. While the longer days, green grass and blossoming plants herald in the new season, they also bring the return of pollen. Spring allergies often occur because of pollen. If spending time outside in the spring makes your eyes start to water and your nose run, you may be one of the 40 million Americans suffering from springtime allergies.

List of Foods That a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Can Eat


Lacto-ovo vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy. Eating a diet that is high enough in nutrients is a concern for some vegetarians. If you are a vegan, you do not eat any animal products including dairy and eggs, so getting enough protein and calcium takes some dietary planning. Lacto-ovo vegetarians get protein from the dairy and eggs they eat, but women still need to pay attention to getting enough iron in their diet.

Effective Upper Body Exercises You Can Do At Home


The holiday season is fast approaching and that means carbs and more carbs! To help combat the effects of too much pumpkin pie, Brooke Burke and her trainer, fitness expert Greg Joujon-Roche, have shared some great exercises with hand weights to tone and tighten your upper body. These three simple and effective work-out moves are perfect for moms who want to show off some killer arms and shoulders! Starbursts 1. Spread your legs and squat slightly, keeping your core engaged.

8 Easy Ways to Be Happy


Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. – Pharrell Williams A lot has been made in our culture about how to be happy. Pop stars sing about it. Ivy League professors lecture about it. Best-selling authors write about it. “Positive psychology” has become a popular field for researchers exploring the roots of […]

9 Body Image Questions You Need to Ask Your Daughter


Inspiring your daughter to be a healthy, fit, and confident young lady takes more than just driving her to ballet class, emphasizing a longer hemline, and serving up smoothies on Saturdays. In order to really connect with your daughter and discover how she sees herself and her body you have to ask the tough questions and be willing to listen with an open heart (and often a shut mouth) as she answers.

8 Ways to Teach Your Kids Mindful Eating


Introducing whole foods to your children is an exciting time, and one that can likely start you down a road of wondering whether or not you are providing them with the right foods, at the right time. While parents share many similar questions and concerns surrounding food for their kids (especially if they’re picky eaters), […]