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Posts Tagged ‘webmd’

Soaking up the sun

Last week I was walking up to one of my classes where students were waiting for the previous class to get finished so we could practice yoga. One student looked at me and said something to the effect that I looked happy and smiling. I said, it’s the sun! We are transitioning into Spring. Last week […]


Exercising Kegel muscles

One of my long-time friends and readers mentioned that jumping rope or jumping in a moon bouncer is difficult … post child birth without … err … umm … peeing your pants. Since I don’t plan to have children luckily for me I won’t experience this. But she brought up Kegel exercises. And what the […]


Keep healthy this flu season

I got my flu shot on Friday. Over the weekend it occurred to me that I should write a post about it. Mostly because there are so many myths about getting the flu shot. I have gotten the flu shot for at least the past 10 years in a row (and got it while I […]


Benefits of chia seeds

A friend at work recently recommended I try chia seeds. I have heard of them before and knew they were supposed to be good for you. But I hadn’t sought them out. Recently at the grocery I saw them and decided to buy them and try them out. My friend uses the seeds in her morning […]


Middle of the night leg cramps

Occasionally I get a charley horse in one of my legs in the middle of the night while sleeping. One time I got one in each calf. Wow, ouch! Over the past few nights I have woken up in the middle of the night twice with a charley horse in my left leg. According to […]


What’s the deal with gluten?

I know many people who have issues with gluten. Some just can’t eat it all. Some have to moderate. My nephew has an allergy to it that can stir up his asthma. Someone with celiac disease can’t eat gluten at all. Someone with intolerance or sensitivity, the science isn’t as clear whether or not their […]


It’s flu shot season

It is flu shot season. For at least the past 9 years I have gotten a flu shot. My company provides them for free and onsite. I am more inclined to get my flu shot if my company provides them and if they are easy to get onsite. I have had several jobs provide free […]


Delicious, healthy blueberries

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Curt and I were in Portland last weekend and I didn’t do anything remotely healthy to write about. And then coming back to a hectic and crazy time at work … When Curt and I were in Portland last weekend we were at a restaurant called Jake’s having […]


Protein secret revealed: It can help you lose weight (and keep you healthy)

This month’s nutrition challenge is about getting in enough protein every day. (Facebook event page here.) And the headline should be no secret, especially to my regular GFG! readers. But you all know how much I am into eating protein and writing about it. (And if you can stand it, I will discuss this in […]


Start jumping!

One of our exercise challenges this month in Go Fit Girl’s April Monthly Challenge is working the jump rope. If you want a major cardio workout, jump rope for 3 minutes (or longer). Jumping rope requires and builds coordination, is an easy and quick cardio workout and can be done almost anywhere. According to WebMD, […]