All Blog Posts Tagged 'exercise' (167)

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Secrets To My Energy All Day!

My day starts at 5.30 a.m. almost every day and I don’t rest until 11 p.m. I am a full time mom of a toddler, a full time blogger and a full time house maker. Often, I have been asked how do I manage to sustain my energy all day and look fresh and vibrant at the same time? Today I decided to answer…

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Added by kiipfit on September 5, 2014 at 4:29pm — No Comments

How long am I supposed to run?

I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Contribution of Bananas in our Diet

The moment we think of bananas, the first three things that come to our mind are carb, fat and calories. But our body does need some calories, fat and carbs for general survival and well-being. Banana has some amazing nutritional facts, which are essential for…

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Added by kiipfit on August 27, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

The influence of siblings on your weight

My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

I need to go stand outside now

I have fond memories of my Mom telling me to "go outside and play" almost every day in the summer (thanks, Mom!). And so I did: I explored our neighborhood parks, rode my bike and chased fireflies. It was fun.



In college, I didn't own a car and I walked everywhere. I spent hours outside classrooms soaking up the sunshine.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 18, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

When Too Much Is Too Much

I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning.  I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard.  It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good.  What did I do?  Let's see...

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Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Keep up the good work, moms and dads!

My husband and I played tag this weekend with our son and niece. Playing tag as an adult is completely different than how you remember it. For starters, a big chunk of the fun is watching children react when they realize you are chasing them: They fall down in fits of giggles, try to direct you to tag someone else and even run toward you just to become "it" next. I also learned that my husband still tries to chase after me, which after…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 5, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

Want to fight childhood obesity? Start earlier than you think

My son is at that awkwardly perfect age where he is honest about other people's appearances. "Look, Mommy! That man is short," or "Why is that woman covered in wrinkles?" or "That person is fat!" have all been uttered by him at a decibel level usually reserved for jackhammers.

We try to mitigate this at home by celebrating people's difference. We focus on the differences…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 18, 2014 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.



For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Something's gotta give

Career-wise, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. (I think we've talked about that before.) Once I dropped ballerina and astronaut off my potential job list, life got a little less interesting. But, I've always known that I wanted to be a mom. And now my life is interesting every day because of my son. I never know what that kid will say…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

The elusive work/life balance

There is a legend passed down amongst mothers. The details differ depending on who tells it, but it is about a woman who is able to fulfill her duties in a rewarding job, then be the perfect wife and mother to multiple children, all while still volunteering at PTA events and holding monthly cocktail parties. She also makes an excellent souffle.

It is the myth of the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 24, 2014 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Stop reading this and go outside and play

I'm going to keep this one short today, too (just like Monday's post).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 22, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Standing up for myself (so I don't die)

I am standing at the kitchen sink eating my cereal. All by myself. And I'm OK with that.

Most of us have seen last year's study about prolonged sitting being detrimental to our health. If you haven't read the study, and you don't want to click on that link, I'll…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Walking with your children

With Autumn approaching there seems no better time to get your little ones away from the computer screens and walking. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to be out and about, there is nothing more satisfying…

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Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

3 Great Benefits of Increased Physical Activity and Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside.  Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play.  Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s.  No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off.  Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby.  However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth.  Rapid weight…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester.  Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes.  In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

What have I done?

Someone recently asked me how I got to where I am at this point in my weight loss journey.



This question led me to start thinking, "What have I done?"



No, seriously! WHAT HAVE I DONE?



I'm losing my sanity over here!! Okay, this post has nothing to do with my kids...Sanity can come back for a few minutes at…

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Added by Rebecca Moree on July 1, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments

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