I'm back to work and lots of my coworkers have stated that they plan on getting healthier in the New Year. I'm not big on resolutions (I like challenges instead), but I try to remain supportive of their efforts and take walks with them whenever they need a buddy. I think that anything we can do to move more in the day is a good goal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 11, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments
At the beginning of December, on my birthday I gave myself a very peculiar gift. I found a lump in my right breast. A little round, pea sized, lump. My breath stopped by the idea, by the feeling, by the enormity of it.
What did I do? I went on google. The biggest mistake a person could make? Probably, so. I went to my husband. His breath stopped.
Yank’s worst nightmare? His mom had breast cancer, 23 years ago. Nightmare, shitload of it, the feeling of the biggest fear and a…Continue
Added by Anna Rathkopf on December 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I have a knack for remembering the theme songs to 80s television shows and commercials. (My husband is both in awe and disturbed by this "talent.") I would like to think that this is some sort of mental agility on behalf of my amazing memory, but the reality is that I watched too much TV and those jingles were meant to be catchy. So, they stuck in my brain, much like how I was stuck on Band-Aids brand ('cause Band-Aids stuck on…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 28, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Most moms have so little time to get into a regular home exercise program. Not only do they get so busy taking care of the kids, some of the today's moms also work at home, which makes it even harder to get to the gym or join a health club. There are errands to run, shopping to do, housework, soccer practice,…Continue
Something very silly occurred to me the other day, as I was thinking about how I don't make enough time in my day for exercise. My problem is that I have been looking at my schedule for a large block of time, but the truth is I don't need that. I just need 15 minutes.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments
I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 2, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
I have not been running as regularly as I should. Every morning, I flip through the list of excuses of why I shouldn't run today:…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 21, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
I took yoga in college, and I loved it. I felt that it was a great way for me to relax my body and my mind in the middle of a hectic workload. I learned how to stretch out my body, how to move for both relaxation and for energy and how to breathe.
It's funny how often I forget about that last…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 18, 2016 at 6:43am — No Comments
Questions You Must Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation…Continue
Added by Virginia Eastman on November 9, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Creams Vs. Pellet Therapy
Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as natural hormone therapy helps with the normal restoration of biochemical balance in our body. It does not aggravate your risk of any side effects or complications in the long term as is seen with synthetic hormonal formulas. Having said that, the benefits and efficiency of the BHRT depends largely on its…Continue
Added by Olivia Clark on November 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Selecting a primary care provider for your family is no easy task especially since it can trickle down into a matter of life and death if the wrong decision is taken. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind to ensure that you make the right choice.
Find out who’s ‘on the network’
Added by Zyana Morris on October 20, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments
It must have been a particularly bad dream.
My son doesn't have bad dreams very often, but this one was awful enough for him to leave his bed, make his way down the stairs and traverse through the dark all the way to our bedroom. I woke at the sound of our door opening. He wasn't crying, but I did let him…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 19, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments
I was trying to concentrate at work, when I heard it. A phlegmy cough. Then a pause. Then that cough again. Someone in my office was sick.
I admit to being guilty of this myself - going to work while sick. I have rationalized this because I think "it's just a cold," that I can "work through it" or that I…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments
I'm not wearing my fitbit anymore.
A few months ago, my fitbit stopped recording my data. I was alarmed and upset as I tapped away at the screen only to stare into an empty, unlit space. After a long period of time on the charger, several internet searches and a pulled apart paperclip, I got it up and…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments
Staying and Working in Japan was an amazing experience for me. I stayed for a very long time in Nagoya and Tokyo. I learnt many interesting facts about healthy and happy lifestyle there.
It was very difficult for me to settle down at first as the cultural difference and the eating habits are tremendously different.…
A few weeks ago, my son greeted me after work with this perfectly ordinary statement: "We had cotton candy today at camp!"…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 2, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
My ears always perk up when I hear something getting linked to nature instead of nurture. (Science is cool.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
My eye doctor's office texted me to say that it was time for my annual eye exam. And I immediately set up my appointment.
To put this in perspective, my dentist and my regular doctor have also both notified me for an appointment. But I haven't responded to them. (I will, just not right now.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 24, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
When my son was a baby he slept all the time. (Mostly while laying on me.) I remember having to wake him up to feed him and all the times he fell asleep while still breastfeeding. When I asked our doctor about all this, she asked some questions about family history and determined that everything was fine. She added that we were lucky because our son slept so well.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments
There is something odd about my life right now.
My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments