I haven’t worked out since I got pregnant with Rex — that’s more than 2 years ago. As a result, many of my muscles have fallen asleep. I didn’t realize this until I met David Reavy. He’s a physical therapist who founded React Physical Therapy in Chicago, and he has a new approach to treating injuries that works.
I schlep my sons (25 pounds and 17 pounds) everywhere. I carry them on my hip up and down and contort my body in such positions that I work my arms so hard, they shake from fatigue. I walk around feeling as though my shoulders are touching my ears, my lower back has a lingering soreness and my body alignment is now cockeyed. To my fellow moms, you know what I’m talking about. Read More
I’ve gotten plenty of pitches for products claiming to make you look younger and skinnier. But the latest one takes the cake; a new oral pill called Go Away Gray that claims to permanently halt and reverse the graying process. Can you believe?! Read More
Finding the perfect balance between a fun yet effective fitness plan is not an easy, but a quickly expanding workout trend appears to be doing both with ease. Located in Los Angeles, Heel Hop fitness classes were created by certified fitness instructor and experienced dancer, Kamilah Barrett. Instead of gym shoes, you work out in your favorite pair of 2 1/2 to 3 in. sling-backs. The class is like a sassed up Zumba class, combining a low impact full body workout to not only tone and strengthen your legs and core muscles but build your balance and confidence to ultimately transform you into an expert high heel-wearer. Heel Hop fitness is not the first of its kind. Programs like Stiletto Strength (NYC), Stiletto Fitness(Kansas City), and Vegas Stiletto Fitness (Las Vegas, St. Louis, Denver, and several Texas cities) are steadily cropping up across the country. If you’re like me, you might initially wonder if this could cause any harm or stress to your joints? According to Kamilah, Heel Hop classes are completely safe. However, medical experts say the verdict is still out on whether or not working out in high heels is any worse than just walking in them.
Have you ever thought about how much grime, oil, and germs are on our touch screen phones? When you think about it, and how can you not, it’s pretty gross. Especially with this horrible flu going around, if there were ever a time to be better about disinfecting your phone, this is it.
We found a simple solution: GoSwype Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. It’s made up of an antibacterial microfiber, which unlike other cloths that just wipe away finger smudges, this one does that AND kills 98% of the bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella. It’s $1.99 a cloth and lasts up to 200 wipes. After using the GoSwype for two weeks, I was really impressed with how clear it kept my screen, plus there was no more ick-factor when handling my phone.
posted by Elizabeth
There’s something to be said for a big bag full of trick-or-treated, sugary goodness. And there’s also something to be said for treats that are delicious and healthy at the same time. Healthy candy sounds like a gimmick (and an oxymoron) to us, but the UNREAL candy company’s candy is free of all the fake junk that’s in conventional sweets. By fake junk we mean: corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, GMO, artificial flavors and synthetic colors. It also has less sugar and more fiber and protein than other brands. Read More