Nora Vs. The Tumor and How We're Redefining "Normal"
A while ago, I wrote a little ditty about how much I love surprises
. Because the Universe doesn’t differentiate the intricacies of the English language, it took me literally and delivered me a surprise that can only be described as one doozy of a humdinger.
No, not a baby left on my doorstep. Not a puppy in a basket. Not a long-lost twin that my parents had been hiding from me. Not even a...
7 Exercises to Get Back in Shape After Pregnancy
Getting back into pre-baby shape is a lot harder than plain old getting fit. For one, if you're breast-feeding you are probably raging hungry and two; you have a little one who demands the majority of your time. Sleep deprivation is a whole other topic.
I've discovered the best way to work out is if my baby can be part of it. If you saw my recent feature in the Globe and Mail
6 Things You Should Know Before Exercising After a Baby
Twice a week, I punish myself with a high intensity workout. My goal is simple: To get my pre-pregnancy pants on (and zipped up
) without holding my breath/passing out.
Personal Trainer Stephanie Sibbio of Think Fitness
has a butt and thighs that no doubt bring her equal doses of admiration from men and cut-eye from women. For this reason I let her hurt me every Thursday morning (and then her...
Review Of The Week: Health Clubs and Yoga Studios
Let me start by quoting the amazingly sculpted abs Fergie, "My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym, just workin' on my fitness".
Now, that Fergalicious
is officially stuck in your head, it's time to talk Review of the Week! If anyone's been using their buns o' steel workout videos, it is definitely Fergie so if you also have a fitness secret to share this week, review it for a...
4 Health Issues Every Woman Should Know About: Tips from Dr. Mehmet Oz
We all understand the value of starting healthy habits early in life - things like regular vigorous exercise, eating a balanced diet, and taking “me time”.
ChickAdvisor recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Emmy award-winning Dr. Oz Show
(now in its 3rd season), about some of the other important health issues women should pay attention to now in order to support...
Want to Lose Weight with Fasting or a Diet Cleanse? 3 Tips from Dr. Oz You Should Read First
Curious about trying a cleanse or fasting to lose weight? Sure you are - we've talked about this before
I recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Mehmet Oz for his thoughts on the subject. Dr. Oz, known for his Emmy Award-winning health and wellness-themed daytime television show
of the same name, is back for a 3rd season in the Oprah Winfrey Show's recently vacated timeslot.
New Study Reports On Health Implications Of Being A Single Mom
We all know (either first hand or by watching family or friends) that being a single mom is a stressful juggling act beyond what is experienced by many married moms. So the findings of a study by Ohio State University associate professor of sociology Kristi Williams don't surprise much, but they are important when thinking about the health implications and the support systems in place for...
Banking Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood: 7 Things You Need To Know
In the midst of joyful anticipation sorting out tiny onesies and planning the perfect colour scheme for the nursery, parents-to-be have some sobering decisions to make as well. Banking Baby’s umbilical cord blood for its precious stem cells is one form of insurance against possible medical needs of the future.
But do you know what’s really involved?Why is it important?
TV, Intellectual Junk Food, and Why I Need to Diet (...starting on Monday)
As a child, I was raised on a steady diet of whole milk and public television. For fun, I would read books or write short stories for my father to critique. On really crazy nights, my cousins and I would get to rent a VHS of the Pippi Longstocking movies, not even noticing how poorly they had been dubbed into English.
When my parents finally agreed to get cable during my middle school years, my...
Report: Research Linking Vaccines and Autism was Faked?
It's a topic every new parent agonizes over: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? A famous 1998 study supposedly linked the common childhood vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) to increased rates of autism - a claim that many parents took to heart, perhaps most famously Jenny McCarthy
While most pediatricians and health authorities insist that the dangers of Measles, Mumps or...