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January 20, 2017

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The 5 Things My Illness Forced Me to Learn—That Everyone Should Know

For some, chronic illness descends slowly with intermittent aches and pains. For me, it came overnight: One week I was bouncing around Nashville bars; the next I was hunched over at work with headaches, fatigue, and body aches.

At age 22, I’d come down with the Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as mono. It shattered my immune system and completely derailed my life. I was bedridden for the good part of a year, and I've spent the last five years dealing with near-constant chronic fatigue, pain, and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).

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January 06, 2017

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Sports Parenting: 3 valuable lessons picked up from 10 years of work

My oldest son is only 4 and I am already thinking about what it will be like if he ends up being an athlete.

But not for him – for me.

As a Mental Skills Coach, I know the positive potential that sport has: involvement helps to build confidence, character, determination and more. Having worked with young athletes for over a decade, I also know that there are challenges athletes will face, including frustration, lack of confidence and stress.

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December 23, 2016

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How Much You Should Be Exercising If You Sit at a Desk All Day

The perils of sitting all day aren't good. Researchers have shown that remaining stationary for extended periods of time (like at your 9-to-5 desk job) can be detrimental to your health. While exercise is a big part of offsetting the harmful effects of sitting, it was unclear how many gym sessions were needed to help — until now.

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November 01, 2016

Posted in anxiety, girls, mental health, sleeplessness, stress, women

5 Ways To Still Your Mind

 A quiet and still mind is a state of emotional and mental calmness. When in this state, you may feel that your brain is empty’ and free. You don’t have stress, worries or any fears. You tend to experience a sense of freedom and happiness.

Most people end up their day in bed thinking of what they can do the next day, what they should have done during the day and thinking about friends, job, family, vacations etc.

The day-to-day hassles exhaust your body and mind. During the night, when it’s time to relax and have a good sleep, your mind is still racing and trying to process tons of information.

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October 22, 2016

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Breast Support for Sports Critical for Women

Running is a fitness routine that can support almost any athletic endeavor, and it also has one of the lowest investment costs of any sport. All a runner really needs to buy is a good pair of shoes, right? Not so, say local apparel experts. That thinking only works for half of the population. The other half needs another piece of equipment equally as vital to comfort and support: a quality sports bra.

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October 10, 2016

Posted in female athletes, health, supplements, vitamins, women

3 Supplements Every Woman Should Be Taking

There are a lot of questions from women wondering which specific supplements (if any) they should be taking. .

For starters, the basic "foundational" supplements such as a multivitamin, CoQ10, and fish oil apply universally to both men and women. However, as many women know, their specific requirements can be very different than men.

In this post, you'll learn about three more supplements that all women should be taking. Note that we're not including hormone balance here, since it’s a complex topic and suggestions vary greatly from woman to woman.

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September 26, 2016

Posted in female athletes, health, hydrate, water, women

This Is Exactly What Happens When You Drink Too Much Water (Spoiler: It's Not Good)

Now that we know the effects of not getting enough water, let's emphasize the balance here — don't go overboard with the H2O! Here's another installment of "keep a healthy balance so you don't ruin your body."

While drinking enough water is essential to weight loss, energy levels, glowing skin, and mitigated anxiety, going overboard on hydration can actually be harmful. Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. said, "There is always the case of too much of a good thing. Some people are such water drinking devotees that they are aquaholics, resulting in overhydration."

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