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Women's Health Influence

Joan Sather MPH RD writes about how our health choices affect those around us over at Nutrition Know How. And that’s a wonderful thing!  Think of those around you when you need some extra motivation to eat nutritiously and be physically active. …
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Iron Girl Q & A

Iron Girl, the premier women’s-only event-based brand, is more than just a girl thing. It is a way to get females of all ages and fitness levels outside and hitting the pavement to better themselves physically and mentally. Launched in…
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Fit Girl Series: We Did It!

Ainsley and I RAN a mile on Saturday. We walked two more miles after that. Added 100 sit-ups each and a bunch of lunges. Then we went back and did it again on Sunday! It felt GREAT! 5K here we come! Fit Girl Series: Accept Your Body Fit…
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Fit Girl Series: Accept Your Body

You can never, ever, not-in-a-million years, love and accept yourself from the couch. If feelings were math "accepting your body" is a mathematical impossibility if you are not in touch with and caring for your body. It's not only ineffective,…
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Fit Girl Series - Friends, Strangers With Candy

Ainsley's in the other room reading to her brother and my husband and I are having a consultation with her doctor. And I'm hearing myself say this, I don't understand how this could be happening. This doesn't make any sense. We're doing most…
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Fit Girl Series - Comparing Children

My husband and I are sitting in the doctor's office and we've done the math - Ainsley is officially "overweight." Her BMI is over 19. Not by much, but over. I'm trying to wrap my brain around how this could happen and what it means. Like…

Fit Girl Series Poll

<a href ="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1340570/" >How much exercise/physical play do your kids get? </a> <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href ="http://www.polldaddy.com">…

Fit Girl Series - Eat This, Not That!

I bought that book Eat This, Not That! and already I've found a list of foods where I'm totally falling for the lies on the packaging. Eat This, Not That! is crafted to specifically target belly fat—by filling you with smart, healthy choices…
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Fit Girl Series - BIG FAT LIARS!!!

America's kids are fat. Parents are taking the blame. Aren't parents ultimately responsible for their kids' health? But, this nice and tidy excuse rubs me the wrong way. It rubs me in the same way that the pornification of girls' Halloween…
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Fit Family = Fit Girl

There are millions of parents out there who, like me, worry about their children's weight and the weight of children in general. 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese In the last 3 decades the…

The Girl Revolution Launch Party & Contest Rules

Welcome to The Girl Revolution Launch Party. Either you've been a loyal reader of Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me for the last two years or you're a newby and will want to spend time exploring the categories. Either way, I could not be happier…