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Why Kids Are Fat

My husband was just informed by a police officer that he would call child protective services on us. He gave us a warning, this time. Our crime? We let him ride his bike outside in front of our house. In a residential neighborhood with…

Obesity & Late Puberty for Boys

According to an article, Puberty gap: Obesity splits boys, girls on MSNBC.com, new studies have indicated that the current obesity epidemic among children is causing boys to hit puberty later than previous generations. Girls appear to be hitting…
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Yoga Treats Eating Disorders

From Time Magazine's article The Year In Health, A session of yoga for teens with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders may provide more than spiritual and physical boost; it could also help them get over their illness, according to…
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Peer Pressure

Picking up speed, finish line in sight, bursting through my personal barrier of "I can't run", on my Race for the Cure 5k this weekend I congratulated myself for finally filling my life with positive peer pressure. Now, how do I translate the…
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Breast Cancer = BAD, Cure = Good

I feel sure that this is perhaps the only thing ever written on The Girl Revolution that is not in any way controversial: Breast Cancer is Bad. Donating money for breast cancer research is good. Pixascope Creative Agency and Between the…
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Famine Brain and Body Image

The other day I put away my scale. Hid it where I won't think about it anymore. I'd been weighing every Monday morning. It's not that it's telling me bad news . . . its just that what I've been doing isn't working. I'm not getting the results…
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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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Fit Girl Series: Ainsley Won 5K!

WE DID IT! Ainsley and I ran a 5K. Our time was 47 minutes. She WON 2nd place. (Only 2 children ran the 5K instead of the kids' mile.) Run - walk - run - walk - run - walk. Come on Ains, we can do this, let's run to that cone and then…
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Fit Girl Series: Who's Body Is It Anyway?

This post is simultaneously published on PunditMoms' Mother's of Intention Series. I ate the rest of the popcorn, Ainsley reported with her "am I in trouble?" face. Was that healthy for your body? I asked her. Uh, no, she said. You know,…
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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…