Falling-back to Standard Time

Good Morning Lovelies, It’s almost time to change the clocks; this weekend we fall-back to standard time.  This means shorter days and darker afternoons. Thankfully we’ll get a reprieve from those dark mornings we’re becoming accustomed to, and I like to think of those dark, cold days as an excuse to get cozy with my two loves.  Some people say … Read More

Healthy Habits Boost the Odds of Ageing Gracefully

Hey Gorgeous Gals! Honesty ladies, who wouldn’t want to age gracefully a la Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep or Christie Brinkley.  Oh, and have you seen Helen Mirren in a Bikini?  Seriously, not normal! Let’s talk about what I mean by ageing gracefully.  A recent study of  5100 people from the University College London in the U.K. defined successful aging as … Read More

Challenge: Sneak 10 Extra Minutes of Activity into Your Day

Hey Mamas, Can you squeeze in just 10 extra minutes of activity each day? Just 10 minutes; it’s no biggie and you’re going to feel the benefits! This is challenge put forward by Participaction, and I’m extending it to you. Now you’re thinking, my day is too busy for this nonsense. So, I’ll remind you that there’s someone out there … Read More

Motivational Monday

Hey Lady-birds, Just a little motivation for you this Monday morning. Today is your day, now get out there and show Monday who’s boss! xo Justine

Does Breastfeeding Help Shed the Baby Weight?

Hey there Mommies!  Science says that nursing moms burn an extra 300 – 500 extra calories per day, BUT as nursing moms we’re often advised to consume these extra calories to give us the energy to produce milk.  I’ll admit that in the early days of nursing I was RAVENOUS.   And I’ll tell you, I wasn’t craving egg-white omelets … Read More

Are you getting the flu shot?

Good morning ladies!  Every year I debate about whether or not to get the flu shot, and to be honest, last year was the first year that I bothered getting it.  I’ve always been more of a subscriber of the hygiene hypothesis; germs aren’t always a bad thing!    Having a baby at home definitely made me think twice about the risks … Read More

23 1/2 Hours…What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Hello Lovelies, Here’s a Monday morning question for you: In terms of disease  prevention, which intervention  makes the biggest difference to our health?!?  This intervention reduces the rates of pain and disability in people with knee arthritis.  In older patients this intervention reduces the progression of Alzheimers and dementia.  In post-menopausal women this intervention decreases the risk of hip fracture, and in the general … Read More

Regrets

Happy Friday!  Just a little reminder as we head into the weekend, we only regret the workouts that we DON’T do.  Am I right, ladies?!   Get out there and do something active with family and friends this weekend.  If we catch a break in the rain, I’ll be heading down into my local ravine for a hike with the … Read More

Skinny-fat and Stressed Out

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic, and it’s not just affecting the stereotypical middle aged, overweight and inactive.  We’re talking about slim, young women that are seemingly perfectly healthy.  Many of us are choosing to control weight through food choices alone, but moderate exercise is key for prevention.  Check out this eye-opening article from Women’s Health … Read More

You ARE Beautiful.

Get off the scale, ladies! The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. I’m loving the words of Steve Maraboli, Author of Life, the … Read More