Fitness Friday: Are Your Beauty Products Harming You?

Fitness Friday: Are Your Beauty Products Harming You?

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: Are Your Beauty Products Harming You? is here. Fitness Friday: Are Your Beauty Products Harming You? Lately, I started taking note of what natural and organic products, such as shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes and lotions, among other cosmetics, decided to remove from their ingredients for safety measures. Sure, eating health and exercise are two ways to improve your health. But why not stop using toiletries that contain potential harmful chemicals that may help you avoid possible illnesses? So, I changed my shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste, for…

Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green

Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green is here! This week’s focus will be on Going Green. Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Go Green For many Americans, it’s become quite a hot topic as we are becoming more and more health conscious, while also wanting to help preserve the environment.  Those who Go Green do things such as grow their own food or use reusable bags at the grocery store. How Else Can I Go Green? However, there are also simpler measures you can take which I will…

Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women

Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women is here! Working your core muscles (abs, lower back, glutes, hips) while pregnant can present challenges because lying on your back during the second and third trimesters is contraindicated. This is due to the weight of the enlarged uterus, as it could constrict the inferior vena cava — the vein that returns blood to the heart from your legs. If you do, you might end up feeling dizzy, out of breath, or nauseous.  Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core…

Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass On the Salt

Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass On the Salt

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Pass on the Salt is here! This week, let’s have a conversation about salt. Have you ever been around someone who added it to every meal before they even tasted it? Or are you that person? Many of us are guilty of having way too much sodium in our diets. And this is a primary reason hypertension and unhealthy hearts are on the rise and are cause for major concern.  How Much Salt or Sodium Is Too Much? According to the American Heart Association, 75%…

Modern Girl Monday: Being Better to Our Boobies

Modern Girl Monday: Being Better to Our Boobies

Hey GIT Girls! Modern Girl Monday: Being Better to Our Boobies is here. As we get deeper into March (Women’s HERstory Month), I want to dedicate this post to ALL my ladies as well as each and EVERY woman whom breast cancer has in some way touched. Modern Girl Monday: Being Better to Our Boobies As a woman who has never had a mammogram, despite previously asking for one and being denied because I was “too young”, I write this with a feeling of relief that I haven’t had one….

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy is here! So, you’re thinking about having your own little one? That’s great! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy But there are a few things that you can do before conception, during your pregnancy, and postpartum to increase the odds of optimal health for you and your baby. Eat better and take a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement. Make sure to check with your physician before you start a prenatal supplementation program Here…

Fitness Friday: 7 Exercise Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Fitness Friday: 7 Exercise Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 7 Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy is here. Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life. For women who are avid exercisers, it doesn’t mean you have to stop when you are pregnant. Furthermore, for women who are beginning a working out program for the first time in a long time during their pregnancy, you can still partake in a workout program. In both cases, following a set of exercise guidelines will help to ensure your safety and the safety of your coming…

Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain is here! Recent studies reveal that 80 percent of Americans will experience some sort of back problem in their lifetime. That’s because poor everyday habits, such as improper lifting techniques and sitting for long periods of time may lead to tired, weak back muscles, causing pain in the region. Plus, other activities like gardening and overdoing it at the gym may be other culprits that cause this pressing, achy dilemma.   But it doesn’t have to be that way!…

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber

Hey GIT Girls! Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts on Fiber is here. Fiber is a very important part of your diet. Although not mentioned as often, but it has very important benefits. Let’s take a look at some of fiber’s benefits. A Few Facts on Fiber – Are You Getting Enough? Fiber By The Numbers Okay, so I know more about fiber but how much do I need a day? Women: 25 grams Men: 38 grams Kids: Their age is + 5 grams How Can I Tell How Much Fiber Is In…

Fitness Friday: 6 Ways to Manage Pain in Women

Fitness Friday: 6 Ways to Manage Pain in Women

Hey GIT Girls! It’s time for Fitness Friday: 6 Ways to Manage Pain in Women Painkiller abuse amongst women is a real problem in American society. Opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, which are mostly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, are on the rise. In fact, every 3 minutes, a woman goes to the emergency room for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse (CDC Vital Signs, 2013). Scientists who study painkiller misuse and/or abuse have discovered special issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding,…