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…

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!…

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,…

Fitness Friday: 5 Ways to Help Bust Stress & Anxiety

Fitness Friday: 5 Ways to Help Bust Stress & Anxiety

Hey GIT Girls! I want to talk to you all today for Fitness Friday: 5 Ways to Help Bust Stress & Anxiety. In times when stress is high, your body produces a damaging hormone called cortisol, which increases inflammation throughout body. Plus, adrenaline (epinephrine), a hormone responsible for the human fight or flight response to fear, panic, or perceived threat. Adrenaline increases your heart rate and blood sugar, and opens up the bronchioles in the lungs, among other effects, to perform some sort of physical activity. But when stress occurs for a…

Seven Superfoods for Super Health

Seven Superfoods for Super Health

Hey GIT Girls! Much has been written and said about Superfoods, a marketing term used to hype certain foods with conceived health benefits. Supposed benefits aside, there are certain fantastic foods that are rich in proteins and complex carbs as well as power-packed with vitamins, minerals, and other healthful components. Below are seven such nutrient-rich superfoods. (Click HERE to download): More on Broccoli – In addition, broccoli is packed with phytochemicals—substances that provide plants with its color, smell and flavor. Research has shown that they may have several health properties,…

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

Hey GIT Girls! There are times of the year you probably display a less-than-cheerful attitude. I am not talking about full-on depression, which may require medication and talk therapy. It’s more like a case of the blues, whether it’s from work-woes or lack of daylight, as in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs in the fall and winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight. Instead of running to get a prescription from your doctor to help you cope, there are non-medical means you can practice…

Preparing Your Body for Summer by Lady E

Preparing Your Body for Summer by Lady E

Hey GIT Girls! If you’re like me, you look forward to summer.  Summertime is the time of the year where you can walk outside without a jacket, get some much needed vitamin D from the nice warm sun, and it’s when many of us want to look our very best and show it.  Know this: the key to looking the part starts long before June, July, and August! It begins with watching what you eat during the winter and spring months so that come summer, your body will be ready…

Gigi’s Fitness Update #2

Gigi’s Fitness Update #2

Hey GIT Girls! January’s goal in my 12 Months to a Better You challenge is filled with excitement! In my personal fitness update for Week 3, I am addressing the ever-frustrating topic of….workout apparel. I’ve been doing the workout plan I designed (you can download it HERE) I immediately realized is that I was in desperate need of proper workout gear! Yes, it was partly vanity…BUT… It was also for increased functionality. We’ve all had the experience of getting into a workout and constantly having to tug and pull on your…