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#ShiftCon Sweat & Fitness Inspirations

The inaugural #ShiftCon social media conference for eco-wellness bloggers would not have been complete without a fitness component. Especially since Mamavation, with its popular fitness challenges, helped build the strength in numbers to create the conference, this seemed like an event calling on attendees to get up earlier, push harder and sweat! I was excited, […]

Continue Reading By on October 14, 2014 in blogging, fitness, wellness, women
Anne Brock from Flour Sack Mama blog finished Mamavation 5K in May 2014

How the Mamavation Community Motivated Me

Have you ever felt intimidated to try something and then after doing so realized you’d been missing out on something great?  That’s how I feel about the #2WeekChallenge I just tried with the #Mamavation community! I knew Mamavation was a super-popular online community with some pretty intense fitness challenges for women.  Being neither perfectly fit […]

Continue Reading By on May 16, 2014 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, motherhood, outdoors

You Gotta Try This: Karate + Stonyfield Greek

*The following is a sponsored post for Stonyfield Organic. What new things are you trying this year?  Many of us are trying new approaches to caring for ourselves through fitness, education and better nutrition.  Recently I invited some friends to come out for a free introductory class on karate and self defense. Stonyfield’s “You Gotta […]

Continue Reading By on January 16, 2014 in fitness, food, sports, Uncategorized, women, Yo-Getters, yogurt

Determined Women Finish Half Marathon Despite Obstacles

You start out with something not going your way. You fall down. You get back up. You finish what you started. You couldn’t imagine a clearer metaphor for life than the one Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow measured in strides on a cold December morning in East Tennessee.  The friends finished a personal best for […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2013 in community, faith, fitness, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women

Frozen Winter Fun at Ober Gatlinburg near Great Smoky Mountains

The temps are low enough, the snow machines have been blowing, and skiers have run the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg even before December.  The South’s popular ski resort and amusement park opened its ski slopes on the Friday after Thanksgiving, announcing that it’s been 20 years since skiing began so early in Gatlinburg.  Snow tubing […]

Continue Reading By on December 2, 2013 in Appalachia, family, fitness, Great Smoky Mountains, mountains, outdoors, Uncategorized

Two For One Racing Team Overcomes Challenges

The challenge of a midnight 8K is motivating two East Tennessee friends to keep training against the odds. We first introduced you to Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow in May.  They’ve since named their racing team Two for One, have coordinating racing shirts, and have another race behind them.  In their first race since naming […]

Continue Reading By on July 17, 2013 in challenges, faith, fitness, inspiration, mothers, wellness, women

Actress Mariel Hemingway Headlines Health-Conscious Chicago Blogger Meet-Up

Photo used with permission.Courtesy:  Mariel Hemingway Oscar-nominated actress, author and healthy lifestyle advocate Mariel Hemingway is hosting a breezy blogger meet-up later this month in the Windy City.  Hemingway is one of several health-conscious women leading the conversation about healthier families and our children’s future. Hemingway’s latest book Running with Nature is a natural progression […]

Continue Reading By on July 10, 2013 in blogging, Chicago, fitness, food, health, parenting, Safe Chemicals Act, safer chemicals

US Rowing Spokesman Promotes Rowing for Fitness

US Rowing Youth National Championships Parents and are venturing out onto the water to teach children rowing at younger and younger ages.  So, it makes sense to AJ Dominique that youth rowing is such a rapidly growing sport.   “We run events and regattas that reach everyone from age 13 to age 89,” said Dominique proudly, […]

Continue Reading By on June 19, 2013 in athletics, family, fitness, outdoors, parenting, sports, water, wellness

Talking with Your Child’s Pediatrician about Heart Health

Technician Brian Volz, RDCS shows Pediatric Cardiologist Michelle Grenier, MD results of Echo Cardiogram ofHigh School Athlete on Toshiba’s New Aplio 500 CV Ultrasound System Maybe you’ve heard about rare instances of sudden cardiac arrest in young people.  SCA kills around 2,000 young US patients every year, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Continue Reading By on June 18, 2013 in expert, family, fitness, health, heart, interview, medical, obesity, parenting, physician

Elite Rowers Help Researchers Improve Heart Health Diagnostics

US Rowing Youth Nationals ChampionshipsJune 2013 Listen to the cheers from shore or watch the focused determination of the athletes, and it’s easy to see that youth rowing is a sport with heart.  Teens stay in top condition by cross-training and practicing long hours, with a select few earning a spot at US Rowing’s Youth […]

Continue Reading By on June 17, 2013 in athletics, cardiac, family, fitness, health, heart, medical, outdoors, parenting, research, science, simple living, sports, summer