5 Tips for Staying Active During Pregnancy

Can I make a confession? I love inspiring women to stay active during pregnancy! >>Not only does staying active help you create a healthy lifestyle, but it also prepares you for birth and recovery postpartum.<< Now that I have been working with prenatal women for almost 20 years, I have a few tips that will set your movement practice up for…

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Safe Movements in the First Weeks Postpartum

When you’re newly postpartum, you are told by your OB/GYN to hold off on exercise until you hit that 6-week mark. After working with thousands of moms and going through postpartum recovery three times myself, I soon realized that doing nothing in those first weeks postpartum could do more harm than good to your body. Now, I’m not saying to…

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10 Public Safety Tips to Remember When You're in a Large Crowd

If you’ve been to public events that attract massive crowds—pride marches, mud-splattered music festivals, bacon fests—you might have looked around and wondered, What if something bad happened right now? “History has taught us that catastrophic things can happen when large groups of people assemble,” paramedic Ginger Locke, associate professor of EMS (emergency medical services) professions […]


Remember Last Year's Hepatitis A Outbreak? This Year It's So Much Worse.

A severe but localized hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego last fall has morphed into outbreaks across multiple states ― the latest arising in Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana ― with no signs of the virus slowing down. Cases of hepatitis A in the United States have nearly doubled since this time last year, even as […]