If you’re the parent of an active child (or active children), chances are fitness is still a part of your life. That’s not to say you necessarily have to be an athlete as well – but you’re likely to be on the go, surrounded by sports, and generally attached to a fairly active lifestyle. This …

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How to Get Your Kids Exercising

As childhood obesity continues to be a problem across the United States, parents are struggling to find ways to get their kids outside and exercising. Part of the problem is that most kids just want to play and have fun, not spend their time working out and being bored. To solve this problem, parents need …

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5 Tips to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Follow these five tips to be sure that your team members stay healthy and prevent injuries throughout the playing season. Sports and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is a great way to get kids into the great outdoors while teaching teamwork and structure. Youth sports are an excellent addition to a …

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Football Concussions: Risks, Signs and Treatment

Although children have a chance of becoming injured no matter what sport they play, it is high contact sports, like football, that carry the biggest risks. One of the more dangerous injuries parents need to be aware of and watch out for are football concussions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a …

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Long Term Risks Associated with Football Concussions

  If your teen has a love of football, he may be interested in continuing his career by first heading to play college ball and then trying out for the NFL. Since football is a high contact sports, players are more susceptible to injuries, like football concussions. These can have serious long term affects. It …

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Best Apps for Tracking Physical Activity

When kids join sports teams it is important for them to remain physically fit throughout the season. If exercise is neglected, injuries are more likely to occur. Since teens and younger children have a tendency to spend a little too much time playing video games or using their cell phones, it makes sense to hold …

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Sports Exhaustion

Moms!  It is time to evaluate.  Is your athlete enjoying their sport? Are they setting goals or looking forward to earning that end-of-the-year trophy?  If you are having to even stop and think, it may mean your son or daughter is on the brink of  sports exhaustion.  No worries.  We all get tired.  Everyone needs …

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Kids are just as prone to sports injuries as adults. The only difference is that children tend to heal faster. Once an injury occurs, however, the child athlete must sit on the sidelines for the time frame determined by his or her doctor, and that is no fun at all. It is best to follow …

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Youth Sports Concussion

Moms!  This stuff is serious.  When you hear the word concussion all kinds of alarms should be going off!  It’s not just a blow to the head.  There is so much more that happens when the brain shakes inside the skull than what we realize. Concussions can happen at anytime, anywhere, in a game or …

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The older we get the more we battle slowing metabolism, but it's not to late! Try these 3 Tips to Increase your Metabolism and start losing that weight.

Many are asking about the oh-so-involved M word: “How do I improve my Metabolism?” Well, to that I say, it really depends on who you ask, but I wanted to share what has worked and is working for me. It takes lots of time, consistency and patience and is purely scientific by nature. I’m 40 …

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Our bodies are about 60 percent of water!  When you think about that it makes sense that drinking water is SO important.   Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance and so much more.  Which is why we thought it would good to share with you all the great benefits of water but also just …

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I have always WANTED to be a runner.   There’s a big difference in wanting to run and actually doing it, I’ve learned.  At the beginning of this year, I was tired of “being tired” and needed to lose some weight.  I started off walking and I’m slowly…SLOW.LY…starting to run.   With the help of …

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all have sports kids and we know what the van smells like after they hop in after a practice or game.  They need deodorant! Over the past couple of months we have shared about how …

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The winter can be hard on our bodies.  There are germs floating around everywhere, the air is drier and the daylight is shorter.  All of the these factors can make us get sick easier, so it’s important to take extra precautions and insure our families stay healthy (all year round)! Fortunately, my family is pretty healthy …

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You know when you are on a plane and they tell you that in the case of an emergency,  if you have small children that you need to secure your oxygen mask first?  Well, I think that applies to most situations.  As parents if we don’t take care of ourselves first then we aren’t able to best …

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Skip the gym this winter and use this At-Home Mom Workout!

It’s cold, snowy, and you only have 30 minutes to get a workout in before the kids need to get to practice.  Knowing you need to make time for yourself, you want to take a break and get some stress relief, so what can you do at home with little to no “gym” equipment? Bodyweight …

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TruMoo Protein Plus is the best post workout drink for you or your kids!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Protein Plus. All opinions are 100% mine. Last school year my oldest son started running cross country. Honestly, he’s not really passionate about running, but he is passionate about basketball. Simply put, the cross country season is right before basketball season and he …

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Looking to keep the weight off this holiday season? Follow these 10 ways to avoid the holiday 10 pound gain and you will both feel and look better when the season is over!

The holidays are coming, the holidays are here. So how do we stay on our fitness plans and avoid the “Holiday 10”? There are many ways to get into the habit of taking care of you. The “I’ll worry about in January mindset” is dangerous and can bring about a “Well, I better eat this …

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Need some motivation? Try fitness trackers for moms. Find out which fitness tracker is best for you!

This past spring I decided I would try to get on the band wagon of all those wearing fitness trackers. I asked for a fitness tracker for Mother’s Day. Then I panicked…they are a bit of an investment and I wanted to make sure the one I got was the best one for me! I spent quite a bit …

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