How To Run A 5K–And Maybe Just Change Your Life.

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This is a guest post from my dear friend Dimity McDowell. She’s the “Co-Mother-Runner-In-Chief” over at Another Mother Runner, an incredible community of moms who run. If you’ve ever wanted to get into running–or get BACK into running–they’ve put together a really cool challenge to get you going. With tons of support. And free stuff! She might even…

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How to Boost Motivation With One Simple Trick

How to Boost Motivation

It’s no secret that I have struggled to exercise consistently since my kids were born (read: Fall Off Exercise Wagon. Get Back On. Repeat.). I recently heard about this clever mind game that my friend and fellow dietitian Danielle Omar uses on herself to boost motivation to exercise (or eat healthy), and I asked her to share it with you. I’ve…

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My Goals for 2016 in Food, Fitness & Health

My Goals For the Year in Food, Fitness & Health

I don’t usually make traditional New Year’s Resolutions. Last year I chose one word to guide me through the year (read: My Word For The Year). Another year, I chose “themes” for the way I wanted to feed my kids in the new year (read: Feeding My Kids: What I’ll Be Doing Differently). This year, I decided…

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Why Students Need “Brain Breaks” & How You Can Help

Why Kids Need "Brain Breaks" by Real Mom Nutrition

Kids sit an awful lot in school these days. With some schools in the country limiting recess, reducing or even cutting PE classes, and placing a bigger focus on test scores (and test prep), children spend serious time being sedentary. Why Movement Matters Being seated for long periods of time has some major drawbacks for kids. Not only does it make…

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Fall Off Exercise Wagon. Get Back On. Repeat.

Falling Off The Exercise Wagon (And Getting Back On) by Real Mom Nutrition

Confession: I’ve really struggled with exercise since having kids. I was a faithful gym-goer in my pre-parent days, logging hours in step classes, on Stairmasters and ellipticals, and even with a trainer in my 20s. But having children just derailed me. It was always something: Unrelenting nausea in pregnancy, a colicky baby, a needy toddler,…

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