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Emily Skye Just Posted A Sports-Bra Selfie Revealing Her Body 23 Days After Giving Birth

She says she's lost 30 pounds so far.<p>Emily Skye is known for being open and honest about her life, and her pregnancy was no exception. Now, that she’s a new mom, the fitness trainer is getting real about her postpartum body.<p>In a new Instagram post, Emily poses in a sports bra and shorts, topped off …

11 All-Season Patios in Chicago to Visit All Year Long

When the weather gets cool, many Chicagoans love to be in denial that winter is around the corner or already here. Thankfully, some of Chicago’s restaurants and bars have just the right cure for winter denial—all-seasons patios. With cozy fireplaces, glass-enclosed escapes and retractable roofs, …

Philadelphia

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Buying a home comfortably and affordably

What makes up a monthly mortgage payment?<p>A monthly payment isn’t just the principal and interest payment on your loan, but also taxes, insurance and, …

10 questions you should ask mortgage lenders

1. What’s the interest rate?<p>Right off the bat, you should ask your lender for a direct interest rate quote as well as the corresponding annual …

Planning for extra costs when buying a home

When it comes to buying a home, the mortgage may be just the beginning of your costs. From insurance to inspections and beyond, get to know all of …

Mom Declares Her Kids Are Doing 'Literally Nothing' This Summer In Viral Post

“Who knew being a slacker mom could be so inspirational?!”<p>Kristen Hewitt was feeling like a failure. It was the first day of summer vacation, and the Florida mom had made big plans for her two daughters ― a scheduled beach day filled with enriching activities.<p>But instead, she and her girls were …

Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum depression, according to a new analysis of existing research.<p>Even low-intensity exercise, such as walking with a baby stroller, was linked to a lower likelihood of …

10 Rules For Raising An Allergy Free Kid

Most babies are born allergy free. Here’s how to keep them that way.<p>Before I became the parent of three allergy-prone children, I assumed people with …

SylvanSport GO camper hauls gear and easily sleeps four

It’s the swiss army knife of campers, all for under $10,000<p>The vast array of campers is mind boggling. There are campers perfect for stargazing, some styled after 1920s boats, and other bespoke versions that cost as much as a house.<p>But what about a camper that does a little bit of everything …

How to make light-as-a-feather homemade gnocchi

Even when I read novels, I get hungry.<p>"Back home, I told the cook girl to boil enough pots of water and to chop enough pork and vegetables to make a thousand dumplings, both steamed and boiled, with plenty of fresh ginger, good soy sauce and sweet vinegar for dipping." From "The Kitchen God's Wife" …

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Excavations on the storied Judean cliffside revealed a new Dead Sea Scrolls cave, full of scroll storage jars and other antiquities, the first such discovery in over 60 years.<p>The discovery upends a decades-old theory in the archaeological community that Dead Sea Scrolls were only found in …

Archaeology

Mothers' nutrition pivotal for healthy child growth: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improving mothers’ nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.<p>Defined as low height-for-age, stunting affects …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

After night of homicides, sergeant helps save boy's life

The end of a busy shift approached.<p>Three people had been killed in two hours in the Harrison District on the West Side Monday night. Sgt. Bryan Topczewski left the scene of the second homicide and was headed back to the station, an easy ride down Jackson Boulevard east toward Kedzie Avenue.<p>“I was …

Night Runner Led Shoe Lights - Best night running lights ever

<b>Night Runner Led Shoe Lights</b> – the best lights for runners at night out there. Nothing else comes close.<p>They can last for 2 weeks between charges and …

Running

Why You Should Never Take Painkillers Before Working Out

Keep this in mind next time you head to the gym with sore muscles<p>When you work out regularly, you’re bound to have some aches and pains. And it’s only natural to want to keep them at bay.<p>After all, if you’re feeling sore before hitting the gym, there’s no way you’re going to be able to perform your …

Here’s Why You Should Never Take OTC Painkillers Before a Workout

It's just not worth it.<p>When you work out on the reg, you’re bound to have some aches and pains. And it’s only natural to want to keep them at bay. After all, if you’re feeling sore <i>before</i> your sweat session, there’s no way you’re going to be able to perform your best. Right?<p>Ehhh, not so fast. …

Research Review: Older and inflamed? Try exercise.

<b>Modern-day environmental threats have our immune systems on red alert. The result: chronic inflammation, which contributes to cardiovascular disease,</b> …

18 ways to transform your body immediately. Train your environment and your habits will follow.

<b>Changing how you think is hard. Changing your environment isn’t. By training your environment, your habits follow.</b> <b>Here, 18 strategies from the</b> …

Create the perfect meal with this simple 5-step guide. [Infographic] Hundreds of healthy meal combinations made easy.

<b>You know you need a good balance of proteins, carbs, fats. But how do you turn that knowledge into healthy meals that taste delicious? Just mix and</b> …

Biomechanics

How to Run an Overnight Relay Race

RW editors share advice after completing a Ragnar Relay.<p>Overnight relay races are a great way to bond with friends or running group members, and they’re one of the few chances we get in running to engage in a team activity.<p>Recently, a dozen members of <i>Runner’s World</i> raced the Ragnar Cape Cod. Over …

What Sports Docs Are Talking About

Our expert gives us a rundown of highlights from the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting.<p>I have compiled some highlights from the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting, which was held recently in Boston. I hope this information improves your running and …

Exercise level before pregnancy and engaging in high-impact sports reduce the risk of pelvic girdle pain: a population-based cohort study of 39 184... - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>To examine whether an association exists between exercise levels pre-pregnancy and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. Pelvic girdle pain in …

Pain

Fitness & menstrual health: How to stay lean, healthy, and fit without losing your period.

Fit women often lose their menstrual period when training hard or dieting to lose fat. While some think it’s no problem, this couldn’t be further …

Infographic: Elimination diets: Could giving up certain foods solve your health problem?

<b>Food sensitivities are more common than you may think— and they can cause acne, allergies, migraines, and more. Find out if you need to adjust your</b> …

Wellness

Are detox diets good for you? How a 3-day juice cleanse landed this dietitian in the ER.

<b>Those colorful, expensive bottles of juice look healthy. But are detox diets good for you? Here’s what the science says — and how a juice cleanse</b> …

Wellness

Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism? Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’.

<b>There’s a lot of discussion in the fitness industry about whether crash dieting can cause metabolic damage. In this article, we’ll take on this</b> …

Fitness

How food sensitivities can prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals. [Infographic]

<b>Lethargic, bloated, foggy-headed, uncomfortable… they’re all common symptoms that can keep people from their health and fitness goals for years.</b> …

Wellness

What Research Says About Pushing Through Pain

<i>What the research says about pushing through discomfort.</i><b></b> <br>It is said that running is 95 percent mental. While we tend to get hung up on the …

Marathons