Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

males compete as females, feet at starting line

The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Go Bananas: Why You Should Eat a Banana Every Day

It goes without saying that including fruit in your diet is always a good idea. These days, we’re always on the go so it can be tough to incorporate fruit in your daily diet. I mean, who has time to sit and peel an orange, cut up a watermelon or wash down a batch of [ keep reading ]

Foods to Fight Cancer: Top Five Choices

Foods to fight cancer, tomatoes

We’ve all heard the saying that we are what we eat. While it might not be a literal truth, there is definitely merit to the old adage. Current data shows that there are specific foods to fight cancer. Incorporating some of these foods into your daily (or, at least, weekly) diet may help prevent cancer-related [ keep reading ]

6 Songs That Should be on Every Runner’s Playlist

Running and music go together like socks and shoes. Without a doubt, listening to music while running can make the miles fly by. The right song at the right time gives you an added boost when you thought you had nothing left in the tank. For the majority of my running career, I’ve preferred to [ keep reading ]

Are There Benefits to Working out Early in the Day?

My husband and I recently discovered a local volunteer-run boot camp that we decided to give a try. It meets at 5:30 in the morning! Yikes! Neither one of us are morning people, but we would love to be. We have discovered some essential benefits of working out early in the morning. Here are our [ keep reading ]

How to Garden when You Don’t Know How to Garden

How to garden, zucchini

Growing your own food is definitely one of the best means for combating a contaminated national food supply. If you purchase healthy seeds or plants and put them into the soil, you can provide staple foods for your family. Not knowing how to garden makes some people hesitant to try at all. As in many [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

energy drink dangers, pop-top cans

One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]

Cultivate Confidence and Eliminate Negative Self-Talk

Confidence. Idiots have too much of it and genuinely awesome people have too little of it. To many, the stereotypical confident person is an extroverted individual who possesses a natural magnetism. Charismatic extroverts seemingly ooze confidence, while timid introverts tip-toe their way through life without it. Interestingly, some of the most extroverted people I’ve ever [ keep reading ]

3 Ways Running Prepares You for a Life of Success

Exercise is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Of the many types of exercise, distance running is one of the best and most practical. A healthy lifestyle that includes a running routine can have astounding benefits, both physical and mental. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest things about running is its simplicity. All you need [ keep reading ]

Breast Implant Illness (BII)–Identifying Symptoms


I got pregnant with my eldest when I was 19. In my last trimester, my breasts suddenly grew to about 1000 times their size and quite suddenly and disappointingly sagged. Over the next 2 decades and with multiple pregnancies, my chest would inflate, sag, deflate, sag some more, inflate…well, you get the picture. I was [ keep reading ]

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