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#HappyHolidaysChallenge: The Big “O”…Overeating.
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 25, 2014 at 11:02pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

Food Ideas for Delicious Holidays
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 25, 2014 at 10:15am

Need an easy appetizer? How about nutritious foods in festive colors? Or simple tweaks to those classic favorites for a flavor twist? And of course, what to do with leftovers. My “how-to-do-it” ideas for your holidays in this blog and my ...more

#HappyHolidaysChallege : Healthy Stress-Free Cooking around Thanksgiving
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 24, 2014 at 7:31pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how to ...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Give Yourself Permission to Eat
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:28pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on ...more

How to Know if it is a Sprain or a Break?
by Sports Girls Play
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:35pm

If you have an athlete, there is going to come a time where they get injured. Ankle injuries are VERY common and can happen when you least expect it. So how do you know if it is a sprain or a break? That photo is of my daughter’s ankle a few week...more

How to Handle Pain (and Stress) via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted November 14, 2014 at 7:14pm

  Ever since I starting running track at 5 years old, pain has accompanied me in my training and my competitions. So I decided at an early age that: Pain is something that I can’t avoid. I am capable of overcoming it. A lot of ...more

Healthy Holiday Entertaining on WBAL
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 11, 2014 at 8:13pm

Are you counting down the days to Thanksgiving? Is your grocery shopping list already taking shape on the refrigerator? WBAL TV11 News Before you set those Thanksgiving dinner menus in stone, take a look at my Healthy Holiday Entertaining tips from my...more

Justin Gaethje Hot Seat Interview
by syndee
posted November 11, 2014 at 10:05am

Iconici MMA host Laura Kelley put World Series of Fighting Lightweight Champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje in the hot seat at Grudge Training Center on the heels of his fight with Melvin Guillard....more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: The “F” Word We All Love…FUN!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 10, 2014 at 4:53pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

6 Ways to Help Girls Win the War on Self-Esteem
by Pretty Tough
posted November 8, 2014 at 5:59pm

Women may be gaining ground in the battle for equality, but they are still losing the war on self-esteem. Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself so I was shocked to discover that girls’ self-esteem peaks at ni...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Fitting in Fitness
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 6, 2014 at 9:56am

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Eat With Awareness
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 3, 2014 at 10:27pm

  Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details ...more

My 2014 FNCE: Food, Fitness, and Friends
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 24, 2014 at 10:15am

Another FNCE (Food Nutrition Conference and Expo) has come and gone. This is the one event each year where I am guaranteed to see many wonderful RDs I have had the pleasure to get to know through the years. It’s always a special time. From the educa...more

California Walnuts Harvest Tour
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:18pm

By: Michelle Burton, RD at Capitol Nutrition Group and Rebecca Scritchfield Media, LLC Last week I had the pleasure of venturing out to Sacramento and the California Central Valley for the California Walnuts Harvest Tour. I experienced the autumn walnu...more

Fun Food Ideas for Fall Tailgating, Getaways, and Entertaining
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:17am

Yesterday I appeared on Baltimore’s WBAL to share some great fall food ideas for the season’s events! Fall is here and that means football parties, weekend getaways, and outdoor entertaining. Click below to watch the full clip, or read on for ...more

Tiffany Weimer: Go Ahead, Jump
by Tiffany Weimer
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:07pm

“All you’re gonna do is jump up on this little step.” “Okay, no problem” “Whenever you’re ready, go ahead.” “Okay.” As I stood an inch away from the step, loaded in the jumping position, I co...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...more

Poor Athlete Recipe: Chicken Basil Pasta
by Pretty Strong
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:20pm

That's as good a name as I could come up with. This recipe is one of my recent favorites because it is: cheap, fast/easy to cook, and delicious!Fresh Basil $1.88Whole Rotisserie Chicken $6.993 Roma Tomatoes A little over $1/lbsOlive Oil Free - it's my roo...more

New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

Foods and Snacks to Keep Your Cool
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted August 9, 2014 at 9:09am

It’s the ‘dog days’ of summer and the heat can really take a toll on our willingness to cook hot meals. Watch my recent appearance on Let’s Talk Live DC as I show some of my favorite foods and snacks that are nice and cool and you ...more

Lashinda Demus: My trip to the OTC to find out what the heck is wrong!
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:14pm

Have any athletes out there ever got to the point where you actually wish something terrible was wrong with you so that you had a valid excuse for your disappointing performance? 2014 was the first “bad season” of my career. I have dealt...more

Pro WMMA Fighter Brittney Elkin Interview with Iconici TV MMA
by syndee
posted July 30, 2014 at 9:41pm

Check out the latest interview in our MMA blog series...more

Top U.S. Ocean Surfski Paddler Beata Cseke Talks About Growing Women's Surfski
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 25, 2014 at 12:21am

Beata Cseke is an extraordinary athlete and human being.  Besides being one of the top ocean surfski paddlers in the U.S., she is an incredibly kind person who genuinely wants to help women and girls at any level get into surfski paddling and enjoy t...more

Lauren Fleshman: Exciting (Eek!) Changes at Picky Bars!
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:21pm

At Picky Bars, when it comes down to it, I have two jobs. Make recipes Be the guardian of what Picky Bars is all about as a brand The recipe part is hard work, but it is easy in comparison to number two. A perfectly balanced recipe takes time to be cu...more

Pack Zespri, It Packs a Punch
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:48pm

Team Zespri I recently participated the #PackZespri kiwifruit event in NYC that showcased kiwifruit as part of our vibrant food culture. This year I am the official spokesperson for Zespri Kiwifruit North America. For those of you who are new to Zespri...more

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