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4 Ways to Convince Your Boss to Give You a More Flexible Work Schedule

After my younger son was born, I knew I needed to scale back. It was the spring of 2011, and I was on maternity leave from my digital advertising sales job at Google. I loved my job and had been promoted right before I went on maternity leave—when I was eight months pregnant—so I knew they valued my work and me as an employee. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.  

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Why You Should Never Skip Your Post-Workout Cooldown

One of the biggest culprits for skipping your workout? Not having enough time. That not only translates to missed classes and training sessions, but it usually means that when you do manage to get to the gym, you’re more inclined to cut corners (like reps, sets, stretches, warm-ups, and cooldowns) to save some precious time. To read the full article in Shape Magazine, click here.  

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Seamless Ways to Fit Exercise into Your Schedule this Spring

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, only 21 percent of adults in the U.S. are meeting the weekly guidelines for exercise. Not only are many people too busy to exercise, but the number is probably even lower in the winter months, when the weather is colder and people fall ill during cold and flu season. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Debunking the Myths about Dance Workouts

Many people are under the misconception that dancing isn’t a very effective workout. While there may be variances by individual, according to research conducted by the American Council on Exercise, dance classes like Zumba can burn on average between 300 and 400 calories per hour and are considered effective, full-body regimens. Based on this information, following are four myths about dance workouts that can be busted. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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The 5 Biggest Health Mistakes Working Moms Make

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, women are more likely to experience physical and emotional symptoms of stress than men are, and it is often due to women trying to balance work and family needs. This juggling act can also cause working moms to make errors when it comes to managing their physical well-being. Here’s a list of the five biggest mistakes often made and how to correct them for optimal health in the future. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.

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5 Sneaky Tricks That Make Being a Working Mom Easier in Peak Cold and Flu Season

Sure, cold weather may not be responsible for your kids’ colds—but it certainly doesn’t help keep them away. According to the CDC, elementary school-aged kids get, on average, eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each year. As a busy working mom, it can derail your entire week when your kids get sick. While there are many things that can be done throughout the year to prevent colds and the flu, here are tips for how to deal with them when they’ve already happened, so you can quickly get your kids healthy and get back to work. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.

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Tips for Busy Moms to Claim a Little “Me Time”

According to a study on WebMD, many people, especially women, are less happy than they were 40 years ago due to a lack of time for themselves. Moms, in particular, struggle with finding balance because they’re so busy meeting work and/or volunteer deadlines and tending to the needs of their families and homes. Following are some ideas to help busy moms claim some time for themselves, especially during this busy time of year. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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End of Year Reflections

As as the year is coming to a close, I wanted to write today about end of year reflections. No matter what is currently happening in your life or what happened earlier this year, in my opinion, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the past year and take note of what went well, what was challenging and what you learned from your experiences. I also think it’s important to take the time to focus on what you’ve been grateful for this year. To encourage you all to do these things for yourselves, I’ll take you through this process with my own end of year reflections as an example for all of you. Career: This year was off to a busy start for me, as I was working

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10 Health and Wellbeing DOs During the Holidays

According to a survey conducted by Healthline, 60-65 percent of respondents admitted to feeling stressed over the holidays. Stress can lead to many other health issues, therefore, to beat stress and stay healthy, it’s important to do the following key things during the holidays: 1.  Keep Your Workouts Going: While it might be tempting to skip your workouts because you feel you simply don’t have the time between work, family and holiday planning, it’s now more important than ever to keep them going so you can burn off holiday stress and keep your energy levels up during such a busy time of year. Make time to work out at least three times a week and remember to include cardio, strength and flexibility work. To read the full article on Promeets, click here.

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3 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Based on research conducted by Stanford University’s BeWell program, Americans on average gain one pound per year during the holidays. While that may seem minimal, it can really add up over time and lead to more serious health problems in the future, such as diabetes and heart disease. According to a survey conducted by Healthline, 60-65 percent of respondents admitted to feeling stressed over the holidays. Stress is a big, and sometimes overlooked, culprit in weight gain because it can lead to overeating. Following are three simple tips for staying healthy during the holidays and avoiding weight gain. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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