‘Women’s Health’

Do Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Study Finds Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar By Changing Gut Bacteria

By Laura Brooks on 09/23/2014

The debate over sugar substitutes started with the invention of saccharin 135 years ago.  President Theodore Roosevelt’s own doctor recommended replacing his dietary sugar with saccharin for weight loss.  When an FDA commissioner, Harvey Wiley, spoke out against the artificial sweetener as a health hazard, Roosevelt retorted, “Anybody who says saccharin is injurious to health is an idiot.” Since then, researchers have […] Read more »

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Staying Fit On Vacation

By Lori Wright on 08/26/2014

Be Active To Help Stay Fit On Vacation During a recent long-weekend trip to Maine, I began to question “How can I remain fit and healthy while on vacation?” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the fitness guru who provides the fitness industry’s recommended levels of duration and intensity for exercise, tells us that we want to be: Cardiovascular Exercise Rhythmic […] Read more »

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My Eyes Are Up Here: How One Green Mountain Mama Got Her Mojo Back

By Marsha Hudnall on 08/14/2014

Today’s post is courtesy of another articulate Green Mountain alum (or Green Mountain Mama as she puts it). Cat Mitchell will start regularly writing for A Weight Lifted, to share her experience as a young woman set on taking back her life as she moves away from old notions of self to ones that support her in living fully. “Yeah, you work it, […] Read more »

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Making Yoga Work for You: Modifications for Every Body

By Lori Wright on 08/06/2014

“I’m Not Very Good At Yoga” The other day during lunch a beautiful woman with large blue eyes trepidaciously approached me.  “I’m not very good at yoga,” she said, wringing her hands. “Can I still take the class?” My response: “Of course. It’s not about the pose; it’s where your mind goes during class.”  Many people think that if they can’t […] Read more »

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