Lifestyle

How to Respond to Online Body Shamers

I think most people can relate to feeling pressured to meet some kind of societal standard of beauty. Social media, with its positive aspects, often magnifies that drive to compare our lives (and bodies) to other people. And unfortunately, it’s sometimes fueled by the way the Internet enables strangers to throw stones from behind a keyboard. Continue reading “How to Respond to Online Body Shamers”

Exercise

10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift

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Like many women, I avoided lifting weights for years. I was the Queen of Cardio: Running, Zumba, step aerobics, ellipticals, you name it. And while cardiovascular exercise is important (and was quite transformative in my initial weight loss journey), I didn’t realize I was missing another key component in well-rounded fitness: Weight training. Continue reading “10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift”