women's fitness

Preeclampsia has been coined "the disease of theories." New research shows that the benefits of exercise for prevention of preeclampsia is more than just a theory.
My eyes are watering and I can't stop blowing my nose. It's so attractive. But I can't take cold medicine. My doctor says I have a "happy baby," though, and I'm giving up Kegels to focus on squats.
Intermittent fasting might be all the rage, but it's just bad news for women. I talked to a number of female fitness experts and they all agreed - IF is not for women.
Girls still aren't taught sports like boys are. That's what Australian researchers discovered when trying to determine the effectiveness of elementary physical education.
It's week nine of my pregnancy and I've turned into a uncoordinated, injury-prone mess. Not to mention I'm seriously stressed out about whether or not to get a CVS done.
At only eight weeks into my pregnancy I thought there wasn't much to worry about other than eating right. Wow, was I wrong. So wrong I could barely walk for a few days from my injured back.
You know you want a doula with you at childbirth or during the postpartum period, but you don't know how to find one or choose one. Here are my tips for choosing the perfect doula for you.
As a woman in a male-dominated sport, I have experienced sexism of every stripe. Sadly, I've also handed it out. Here are 3 things I've learned and admitted about grappling, gender, and myself.
I was getting frustrated with my lack of weight loss in preparation for my fitness competition - and then I discovered that I'm pregnant! Time to reset my goals and my nutrition and fitness plan.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. Hot topics this week include heavy lifting for women, Olympic weightlifting, and Corey Reed!
You may have heard of the hormone relaxin in reference to pregnant women, but we all have it - men and women. Does it and your cycle play a part in injury, specifically ACL injury, in women?
Women should lift heavy weights. I'm going to tell you 3 reasons why. Also, I'm going to give you a challenge. Lift heavy for 30 days and report back. Are you up for the challenge?
Diastasis recti can happen to anyone, from newborn babies to athletes with six-pack abs. Here are 5 facts that everyone should know about abdominal separation, pregnant or not.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network, or ICAN, provides education and support for women who have had c-sections and want to attempt a natural birth.
We hear a lot about natural birth these days. Learn how to get in touch with your psoas to improve your chances of natural delivery, with some tips from psoas expert Liz Koch.
Studies show most people don't get as much choline as they need. This is particularly critical for breastfeeding and expecting moms. Find out why it's important and get a great egg recipe, too.
Numerous studies do show that a healthy, fit mom produces a healthy, fit baby. Building a strong body can lead to an easier pregnancy, better recovery, and a vibrant baby.