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Finding a Running Group Around Baton Rouge

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 21, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation


Are you someone who would rather run with the pack than as a lone wolf?

Running clubs around Baton Rouge have sprung up recently as more and more people are taking to the streets and running together. From running vets training for a full marathon to a shuffler looking to complete his or her first 5K, these groups offer paces and routes for every runner.

How to Pick Out the Proper Running Shoe

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 20, 2014 in Exercise, Goals


Is your foot arch high, low or normal? Do you need more support or motion control in your running shoe? Do you overpronate or underpronate? Do you know what pronate means?

Picking out a running shoe is not as easy as finding the right sized shoes and going for a run. The best running shoe should match a runner’s arch height, running style and foot striking.

Finding the Ideal Sports Bra

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 16, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation


Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a gym rat, a casual exercise or a woman who enjoys comfort, a good quality sports bra is one piece of clothing you should never be without.

Today’s sports bras are as varied as the women they support. Gone are the days of bras that cut, chafe and offer little support during physical activity. With high-technology fabrics, non-chafing seams and front- and back-positioned clasps on the market, shopping for sports bras can become a heart-pounding exercise in itself.

The Little Fat Girl Inside: What is Body Dysmorphia?

Posted by: Sheila Talamo on Oct 14, 2014 in Emotions, Goals, Health, Nutrition

Throughout The Little Fat Girl Insideblog, I reference “learning new things” as a major part of my maintenance efforts.   It seems that as I reflect on my personal challenges with weight maintenance, I find myself reading about the experiences of others and about some of the mental and physical conditions associated with weight loss and maintenance.  I guess I am trying to better understand why maintenance is so very difficult – with the hope that the more I understand, the more successful I will be with my own efforts.

7 Sports Bra Facts Worth Knowing

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 13, 2014 in Exercise

sports brasIn the market for a new sports bra or considering buying your first one?

Sports bras are critical pieces of exercise equipment. Below are seven facts worth knowing before you purchase your next sports bra.

Five of the Most Popular Running Apps

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 09, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation


Running and walking is a simple, basic activity at first glance. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and repeat over and over again until you’ve reached your goal. With the introduction of smartphones, though, that basic exercise has gotten a technological makeover.

CTAButtonAndroids, iPhones and other smartphones have revolutionized running and put information such as a runner’s time, distance running, pace, calories burned and heartbeats per minute at their fingertips. Runners and walkers, eager to measure their success by more than just distance and time, have sprinted to download the newest and best apps available.  Some are rich with stat tracking and others offer creative ways to entertain runners and walkers, but developers are pacing themselves to create the latest running app hit.

With that in mind, here are five of the most popular smartphone running apps to keep your training sessions in sync with today’s technology.

Steps to Get Stronger

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 07, 2014 in Motivation


Your muscles might be shaky, sore, and sensitive today, but tomorrow, they’ll be strong, sleek, and slim.

Keep up the great work you’ve been doing all year. You’ll feel great from the inside out!

Remember, pain is temporary, but pride is forever.

It’s in the Bag: 7 Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 07, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

176815473As the calendar flips to October, that means the newness of the school year has worn off and it is hitting its stride. For many children, it also means they’re ready for a change in school lunches after more than a month of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

It’s easy to add variety to your child’s lunches without adding more stress to your busy mornings by cooking up culinary masterpieces. offers a few tips to keep your children happy with their school lunches and keep mom and dad happy with healthy and nutritious choices. Check them out and let us know what your tips are for packing healthy lunches during the school year.


How to Beat Runner’s Knee

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 02, 2014 in Exercise, Health


Are you training for the Woman’s Half Marathon, 10K or [225]K and are experiencing pain in your knee when moving or even at rest? Chances are you could have a condition known as runner’s knee.

According to Woman’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jose Echenique, runner’s knee is due to prolonged, overuse of the knee. Treatment starts with physical therapy and is normally conservative.

All Sugared Up: The Best And Worst Breakfast Cereals For Kids

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Sep 30, 2014 in Health

Between getting your kids up, dressed, teeth brushed, hair combed and ready for the bus or drive to school, weekday mornings are hard enough on parents that getting your kids to sit down and eat breakfast can be nothing short of a small miracle. But not all breakfasts are made the same, and cereal – a breakfast favorite for many children – can run from a healthy meal to a bowl full of sugar.

The Environmental Working Group recently released the results of its analysis of more than 1,500 adult and kid cereals, and while the results aren’t surprising, the sugar content in kids cereal may be for some parents.

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