After baby, like, awhile after baby, when my belly was semi-normal size, I slipped on my trusty ice-blue Uniqlo jacket. Warm and cozy, but light as marshmallow fluff, I wanted it to defend me against the stiff March breeze. It zipped over my slightly protruding belly. But it wouldn’t zip up over my chest. Que annoying! I […]Read More The Bra That Wouldn’t Fit
Trust Nina Olsson, a Swede living in the Netherlands by way of Barcelona, to give you all the tips and tricks to make healthy and varied veggie burgers at home. Olsson explains the secret of the four elements (texture, flavor, firmness, and juiciness) and gives clear and detailed recipes. But the most valuable part of […]Read More Book Review: Veggie burger atelier
Recommended use: running on a rainy or chilly morning Length: 11 songs/37 minutes You get: one super-feels warm-up song (Anne-Marie with David Guetta) to get you out of the driveway. delicious candy Kpop from iKON to remind you that you love running Additonal highlights: British intensity (Muse) train-track rhythm from the DR (Don Miguel) and […]Read More Elissa’s Runn Playlist: November 2018
If you’re in pretty good shape, but your belly is still protruding more than you would like, don’t despair. That’s really common, but it doesn’t need to be permanent. Often, a postural issue is the culprit–which, luckily, is repairable. During pregnancy, most women’s back muscles get tight from overuse. Since the ab muscles can’t function […]Read More Why is my belly still sticking out?
The best way to fight that afternoon sleepy feeling is to eat a big lunch. Use your lunchtime to take a mental break, to immerse yourself in a pleasurable preparation and eating experience, and feel refreshed, energized, and ready to do even more after you enjoy your big lunch. Eating a big lunch is also […]Read More Eat a Big Lunch and Don’t Get Tired
Eiko goes by one name. She’s a freethinking yoga teacher who works in Osaka, Japan, and she just published this English-language book through Rodale. Eiko’s premisePerforming specific stretches daily for a few minutes, will get most people–even the stiffest, least flexible–doing the splits in four weeks. What she means by “splits”Eiko, pretty reasonably, defines the […]Read More Book Review: Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits
When you stand with great posture, you lift up through the arches of your feet. Activating your arches prevents your ankles from collapsing inward, which, in turn, stops your muscles from unfairly pulling on your knee and hip joints. Hips and shoulders share some anatomical similarities, and often, when people attempt push-ups, the shoulders get […]Read More A Better Push-up: Hands Have Arches?