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The 4-Letter Word That Could Change Your Life This Holiday Season and Beyond

The 4-Letter Word That Could Change Your Life This Holiday Season and Beyond

This time of year we all know that Santa is making a list and checking it twice.  Little does he know that this strategy he uses to pull off his 24-hour gift delivery without a hitch year after year is actually one that could help him ward off additional weight gain from the thousands of plates of cookies left behind by well-intentioned children.  How so?  Well, the key is wrapped up in a little 4-letter word known as plan.

Sure, we have all heard the advice around the holiday season to fill our appetizer plate at parties with mostly fruits and […] Read More

Vitamin D: Fall's Most Important Accessory

Vitamin D: Fall’s Most Important Accessory

As we prepare for cold weather by dragging out our thicker clothes, we must remember to also prepare for winter sickness. Today’s post is about vitamin D, perhaps the most important preventative tool for winter sickness and undoubtedly the most powerful steroid hormone in the human body.

Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, especially the elderly and those with darker pigmented skin. Vitamin D is antibiotic, anti-microbial, and is technically a hormone since it can be produced in the body itself. Imagine the inside of your body as school, with vitamin D is the overzealous schoolteacher. Vitamin D is constantly […] Read More

LAST Free Health Fair of 2015!

LAST Free Health Fair of 2015!

All About Women’s final health fair of 2015 is October 10, 9am-2pm, at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church. This particular event, “Pampering with a Purpose,” is part of the Worship in Pink event happening that weekend. Scroll down for a complete list of FREE services and a schedule of special speakers. As always, this event is completely free and includes lunch! 

 

FREE SERVICE PROVIDERS:

Alive Hospice (living wills)
Amerigroup
Bernard Health
BlueCare of Tennessee
Davidson County Sheriff’s Department (child fingerprinting)
Face Painting
Jen Mulford Clean Eating (BMI checks and clean eating info)
Hope Clinic for Women
Legal Aid Society
Goodlettsville Library
Metro Public Health Department – Family Planning
Metro Public Health […] Read More

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

By Amanda Brown

Wearing a seat belt seems like an obvious thing to do, right? Well, for nearly 14% of Tennesseans, it isn’t a habit. In an observational study commissioned by our office and performed by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, only 86.2% of drivers in our state buckle up. I’d like to debunk a few of the myths and argue some of the seat belt criticisms I hear each day.

The first one I hear frequently is “I have an air bag.” Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts. Most air bags will not be beneficial […] Read More

Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

By Holly Ladd

Summer is here again and with it comes an excellent opportunity to clean up your diet. Over the winter we tend to eat heavier, bulkier foods to help us deal with the colder temperatures and they work, but now with the heat, our bodies are looking for lighter, cooling fare. Farmer’s markets are filling up with local produce and the grills are ready for the highest quality meats and veggies, so this is an easily accomplished goal.

Eating Seasonally
Our bodies tend to work better when we eat seasonally. By that I mean eating the fruits and vegetables that are […] Read More

You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

By Nan Allison Nutrition Consulting

Did you know that adding just a big fistful (about 5 oz. of vegetables or a little over ½ a cup of cooked vegetable, or about the weight of a large tomato) increase more than just your nutrient intake? It just might increase your sense of well-being and keep you looking younger longer, not to mention feeling younger. Fruit and vegetable consumption has been found to predict well-being, curiosity, and creativity in adults in the workplace and also in young adults.

One of the best benefits to come out of researching the nutrients in fruits and vegetables is […] Read More

Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

By Erin Bruton

With summer just around the bend, we are all spending more time outside enjoying the beautiful weather and soaking up the sun’s rays. Being in the sun is beneficial to our bodies in many ways, such as boosting our mood and warding off depression, assisting in vitamin D synthesis, and increasing melatonin production. However, failure to take the proper safety precautions when spending time in the sun can wreak havoc on our skin. Skin Cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States affecting 1 in 5 Americans and is directly linked to sun exposure.  Melanoma, […] Read More

Do you have to run a marathon to be fit?

Do you have to run a marathon to be fit?

 By Anita Royka

Everyone, everywhere is talking about getting fit . . . so maybe it’s time to jump on the bandwagon.  But what does that mean?  “Do I have to lift weights to be fit?  Do I have to do yoga to be fit?  Do I have to . . . gulp . . . run a marathon to be fit?  Is this getting or being “fit” thing even for me?”

 Yes, yes it is!  And yes, you should do pretty much all of that.  Well, actually, relax . . . you […] Read More

Staycate or Vacate?

Staycate or Vacate?

By Ellen Margulies

“The Hulk” twisted and turned above us, soaring into a blue dusky sky. The tracks were as green as my face would have been had my significant other insisted I ride the coaster with him. But he’d learned his lesson early into our visit to Universal Studios theme park when he took me on the Spiderman ride.

For that experience — 3D? Enhanced reality? — well, it was a little too much reality for me. Regardless, we had a blast while he went on thrill rides with teenagers and I geeked out over […] Read More

Get Inspired, Get Involved, Get Support!

Get Inspired, Get Involved, Get Support!

by Clare Bolds

For over two years I have been working with All About Women, but my time with this organization is coming to a close at the end of March. Although I could not be more excited about my plans for the future, I will miss being a part of the great things All About Women is doing for Middle Tennessee. I have been working behind the scenes sending email blasts, coordinating services for our free health fairs, and writing grant proposals, but for my farewell I am coming out of the wings to tell you why I think AAW […] Read More