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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

Get Ready. Set. Vote.

Get Ready. Set. Vote.

By Nancy DeKalb

The upcoming Metro General Election has more impact on the day-to-day lives of Nashvillians than any other election.

On Thursday, August 6, Davidson County voters will go to the polls to elect a new Nashville mayor, vice mayor, five at-large Metro council members and about half of the Metro council. These elected officials will drive the future of our city. And, with some close races predicted, every vote will count.

 

Here are four things you can do to make sure your vote counts:

1. Get Registered to Vote

July 7 is the last day to register to vote in the August […] 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

Well-Woman Visits Should Not Be Optional

Well-Woman Visits Should Not Be Optional

 By Leah Jennings

There are some things you’re better off not knowing. Your health, particularly in your nether regions, doesn’t fall into that category.

Well-woman visits are annual checkups with your doctor to make sure all your are lady parts and general health are in working order. In addition to the dreaded Pap smear and pelvic exam, doctors also screen you for certain potential risk factors and diseases, from breast abnormalities to the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Although statistics show women are more likely to make doctors visits than men, there are quite a few of us who don’t place preventative care appointments on […] Read More

Women Who Inspire honoree: Andrea Willis

Women Who Inspire honoree: Andrea Willis

All About Women Honors Andrea Willis at 2015 Women Who Inspire Celebration

 NASHVILLE – All About Women will honor pediatrician and health care executive Andrea D. Willis, MD May 12 at the 2015 Women Who Inspire celebration. Willis is senior vice president and chief medical officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and an advocate for women’s and children’s health.

“Andrea Willis has dedicated her career to improving health care for women and children, including those with special needs, and expanding access to care for vulnerable families,” said AAW President Kimberly Vinson, MD. “Her personal and professional mission to help connect women […] Read More

Women Who Inspire 2015

Women Who Inspire 2015

Please join us for this year’s annual Women Who Inspire Celebration! We will be hosting a silent auction as well as a wine tasting courtesy of The Bottle Shop. All proceeds will go to All About Women to fund free health fairs and the Inspiring Women Scholarship program. You can purchase a single ticket for the event, or you can become a sponsor starting at $100. Click here for more information about sponsorship. This year we are proud to honor Andrea Willis. To read more about our honoree, click here.

 

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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

Healthier Tennessee Communities

Healthier Tennessee Communities

We’re thrilled to see Governor Haslam supporting the health and wellness of Tennesseans. Click here to learn about his new Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative and to start your path to better health. […] 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