Category: How to be fit

  • Overweight and code ICD-10 E66 – What is it?

    Did you know that overweight and obesity are now classified as chronic diseases? In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that overweight and obesity are global epidemics. This is largely due to the way our lifestyles have changed in recent years. We’re eating more processed foods, consuming more sugary drinks, and getting less […]

  • Friday Favorites: Summer D.I.Y.

    We love cool D.I.Y. projects; especially when they help us eliminate the need to use gross, toxic, chemical-laden products. These nifty D.I.Y.s offer all-natural options for summer necessities. real women, body positve, women’s health, women’s fitness, women’s wellness, D.I.Y. Make Your Own SunscreenNatural sunscreen combines UV protector zinc oxide with natural butters and oils to […]

  • Submission Guidelines

    ATTN: Ms. Fit Magazine is in a temporary restructuring hiatus and not currently accepting pitches for submission. We will resume considering new stories for publication in early 2016.Do you have a story you’d like to write for Ms. Fit?We’d love to hear your ideas for original feature stories. We are not engaging writers for new […]

  • Reclaiming: From A to C and Back

    Reclaiming My Body After Pregnancy and Breast FeedingThe campfire flames lit the faces of hundreds of singing campers and my head felt light amid the swirling smoke and song. I leaned into my boyfriend as he wrapped his arm around me, waking up some new feeling under my 12-year-old skin. His hand slowly made its […]

  • We Are Stardust: Faith, Yoga and How the Universe Showed Me what I’m Made of

    The workshop flier said, “Yoga for Women”, and I thought, this workshop could go one of several ways: · The teacher could be a tight-bodied Lululemon model in fuchsia lipstick and eyeliner, who played acid jazz and dubstep to our vinyasas. She could try to bend us into crazy positions and coach us to use […]

  • I DESERVE TO BE HEALTHY: A FEMINIST CASE FOR QUITTING SMOKING

    BACKSTORY So a couple of years ago, my wife, Nikki, and I are at a party where we encounter a few friends we haven’t seen in a while. Conversation gets around to how we’d just run the Prague marathon, which our friends meet with the typical incredulity non-runners feel towards the willful madness of running […]

  • Who Would Jesus Body Shame?

    Taking a Closer Look at Faith-Based DietsLargeBOD4GOD The recent controversy surrounding the “To the Fatty Running on the Westview Track” letter brought into sharp relief the ways in which many people believe you can tell almost anything about a person just by knowing their body size—their food choices, exercise habits, their innermost thoughts, and, according […]

  • Know Your Body Systems!

    When it comes to getting and staying healthy, knowledge is power.What’s there to know about your body systems? Guts are guts, right? Not so fast. The body is comprised of groups of organs that perform specific biological functions but work together like the most complex of ecosystems. Like an ecosystem, when one component doesn’t do […]

  • Make This: Minty Sweet Pea Soup

    This very simple, vegan and gluten-free soup is inspired by mushy peas, the popular English side dish of mint and green peas smashed together. In soup form, the cheery bright green color is early summer in a bowl. The sweetness of the peas is brought out by the refreshing mint and a hint of lemon […]

  • Making the Move: Part Two of Three

    A year ago I told my therapist about my long-lived dream to move to Seattle. She asked, simply, “Why does it have to be a dream? Why can’t you just go?” I recited my usual litany of excuses—How would I sell our house? Where would I find work? What was I even qualified to do?—but […]