Category: How to be fit

  • 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 […]

  • The truth about running and knee health

    It’s no secret that running is a great way to get in shape. But many people are under the impression that running is bad for your knees, and as a result, they avoid this popular form of exercise altogether. In reality, running is one of the best exercises you can do for overall knee health. […]

  • The best way to Warm Up for Track before a Run [tips inside]

    Running is a great way to get in shape, but it’s important to warm up properly before you hit the track. A good warm up will help you avoid injury and run more efficiently. In this article, we will discuss the best way to warm up for track before a run. Table of Contents 1. […]

  • How to keep your overweight heart rate in check

    As the weather starts to warm up, many of us are anxious to start working on our summer bodies. Unfortunately, a lot of people focus on losing weight instead of improving their health. In fact, one of the most important things you can do for your health is to keep your heart rate in check.

  • How to Start Running When You’re Overweight: The Ultimate Guide [2022]

    Trying to start running when you are overweight can be a daunting task. You may not know where to start, or even how to begin. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps I made. I will help you to start running, even if you are obese or carrying a lot of extra […]

  • Chatting with Michelle Tea About Getting Pregnant and the Families We Create

    Ms. Fit Editor Marcia Talks to the Author and Mutha Publishermichelle teaAbout two years ago writer, editor, activist, and counter-culture heroine Michelle Tea decided she wanted to get pregnant. Approaching 40, single and queer, she started chronicling her journey on JaneXO.com. Since then has met the love of her life, located the very best fabulous […]