You and I may be able to opt out of flu shots, but should doctors and nurses have the same right? No, according to some hospitals who insist that all employees get vaccinated. And for those for those who refuse? Well, some of them are actually getting fired. More
Author Archives: Deborah Dunham
Yum, who doesn’t love a good omelette from time to time? All warm and gooey and delicious on a cold winter morning. Plus, they are packed with protein to help get your day off on an energized note. But, if you’re not careful, these fluffy breakfast delights can be pretty unhealthy (think, cheese, milk, bacon, sausage). So this week on Health Hack, we have five simple tips to make over your omelette–just in time for a nice relaxing Saturday morning breakfast. Take a look: More
Even if you don’t think you drink too much (hey, we all enjoy kicking back with a glass of wine from time to time–or every night), a new “drinking mirror app” shows you exactly how this alcohol could be taking a toll on your face. More
Say what you will about the Miss America pageant (like how it sexualizes women and perpetuates our society’s unhealthy obsession with body image), but they are doing something really awesome right now: They have announced their first-ever contestant with autism.
Meet Alexis Wineman. The 18-year-old recently entered the pageant and became not only the first autistic competitor, but a really healthy role model at the same time. It’s something that is a dream come true for her:
You may have heard about Arthur Boorman. He’s the disabled vet who learned to walk again by taking up yoga. As if that wasn’t incredible enough, now the YouTube sensation is back and reporting that he’s lost 140 pounds by practicing yoga–all because he found hope and health from former professional wrestler “Diamond” Dallas Page and his yoga DVDs. More
Who says exercise always has to be hard-core in order for it to be effective? Something as simple as walking can be easy to overlook as a powerful way to stay healthy (especially for our hearts), but but according to a new study we shouldn’t underestimate its value. Especially if you’re a woman. More
Finally. Lance Armstrong is going to be publicly interviewed about his doping scandal. And Oprah is just the person to do it. Her OWN network announced yesterday that she will air an exclusive interview with the former Tour de France cyclist, and it’s looking like it will finally address the questions we all want answered.
A school district in California is doing a great thing: They are including yoga classes into the schedule for the kids to get some movement, stretching, and focus before diving into their studies. The problem is, a group of parents want yoga banned from school because they believe it teaches hinduism (which, for the last time, it does not). More
Each week on That Girl we celebrate inspirational female athletes. This week, we are proud to feature Jill MIller, a yoga and core fitness instructor and business owner who says she is proud of herself for facing her “own body dysmorphia and healing from two of the deadliest diseases known to young women, anorexia and bulimia.” We’re proud of her too. Yoga and exercise, she says, have allowed her to nurture her body, heal it, and find her true strength and power. Take a look at Jill’s amazing inspiration: More
If you think you’ve lost faith in humanity, one Iowa City teenager proves that you shouldn’t. He and his friends are fighting back against cyber bullies in the simplest and most awesome way: random tweets of kindness to their classmates. It’s a story that will warm your heart and restore your hope for the future. More
To get away from all of us annoying thin and fit people, Downsize Fitness has a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight. No skinny people allowed. To them, it’s perfectly reasonable–thin people supposedly judge fat people. But to me, it just sounds like reverse discrimination–along with an unhealthy dose of fat-shaming. More
Well it’s about damn time. The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong is “considering” confessing to his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career–something he has vehemently denied for years. But now, it looks like he might be having a change of heart–although not for the right reason. More