Dr. Kim Foster

Healthy Mommy: Me Time

I frequently write about the challenges moms face in terms of getting healthy (and staying there). One of the things I’ve been thinking about recently is the challenge of Me Time. On my personal blog, I shared a… Read More

Stress Relief, STAT

Yesterday I wrote a post called Stress Relief For Moms in 60 Seconds Flat. The rationale: moms typically have stupid amounts of stress. But also: no time. Sure, it would be great to decompress on a regular basis with standing… Read More

The Health Value of Friendships

A recent study showed that people in their 40s with a wide circle of friends have a greater sense of well-being than those without close friendships. (As a side note, the researchers behind this study are calling these ages “mid-life”… Read More

The Conversion of a Non-Runner

I was not what you would call “a runner”. It’s not that I hadn’t tried. At various points in my life (usually after a spell of too much lasagne/baked-brie-with-cranberries/caramel macchiatos…), I tried running. But it was always like banging my… Read More

Healthy Mommy: Neglect The Housework…For Your Health.

Finding the time to achieve a healthy lifestyle is challenging. Big-time. Exercise takes time, preparing healthy meals takes time, getting sufficient sleep takes time. But there are only so many hours in the day, right? To that end, I’ve got a… Read More

Healthy Mommy: How To Sleep

In the six and a half years since becoming a mom, I have often suspected that sleep and motherhood are mutually exclusive conditions. But…does it have to be that way?  Nope.  In fact, it really shouldn’t be that way. All kinds of studies show the health dangers of… Read More

My Gestational Diabetes

My first pregnancy was picture-perfect. Right up until the emergency C-section, that is. (But that’s another story…) My second pregnancy, five years later, was not so perfect. About halfway through I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Surprise! This… Read More

Healthy Mommy: How To Exercise When You Barely Have Time To Brush Your Teeth.

Getting healthy as a mom is a major challenge. There are a lot of reasons for this. Primarily, there’s the time issue. Also, we tend to do the martyr/nurturer thing of taking care of everyone first. But here’s… Read More

Healthy Reading This Week

Pour yourself a mug of tea, sit & relax and check out some of the interesting things I’ve been reading this week: Salt, Not So Bad For You After All? Great food for thought, highlighting the recent research that shakes… Read More

Healthy Mommy: How to Get Healthy So You Can Live Long Enough to Enjoy your Freedom When You Finally Frigging Get It

Here’s the thing. It’s not all about the kids. Moms deserve to take care of mom, too. Whenever I’m on a mommy blog or website and I see something posted about health, it invariably seems to be about kids’ health. Now don’t… Read More