FITNESS & HEALTH

For Many Women, “Second Puberty” is Real. How to Manage It.

With Erin M. Stone, MD, FACOG, Tryon Medical Partners  The...

Charlotte Running and Walking Clubs

One of the easiest ways to get your steps...

Top Summer Pick: Mood House for Massage Lovers

Mood House, the popular massage studio with a Palm...

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much? 4 Tips for the Pixel Playground

With Margaret K. Ball, MD, FMC, Tryon Medical Partners  Screen...

Understanding HIIT. When it comes to exercise, can less actually be more?

by Aaron Hewitt PA-C, Physician Assistant OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center You’ve likely heard of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a type of workout that isn’t totally new, but is increasingly popular and can be confusing because there are so many...

Our Q&A about Varicose Veins with Dr. Eric Wang of The Vein & Vascular Center

So many of us have them, and just deal, thinking there's nothing to be done about them that doesn't involve something major.  Varicose Veins are a progressive problem affecting nearly 80 million Americans. Varicose veins are unsightly...yes, but for...

Are you resolved to live a healthier lifestyle in 2014? Here are a few tools to help.

I heard on TV yesterday that 45% of all Americans resolve to live a healthier lifestyle each year on New Year's Day.  Of that number, 70% make it through the first 30 days living up to their commitments, and...

Thinking about a juice cleanse for 2014? Here’s where to go in Charlotte.

We're not here to judge.  Some folks swear by juicing, some think it's a dieting and nutritional fad that can do way more harm than good (see Tracy Anderson's tiny rant comparing them to twinkies here.  Have you seen...

5 ways to avoid overeating during the holidays

This is a really fun time of the year, but it certainly comes with its fair share of challenges.  Some of us have annoying relatives who want to stay over for a week, and others have to put up...

The Cranberry. Not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

It may seem like something for the Grannies, but here are ten health & beauty reasons why you should say, "Please pass the cranberry sauce" on Thanksgiving and why you might want to consider making cranberries a part of...

scoopgal Completes the FlyBarre Challenge… And Survives to Tell the Tale

I didn't lose 12 inches during the FlyBarre Challenge. Instead, I gained. Gained... Confidence. Strength. Grace. And the ability to wear colored leggings. Confidence in who I am as a work in progress. I still struggle with third thigh and have yet...

How to eat enough greens during the holiday season

If you're like many Americans, the only greens on your mind around this time of the year are in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees- not spinach and broccoli. But we're doing our bodies a huge disservice when we...

Lung Cancer Screenings: Saving grandmothers everywhere.

by Brooke Neal I had a favorite grandmother growing up. Most kids do. Mine was fun and funny. Imaginative and childlike. She used to dream up the craziest, silliest, most farfetched stories to tell me at bedtime (instead of just...

Liz Hilliard answers some of our CARDIO questions.

I got an email from Hilliard Studio Method which shared Liz's thoughts on doing Cardio and Losing Weight recently, and thought you guys might be interested in the topic.  Liz's p.o.v. lines up with what I've read as current...

8 health and beauty benefits of pumpkin

It seems like we can find just about anything in a pumpkin flavor these days.  I've personally seen pumpkin muffins, bagels, cookies, waffles, cream cheese, pancake mix, salsa, and even soda. While constantly chowing down on orange pastries is probably...

scoop does a Barre hop: Your Guide to the Charlotte Barre Studios.

I'm not sure I've ever actually participated in a bar hop; even in college. Mostly because it's hard enough for me to decide ONE place to go for the evening, much less multiple places. Then ya gotta find a...