Mental Fatigue by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Mario Mendoza
I’m grateful with how the year has gone. My family has stayed healthy, I was able to set two treadmill world records earlier in the year, and jump into an actual race recently. I have a...
A Simple Fix for Fall Fatigue
There are plenty of reasons to love fall. The colors are beautiful, the brisk weather is invigorating, and those warm sweaters are finally coming out of hiding. Typically, it’s a time to reset, especially if you h...
It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain.
You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low.
Midlife - when female athletes struggle most with fitness
The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your
exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the
80s, exercise might be getting more ch...
be thinking that you’ve been feeling a little tired lately. Or that you’re
missing some get-up-and-go.
and exhaustion have become so common in our culture that we frequently ignore
these symptoms. What might feel like a no...
3 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cop Out
1 . Make a date with a friend
If you knew your exercise buddy was waiting for you, you
wouldn’t stand her up, would you? Of course not. Making a standing date with a
friend holds you both accountable. ...
You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! <1> When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks...
Let’s face it: moms usually put themselves last. They think
about their needs after they’ve met their kids’, partners’, and co-workers’
needs. We get it. Some of us at Flora are moms, too, and we’ve done the same
thing. But we’d like to introduce...
If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break
coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your
kids—of course, you do!—but you also
don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored!
What should I do?” the entir...
Being low in iron is no joke. It can leave you looking pale
and feeling wiped out, weak, short of breath, lightheaded, and like you’re
living inside a refrigerator. Women of baby-making age are extra susceptible to
these woes since they lose bloo...
In a previous post, I exposed four sneaky energy saboteurs. Today, I’ll help you get the upper hand on your iron and energy levels.
Get enough protein.
protein-rich food during the day serves many purposes.
It helps kee...
Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency.
These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits?
Washing your meals down
Water dilutes stomach acid, (...