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    Why I tried Nurx and Why You Should Too

    .First of all…you’re probably asking “What the heck is Nurx anyways?” Nurx is a website (they have an app too!) that lets you take your reproductive health back into your own hands. It lets you pick the birth control you want to be on and they run it through an actual doctor for approval and they send you your birth control in the mail.   What are the Benefits of Nurx?   Auto Refills I suck at remembering to get my refills on time. I know… I know. It’s just something that I don’t think about until the morning that I take my last pill and then by the time…

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    8 Must Haves for Living with PCOS

    Living with PCOS can be challenging. There are so many things out there that say they’re the “magic cure” for PCOS. Newsflash..there isn’t a cure..as much as I wish there were. All we can do is manage our symptoms. Here are my 8 must haves for life with PCOS.   Olly’s sleep gummies With PCOS it’s not a smart idea to underestimate your sleep. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep is vital to your health. Olly’s sleep gummies are great. Take them within about 30 minutes of going to bed and you will get a great nights sleep!   Flo Keeping track of your periods is a big thing. You…

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    How To: Personalize a Fitness Routine So It Doesn’t Feel Like a Chore

    It takes 21 days to make a habit. Just 3 little weeks. Then why does it seem that fitness goals never make it that far? I think it’s because it feels like a chore. Especially in this awful heat here in Tennessee. Something that we have to do, like laundry or the dishes. I think the key to sticking to a workout plan is tailoring it to yourself. Sit down and make an individualized plan that is unique to you. If you don’t then you are just sticking yourself with what worked for someone else. Ignore all the ads and buzz on Pinterest and Facebook. Here are my tips to…

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    How to Meal Plan and Shop with PCOS

    Living with PCOS can be difficult on most days. Then putting on the added stress of healthy living can bring your cortisone levels out of whack. Here in America, healthy living and healthy eating can be crazy expensive. I’ve learned hacks to stay on track and keep eating healthy affordable. Make a Plan Making a plan before you go in is about 90% of cutting cost issues. I’ll go to the store and not have a list of what I need and I will spend way more than I need to. Even having a list sometimes will cause me to spend more IF I haven’t looked at the weekly ads…

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    Living with PCOS

    “PCOS affects over 7 million women. That’s more than the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus combined” -Dr. Louise Chang, MD PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian syndrome) sucks. From the irregular periods and cysts on our ovaries, to the increased risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers, PCOS wreaks havoc on daily life. I got diagnosed when I was 14 years old and I thought to myself, “Finally! An answer! I know why I’m not normal.” Then turned to the GYN and asked, “So what do we do? How do we treat this?” The answer I got was pretty much the “standard” answer of “ We can manage…

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    FItness,  Health,  Healthy Living

    Best Apps for a Healthier You

    Getting healthier can seem a bit daunting. Maybe you don’t know where to start, it’s been a while, or you just have a lot of options and need help sorting through all the craziness. It can be a lot sorting through the app store,  wondering which apps are going to work for you, and which ones are best left to the fitness fanatics!  We get the same way from time to time, so Courtney and I have compiled a list of our favorite healthy lifestyle apps. Healthy Eating Eating healthy can feel hectic at times. For me, I can usually eat healthy but remembering to keep up with my calorie…