Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
running races in France

Everything You Need to Know to Register for Races in France

I ran my first French race less than two weeks after moving to Paris. I didn’t speak a word of French and I didn’t know any fellow runners, but I knew that participating in a local race would help me feel at home in this new city.
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Nutrition Advice: The Truth Behind the Headlines

‘Study proves that drinking green tea reduces weight by 25%!’. But, before you down tools and rush off to stock up on green tea, do you ever try to read behind the headlines? Do you ever take a long, hard look at the original study paper?
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5 Great Health and Fitness Apps

Here are five great mobile apps designed to help encourage you to lead a healthy and active life.

Marathon Woman: 5 Parisian Races to Run in 2016

If you’re looking to become more active this year or maybe shave off some of that stubborn holiday weight, consider signing up for a race to help motivate you to get out running on a regular basis. Paris is host to dozens of great races throughout the year, and here are some of my favorites to get you started.
Fat in France

Nutrition: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Fat in France

Ever felt like Fiona in Shrek when walking through the streets of Paris? Ever wondered while consuming your irresistibly buttery croissant how the French manage to stay so slim? Stop comparing your body to others and adopt a healthier view of weight control and your body image.
Candles lit in memory of the victims of Paris attacks.

Ways to Stay Calm During Turbulent Times

This busy holiday season is impacted by the turbulence of our times and the anxiety that naturally surrounds it. More than ever, each one of us needs to take time to decompress. Madeleine Czigler shares a few valuable tips on how to restore calm to our lives.
living thankfully

Focus and the Art of Living Thankfully

Focusing with gratitude – seeing, enumerating, and verbalizing continually all that I had loved and still loved – actually changed the things themselves, magnifying them, making them hum, expand, flash full of flame.
Paris attacks: Nautilus of Fear

The Nautilus of Fear

The antidote for fear began when I first unfolded my arms and stretched them toward others in need. I was sobered finding there was pain everywhere, and always someone in greater need than I.
French Healthcare system

American Mom in Paris: Cracking the French Healthcare System

How does the French Healthcare system work? What did my husband and I learn about our health coverage when we had to resolve our older daughter's hearing issues? We learned A LOT about how to ensure our family is covered when faced with any health concern.
running Paris

Marathon Woman: Where to Run in Paris

So you’re ready to start running in Paris? Bravo! Paris is a wonderful city for running. Wonderful, that is, so long as you know where to go, because negotiating the ever-present cobblestones can be tricky at best, and ankle and knee shredding at worst.