Sunday, December 28, 2014

Start 2015 with Prenatal Yoga in San Marcos

I am excited to announce the 2015 Winter/Spring schedule for Prenatal Yoga in San Marcos through the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation.

It is such a pleasure to embark on my fifth year working with the City of San Marcos as they allow me to provide affordable classes in a comfortable non-intimidating atmosphere. This prenatal yoga class is built for both the novice as well as the experienced yogi. This is the opportunity for expectant mothers to build a community of support. Come join our community! The first class is free!

Online registration is available through the city's park and recreation portal: http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/index.aspx?page=188

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PCOS - why should you care?

Amanda Kohn: www.implementingdesignism.com

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common hormonal disorder affecting at least 1 in 10 women. Estimates of greater occurrences could be as high 30% due to the rate of underdiagnoses and diagnostic indicator criterion differences.

Why should you care? Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death in the country for women with heart disease toping the charts. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer are all chronic conditions that are exacerbated by PCOS. 
  • Women with PCOS are 4 -7 times more likely to have a heart attack
  • 50% of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes before the age of 40
  • Women with PCOS experience higher rates of cancers including endometrial
  • As well as depression and infertility

September is PCOS awareness month. Get to know the symptoms. Get tested. PCOS can be managed. Early awareness is key.

Resources:
PCOS Awareness Association: www.pcosaa.org
PCOS Foundation: www.pcosfoundation.org
PCOSupport: www.pcosupport.org