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Megan Johnson McCullough owns a fitness studio in Oceanside CA called Every BODY's Fit. She has an M.A. in Physical Education & Health Science, is a current candidate for her Doctorate in Health & Human Performance, and she's an NASM Master Trainer & Instructor. She's also a professional natural bodybuilder, fitness model, Wellness Coach, and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.

Mayonnaise: You “may” want to pass

Mayonnaise, “mayo”, is a popular condiment used around the world. It is the combination of egg yolk, oil, acid, and either lemon juice or vinegar. This recipe might be tasty, but it is full of trans fat and saturated fat.… 0 Shares |

PMDD: Women’s monthly visitor

Premenstrual syndrome, better known as PMS, is a very common phenomenon among women. Symptoms include cravings, irritability, tender breasts, fatigue, and mood swings. It is estimated that three quarters of women experience these side effects leading up to and during… 0 Shares |

Pickles: Crunchy cravings

Pickles are a food that people either love or hate. Some can eat them straight out of the jar. We hear about pregnant women craving them. Besides their high sodium content, there are actually health benefits to eating these cucumbers.… 0 Shares |

Rotator Cuff Injury: When less is more

Our shoulder joint is a leading commander for our upper body movements. Composed of 4 ligaments (tissues that connects bones to other bones) that stabilize the shoulder, injury to the area is quite common. Repetitive motions, especially overhead movements, are… 0 Shares |

Adrenaline: Fight-or-flight rush

When a person feels extreme emotions the body’s response is the release of adrenaline. The heart starts to race, the hands start to sweat, and you want to escape, which is that flight-or-flight mode. Another name for adrenaline is epinephrine.… 0 Shares |

Concussion: A violent shake to head

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is the most common type and is also considered the least serious. The term “concussion” comes from the Latin word “concurate” which means “to shake violently”. Most occur during… 0 Shares |

Plantar Fasciitis: Heel to toe pain

Overly stretched, tiny tears can lead to inflammation and pain in the arch of the foot. This condition, called plantar fasciitis, accounts for nearly 1 million doctor visits per year. Our foot has a thick band of tissue called fascia… 0 Shares |

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the immune system turns against you

Hashimoto’s Disease, also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, occurs when the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. The immune system directly attacks the thyroid. This then leads to hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid isn’t making the necessary hormones for… 0 Shares |

Interval Training: Why you need this high to low intensity system

Interval training can help anyone get those most out of their cardiovascular workouts. This training involves alternating short high intensity bursts with active rest periods. Doesn’t sound very complicated or challenging on paper, but this is no simple or easy… 0 Shares |

Aerobic VS. Anaerobic Exercise: It comes down to oxygen

When exercise takes place, we are moving our body with the intention to better our health. There are many different ways to work up a sweat, each placing different demands on our heart and activated muscles. The two main forms… 0 Shares |