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What Women Need to Know About Concussions

“Follow my finger with your eyes…” “What’s your name?” “Do you know where you are?” These are the kinds of questions that we commonly see asked when someone hits their head to check for signs of a concussion. Whether you’ve seen the Will Smith movie, Concussion, about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s research on traumatic brain injuries […]

Creating Welcoming Gym Environments for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Athletes

It’s no secret that working out and strength training can have positive effects on our mental health. Exercise can reduce anxiety and depression. 1,2 It can also contribute to increased self-confidence and help us feel more at-home in our bodies. Transgender individuals tend to struggle with depression and anxiety at higher rates than the general […]

Jul, 17 Abby Clark Health

Get Your Vitamin “N” — The Benefits of Spending Time In Nature

There are many benefits to spending more time outside, like soaking up vitamin D and engaging in physical activities such as hiking, swimming, biking, and running. In addition to the physical benefits of spending time in nature, going outside can go a long way in helping you feel mentally, physically, and emotionally better. Have you […]

Jul, 16 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Julie Gohring

Name: Julie Gohring Age: 41 Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means bucking traditional and conventional stereotypes of what it means to be a woman. It means defining myself by my own standards and creating space for other woman to do the […]

What The Body Mass Index (BMI) Tells You — And What It Doesn’t

Think back to the last time you went to your doctor or healthcare provider. Odds are if they checked your body weight and height, they also calculated your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI, an estimate of a person’s body fat, is used to predict a person’s risk for chronic disease. BMI is calculated by measuring […]

All About ACL Injuries

If I had a dollar — scratch that, just a dime — for every time I have heard a patient, a friend, or some random person my mother gave my number to say, “So-and-So said I tore my ACL. Please tell me it’s not my ACL!” all my medical school loans would be paid off […]

All About Dietary Fat

How much do you really know about dietary fat? Most people have one of two viewpoints on fat consumption. The most common belief in our society for many decades has been that dietary fat is bad for you. It’ll make you fat, clog your arteries, and send you into an early grave. With the rise […]

2 Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do When Life Gets Busy

Whether it’s summer break or the holiday season, certain times of the year bring more travel, or at the very least take us out of our everyday routines with outings, celebrations, and out of town guests — and for many of us who are parents, a lot more time with the kiddos on break from school. […]

GGS Spotlight: Tina Tang

Name:  Tina Tang Age: 46 Location: Jersey City, NJ What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? When I think of Girls Gone Strong, I imagine a world of women flying in capes, saving lives with their strength, and embracing the strength of other women. It represents rebellion and support. Girls Gone Strong […]

Harassment on the Street and at the Gym

Note: Not everyone can relate to experiencing harassment or violence. However, it is a well-known reality that, globally, 1 in 3 women will experience serious assault or rape during her lifetime. Please keep this in mind as you read the article, particularly if you don’t consider yourself to be part of the one-in-three and don’t […]

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