High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a training technique that alternates bouts of high intensity cardiorespiratory training with periods of recovery. The goal? To increase the overall intensity of your workout and take your fitness to the next level!

Typically, cardiovascular exercise is performed at a moderate, sustainable intensity level. The cardiovascular intensity found in a HIIT workout entails a push to all-out work that...


Ever wonder how to talk to your littles, big and small, about events they may see or hear about? Dr. Lara Jakobsons from the Center for Mind Health suggests talking about any traumatic event openly and honestly. Find out what your child knows and allow them to ask questions in a non-judgmental space.

In situations like this, there are also specific things to consider when talking with your child.



Like many of us, you might not have thought a lot about your pelvic floor before having kids. Pelvic floor health affects much of our daily lives, and it's hard to know where to go if it's not functioning properly and what to expect with treatment. Mara Hutton PT, DPT and Claire Kelly PT, DPT are local pelvic floor physical therapists here to help.

Q. What is the pelvic floor?

A. (Mara): The pelvic floor is a...


Are you a local mama in the Oak Park area and looking for a great prenatal massage? Check out these 3 options!

1. Serenity Holistic Health

A clinic with a variety of practitioners that can provide complimentary services such as acupuncture and chiropractic care to help expectant mothers feel as comfortable as possible during their pregnancy. Prenatal massage is offered by Kari Aguirre, LMT who has over 13 years of...