We have just finished analyzing the results of our 2 year De Las Mías study! And our research confirms that a healthy lifestyle journey goes better if you have a comadre by your side! Yes, it’s true. Supportive friendships have been proven to help us make our lives better, and health is no exception. Social…… Continue reading Better Together: How to Start a Comadre Support Group
As Latinas, warmth comes naturally to us—and being a supportive friend is important. With help from our comadres we can achieve a healthy, content and successful life. How to Be More Helpful to Your Comadres Dr. James Prochaska, a well-respected researcher on making healthy lifestyle changes, offers the following advice to those looking to be…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Three
Last week we learned that researchers have validated that the strong bonds we have as Latinas in our traditional familias and friendships protect us—and can help us make healthy changes. This week, I want to share a personal story and una práctica (a practice). A Balanced Life with Help From Our Comadres Miriam and I…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part Two
Health researchers tell us what we already know, that the Latin American family has some built-in protective factors related to the closeness and support we get from our extended families. Although most of us Latinas already know that, it sure is nice to have it affirmed by scholars and health researchers. We know from experience,…… Continue reading With a Little Help from Our Comadres: Part One
De Las Mías is not a diet club. It is a community of Latinas who support each other to have a healthier life. ¡Unidas for a Healthy Life! means you are in this community because you want to be healthy and not just thin. A healthy life starts with a healthy eating plan. Our research…… Continue reading Healthy Eating Plan: Poquito de Todo
During a recent check-in with a De Las Mías comadre, Laura (not her real name), shared that since getting on the De Las Mías app she has started making healthy changes for her whole family. One of the steps she took was to swap white flour tortillas for whole-wheat flour tortillas. She was proud of herself,…… Continue reading Mom, Why Is My Tortilla Brown?
Making healthy changes isn’t easy—it takes commitment and hard work.. The good news is: you don’t have to go it alone. Starting a new healthy lifestyle journey is much easier with a comadre by your side. Keep in mind that it is even better if your comadre is also on a healthy lifestyle journey. You’ve…… Continue reading Healthy Changes: Don’t Go It Alone—Tell Your Comadre
¿Sabes qué? Most Latinas—60% of us—are not physically active. ¡Basta! Let’s change that story! Many of us are intimidated by what “physical activity” means. Health education research shows that some people don’t even like the word “exercise.” We hear the words “physical activity” or “exercise” and we imagine pictures of sweaty, skinny chicas in their…… Continue reading Get Started with Physical Activity
We are pleased to welcome you to Edición No. 1 of the De Las Mías online revista! Each edición features articles and recipes to inspire and inform you to start a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Start a healthy lifestyle. Go from thinking to doing. Here are articles that will help you move into action: Ready to…… Continue reading Starting a Healthy Lifestyle is Easier Than You Think
The cochitos, empanadas and tamales of Christmas are long gone and your skinny jeans make you feel like a chorizo. You feel motivated to kick off a new routine with a bang. ¡Eso! You’re ready to start a healthy lifestyle. Research on the subject of “change” tells us that many people don’t succeed at making…… Continue reading Ready to Start a Healthy Lifestyle? ¡Orale, Pues!