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How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science Follow these six research-backed strategies to keep those pounds off for good. Regardless of where you are on your weight-loss journey, you’re likely living with the constant fear of gaining it all back. Your worry is not unfounded: Research suggests men and women on most traditional diets drop 5
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To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’ Instead of cycling between deprivation and eating poorly, take a balanced approach. My patient looked down with shame and despair and announced, “I was so bad – I cheated, and ate junk.” I cringed. There’s that word again: cheat. The notion of cheating is so often bundled with morally
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The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span As part of a routine checkup, health providers keep track of factors that can profoundly influence a person’s longevity and quality of life, from monitoring cholesterol and blood glucose levels to inquiring about diet and physical activity. In light of this information, we offer clinical advice based on the latest science, and many patients do
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I scheduled a visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O’Keeffe, known as the mother of American modernism, is most renowned for her extraordinary paintings of super-sized erotic flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. As I neared
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Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live? Take steps to survive, thrive and realize your best life possible. Ask yourself this question, “Am I fit enough to survive the challenges of living in the 21st century?” Could you: Get up with no assistance after falling? Dash after a child who was running toward a busy intersection? Hoist your
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How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life You might not be aware, but in every nanosecond of your life, you’re actually experiencing countless never-ending cycles of mind-body recovery that run the gamut from grieving a broken heart to mending a pulled tendon. For instance, as you rest and recover after a long, sweaty hike, you’re probably
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Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds For years I’ve listened to women and men recount an agonizing spectrum of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse and trauma that occurred during their childhood, often continuing through adolescence. Most remember that period in their life as the time when they began to overeat. Neglect, abandonment, isolation, and physical
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Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly” What thoughts and feelings do the word “elderly” conjure for you? Perhaps you immediately envision a frail man or woman in his or her 80s or 90s living with chronic disease and cognitive impairment. How many of you have a negative connotation of the term? What does it really
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Women as Breadwinners
February 23, 2017

You are the CEO of your own life. Your choices can help you find balance, while still bringing home the bacon.Only 11 percent of households in the 1960s had women as breadwinners. Today, that figure has risen to 40 percent of households reporting women as primary breadwinners. Fifty-one percent of management positions are held by women. The times a…

Facial Masks: What's Right for You?
February 20, 2017

Treat yourself to a mini-spa session with a facial mask.Facial masks are a great way to slow down the aging process, because you’re allowing for key active ingredients to be applied in a concentrated way. Masks come in several varieties. Some are creams or gels that you wipe off, while others harden and peel off.  What does a mask do? A clay mask f…

Fitness & Aging: Lifelong Activity
February 16, 2017

Expand your vibrant years with a lifetime of fitness habits.It takes work to be fit, but you can condition yourself to have a lifetime of fitness.Snack on fitness by using little snippets of time to be active. For example, work on balance by lifting one foot and then the other as your coffee reheats.Try spending 80 percent of your time nourishing y…

It’s Time to Treat Yourself with Body Kindness
February 13, 2017

Your body may not reflect your ideal. You can still treat it with love and compassion as you form new habits.Your body may not do what you want it to do. Difficulty resolving your appearance with a self-imposed ideal can tie you up in knots. It’s time to focus on your well-being. Dieting isn’t the only way to get healthy and happy. There is no magi…

Non-Addictive Healthy Eating
February 9, 2017

Learn simple ways to reduce the processed foods in your diet and eat healthier overall.Processed foods are manufactured in a plant and come in packages. Compare that to unprocessed foods, which come in their own packaging. Processed foods are convenient, tasty and socially accepted. They’re also addictive. Upon eating too many processed foods, your…