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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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The Ground Beneath Us
June 22, 2017

The ground beneath our feet is rich with history and health. How did we lose our connection to it?We spend 90-95% of our time inside. Many of us tend to walk on pavement when we do step outside. We’re disconnected from the ground that nurtures us. Children aren’t being allowed to go outside to play. Fear of germs, strangers and injury keeps kids in…

Stop Telling Women to Smile
June 19, 2017

Learn the ins and outs of smiling and why women hate being told, “Smile!”Why do people keep telling women to smile? Why are women so irritated when they’re told to smile? “Smile!” Smiling triggers dopamine production, making you feel good. When someone else sees a smile, it leads to smile mimicry. Even the tiniest twitch of a smile can make the vie…

It Feels Great to Suck at Something!
June 15, 2017

You can find joy in being the worst.Women are perfectionists. That makes it tough to fail at a project or activity. Maybe you constantly compare how well you do to someone else’s accomplishments. Sometimes you feel like you suck because you’re learning. You can’t expect to master something new instantly. Giving yourself the freedom to not be perfec…

Rebel Runner: Boston Marathon’s First Female Runner Keeps Women Active
June 12, 2017

Author, athlete and advocate Kathrine Switzer shares her experiences as the first female runner in the Boston Marathon in 1967 and returning to that marathon 50 years later.Kathrine Switzer made a name for herself 50 years ago because she wanted to run the Boston Marathon.  No woman ran that marathon prior to 1967. Kathrine had a coach and loved to…

Meaty Magazines: Women Want Substance
June 8, 2017

Female readers and writers want richer subject matter than what mainstream magazines tend to provide.Conventional women’s magazines are stuffed with clothing ads, celebrity dating and the sexy tips to “light his fire.” Fluff can be a fun distraction. Women are also interested in substance, especially as writers. There hasn’t always been much opport…