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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 Woman’s Guide to Running for Office
September 19, 2019

Interested in running for office but don’t know how to play the campaign game?Women are underrepresented in politics. Even if your desire is not to run for office, politics and campaigns play a role in regular living. One unique challenge women face in politics is fundraising. This space has been exclusive to men for a long time. Campaigns cost mon…

Encore Episode: Have You Been Duped?
September 12, 2019

Have you ever gotten caught up in someone’s web of lies without realizing it? You are not alone.“How could someone as smart as you fall for that?” It’s embarrassing to admit you’ve been duped. People are quick to point out how gullible you were and how there’s no way they would’ve ever fallen for something like this. The truth is that smart people…

Encore Episode: Work: Not Your Second Family
September 5, 2019

Beware references of your job being called your second family.You spend thousands of hours of your life working. Is it accurate to call work your second family? Nope. You can have warm, caring relationships with your co-workers, but classifying it as a family puts workers at a disadvantage. Employees may feel guilty if they want to ask for a raise…

Video Games, Violence & Women's Body Issues
August 29, 2019

Do video games really contribute to violence and women’s self-esteem issues?While it’s easy to blame the uptick in video game play for violence and body image insecurity, there’s no research proving that video games are the cause. Today’s research is more transparent and diligent than earlier psychological research. There’s no evidence of strong ef…

What Drug & Alcohol Abuse Does to Your Heart
August 22, 2019

Protect your heart and longevity by knowing the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.Excessive alcohol use takes a toll on your heart. Drug abuse, including prescription drugs, also has an effect on your ticker. Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States, so it’s important to take care of your health. Alcohol is part of mixed…