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Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Originally featured in   On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I visited Nicoya, one of the world’s most famous “hot spots of longevity,” commonly referred to as Blue Zones. The first Blue Zone was described in a 2004 study in which researchers identified a distinct cluster of centenarians thriving in a mountainous region of Sardinia. Subsequently, Nicoya,
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The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
Originally featured in  When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, I’d often take long, reflective walks around campus, through eucalyptus groves populated by cackling blue
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Power Is the New Thin
Power Is the New Thin
I’m not usually a fitness class person. Working out solo or with a trainer, whether I’m pumping iron or logging miles, is my modus operandi. Recently, though, I decided to change it up and scoped out the group classes at my Equinox club. The first that caught my eye was a barre class. Having been trained in a ballet academy during
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Oprah Is Weight Watching … Again
Oprah Is Weight Watching … Again
There are more sustainable ways to improve body composition. Once the news hit that Oprah had partnered with Weight Watchers, I watched the Internet light up with a host of mixed reactions, ranging from shock, disappointment, skepticism and disapproval to happiness and amazement. Her $43 million investment for a 10 percent ownership in the company caused
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Ask HER: Shingles Vaccine, Skipping Breakfast & Balance Help
April 28, 2016

Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.It’s YOUR time on HER Radio. Be a part of the show… send your comments and ask your questions by email, AskHER@radiomd.com. It’s time to Ask HER. Today, on HER Radio you wanted to know: Do I need the shingles vaccine if I’ve already had shingles? According to the CDC, anyone over

Have You Missed Your Estrogen Window?
April 28, 2016

When should you start taking estrogen?Estrogen had a bad reputation for causing breast cancer and other body problems. Wrong! If estrogen is taken in the estrogen window, it helps prevent heart disease, dementia, breast cancer and more.The median age for menopause is 51. Age isn’t the defining moment, though. Menopause can begin before age 40. When

What the Heck is Mansplaining?
April 28, 2016

Why do men do most of the talking?The New York Times recently ran an article on manologues and mansplaining (read the article here).Some men feel the need to expound at great length on areas of familiarity. Mansplaining uses small words to explain topics, making the listener feel like a five year-old.Historically, men’s value is in knowing, doing a

Mindfulness: Key for Pushing Past Procrastination
April 28, 2016

Push past those emotions and get your work done.”I know, I know. I need to take care of the dishes. After this kitten video. Okay, maybe after this kitten video and the next one.”It’s okay. Kitten videos are way more fun than doing dishes. A lot of things are pretty fantastic when you don’t want to tackle that to-do list. But, those tasks aren’t go

Addicted to Distractions?
April 28, 2016

Put down your device and work on that to-do list!Technology is amazing. You can do almost everything on a device you can hold in your hand. No wonder you freak out if you leave your cell phone in the kitchen or lose it somewhere in your house.Technology is a fun distraction. The problem is that it lends itself to procrastination. You get so focused