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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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We All Want Revenge… With a Twist!
September 13, 2018

Before you exact revenge on the person who wronged you, listen to this.You’ve been thrown under the bus or falsely accused. You’re irate. Maybe you even want revenge. (Don’t worry, that feeling is human.) But, you don’t have to act on that impulse. Honesty and humility play a role in the desire for revenge. They moderate the relationships. Those wi…

Forest Bathing: Enjoying the Wonders of Nature
September 6, 2018

Step into nature, breathe deeply and improve your wellness.Shinrin yoku is a practice that started in Japan in the 1980s, encouraging people to go into nature and breath in deeply. It’s also called forest bathing. You can forest bathe in whatever “wild home” is available to you—a backyard, park or garden will do. Rules of Engagement for Forest Bath…

The Truth About Weight Loss Camp
August 30, 2018

Is weight loss camp all it’s cracked up to be?Weight loss camps are an interesting concept— being removed from daily life, eating foods that support weight loss and working off calories. The idea is that the staff are in your corner, cheerleading you along to your weight goals. So many people have negativity surrounding their weight, making it diff…

Modesty & Feminism
August 23, 2018

Modesty can be empowering.Religious modesty can support feminism. Many religions encourage a simple, modest appearance. Lauren Shields conducted an experiment by exploring modesty. Instead of styling her beauty for others to consume, she opted to cover her arms, legs and hair. She skipped cosmetics for nine months. As a result, she no longer viewed…

An Anti-Ageist Takes on Becoming an Older Woman
August 16, 2018

The ageist culture shapes how we view aging.The media is dominated by the idea that aging is undesirable and difficult. However, it’s not an inconvenient thing. It’s a fact of life. Aging is a natural human experience. It begins the moment we are born. Some part of your body will deteriorate and you will lose people you know. It doesn’t happen all…