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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 Truth About Falling in Love
August 17, 2017

Not every loving relationship mirrors a fairy tale.Love stories influence our expectations about romantic love. Are you basing your romantic relationship on tales of love? Maybe it’s time to be more intentional about falling in love, a process that may shape the rest of your life. How do you fall in love logically and make it last? You have to choo…

Are Facials Worth It?
August 14, 2017

Get the lowdown on facials.Is a facial worth the expense? It depends on you and your skin. They work best for those with acne or dry/sun damaged skin.Facial Advice Have realistic expectations for facials. They don’t lift sagging skin. They don’t address deep-seated problems. Peels can be useful every four to six weeks for adult acne or sun-damaged…

How Women Decide
August 10, 2017

How do different genders make decisions?Most books about decision-making are written by men. All the examples are from a male perspective. As a result, there are some misconceptions and misunderstandings about how women decide. There are stereotypes about women. “It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind” is one example. It suggests that women…

Stay Safe: Fight Back Like a Girl
August 7, 2017

Learn how to reduce the likelihood of being a crime target and how to fight back when necessary.You need to empower yourself to stay safe. Self-defense training is important, but you want to use defensive tactics as a last resort. Soft Targets vs. Hard TargetsTargets are selected by stride, gait and posture. A soft target is more likely to attract…

Healing Power of Friendship
August 3, 2017

Live a longer, happier life with friends.Researchers are paying attention to the impact of friendships and social networks on general health. Harvard researchers found that strong social ties contribute to brain health. How is your network of friends? Is it just on social media? If so, it’s time to get some in-person friends. Friends support you. T…