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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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Life After a Weight Loss Show
November 15, 2018

A weight loss show success story shares how she keeps the weight off and finds joy in life.Tara Costa was a major winner of The Biggest Loser, never dropping below the elimination line on the program. She lost 150 pounds and even pulled a car. She wants to inspire and help others. Life has its detours. Finding non-scale victories helps one experien…

How to Shop the Farmers Market
November 8, 2018

Do you know how to shop the farmers market?You want to eat locally grown foods, but you don’t know how to navigate the farmers market. First step is to find your nearest farmers market. The USDA has a National Farmers Market Directory online. Locate one that’s close to work or home and open on a day that suits your schedule. When you arrive at the…

Navigating Life’s Transitions
November 1, 2018

Is it time for a change?We all face major life transitions. Workplace, relationship, family and location transitions often lead us to adapt to new circumstances. Career PathsPeople often speak of career paths as linear things, each job leading perfectly to the next. In truth, it’s a messy process. Don’t expect your next career move to be a linear m…

Singing Yourself Out of Anxiety & Depression
October 25, 2018

Boost your mood by singing.When you sing, you can’t hide your emotions. Singing helps with mindfulness and breath regulation. You have to use your air wisely to control the length and tone of your notes. Paying attention to your breathing helps calm your body and mind. Singing lessons can help you in other areas of life, providing confidence and en…

Why Powering Up Your Pelvis Is So Important for Women
October 18, 2018

It takes more than Kegels to really power up your pelvic floor.Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to urinary incontinence. Sneezing, laughing and physical activity can prompt surprise urine leakage. There’s no need to suffer embarrassment from this issue. Speak with a doctor to find out the cause of your incontinence. Physical therapy can often addr…