There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Until 2010, when a cat walked up to me on the street, all scraggly and dirty, I was ambivalent toward cats. However, that cute little orange face won me over, and I took in the stray we later named Dizzy. Fast forward two years, and that formerly ski... Read more
Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec... Read more
These days, it seems that everyone is stressed. We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. Times are tough, money is tight, and deadlines are imminent.
What happens when you're stressed? You tend to eat more, sleep less,... Read more
I'm having a severe problem with stress eating. I was doing really well at losing weight. I had dropped 12.8 pounds in 3 weeks. I have since gained 8 pounds of it back. My problem is that there is someone that causes really bad unnecessary stress... Read more
My boyfriend proposed last Thursday. :) I'd really like to find a nice restaurant we could go to celebrate, just the two of us, y'know? But, I'm not willing to blow my diet completely. Any suggestions?
Requirements: Not fish! Shellfish is okay t... Read more
This Saturday, I will be running my first 5K. I am very excited and although I know I may not be able to run the whole entire way yet, I have come very far in my training. Six months ago, I wouldn't have run 5 yards, much less 5K!
My question... Read more
I know whole wheat is best, but I find it has more fibre than I can handle so I've just been eating white bread. Is there such a thing as bread that has benefits of whole wheat but not the fibre?
Is rye bread a bread with low fibre?... Read more
The chronic effects of stress on the body can play a role in diabetes by altering the insulin levels in the body. Stress affects the digestive system, forgetfulness, low energy levels, depression & can cause weight gain. You can relieve stress thru... Read more
Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
We all know how important quality sleep is to our health, but most of us tend to get less of it as we grow older. Stress, lifestyle issues and the hormonal fluxes of menopause can all disrupt our sleep quality and quantity, and the effects may b... Read more
Everywhere we turn, we’re faced with get-healthy guidelines. Exercise an hour daily! Eat tons of vegetables! Meditate! But who has the time (or money or energy) to do all this? Fortunately, it turns out that perfection is overrated and there is... Read more
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