Did you know that each year in the United States, more people die of suicide than of homicide? In 2004, suicide accounted for 32,439 deaths in the U.S., but over 750,000 people actually attempted to take their own lives, according to the National Ins... Read more
It's easy to say that you want to lose weight. It's also easy to find the motivation to hit the gym regularly and choose the right foods in the beginning. After a few weeks, our motivation seems to wane and those old, unhealthy habits of your... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
When you think about your skin and hair, you likely think about what products to use in order to keep them looking healthy, or what type of haircut you’ll get the next time you head to the salon. But the fact of the matter is that our skin and... Read more
When I was a Wellness Director for a YMCA I overheard a member ask my fellow director to help him adjust his workout regimen. He just “wasn’t getting anywhere” despite being very committed and diligent to his workouts. This was a ve... Read more
Today I walked a neighbour's dog as usual (normally every weekday). The sun came out and actually felt warm (ish), the dog was friskier than normal and several gardens had crocuses coming out. It felt like the first day of spring.
What are the s... Read more
I have signed on under vickymein and vickymein1 and vickymein7 and I believe the latest is just Vicky. I am all screwed up on my board and trackers and such...is there any way to help!!! PLEASE... Read more
If you do nothing else, be sure to check in & spin the wheel every day. I felt bad doing it . Why should I get points & perfect attendance when I'm not even entering my food, right? I'll tell you why, because it kept me coming back. One of the bigges... Read more
For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula... Read more
Hydration is something many of us take for granted, but it is even more important the more active we are. Water is one nutrient we cannot, nor should not forgo. While we can go for weeks without food, water is a whole different scenario. Without wate... Read more
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