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My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
Imagine that it’s April. The weather is warming up and it’s time to pull your spring clothes out of storage, including the bathing suit you shoved in the back of your closet in September. While doing your spring cleaning, you start to try... Read more
Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
their health. It's the over-generalization that I see as a problem. And the "if you no longer eat "this" one food/food group, all your health/weight problems will be cured overnight" mentality.... Read more
Thought I'd open this up. I am always still seeing to use egg substitute or just egg whites in recipes even though they have now said that eating the whole egg is not so bad for your health. I'm sure that people who have cholesterol problems would... Read more
Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain killers). There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skinó3,000 in each finger tip. So get out there and grope a loved one (with their consent of course)!... Read more
1st Day! Im excited to start turning my health around I gain alot of weight this last year and we I went shopping to get clothes I about cried! Its time to turn the around. So wish me luck!... Read more
What is your ultimate motivation for making healthy changes? Mine is to have healthy pregnancies in the future and to set a good example for any kids I have. I want to be a happy, healthy mommy with happy, healthy babies.... Read more
Every day I go to the Health A-Z topics and also health news articles and read a topic. I get 3 points for each of them and I learn something new. In the Health A-Z I am working through the alphabet and learning a lot of interesting things. In the... Read more
Winter is in full swing, and even though I like January for other reasons, I can't stand the winter. I live in the Midwest, where we get our share of snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures. And every season, I think to myself, "Who would ever ch... Read more
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season is behind you, you're probably ready to settle back into a routine and reevaluate your health and fitness priorities (we know we are!). This time of year, there seems to be a new gimmick around every co... Read more
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