One week to beat stress
There's no way around it: We're living in exceedingly stressful times. And stress doesn't just do a number on your mood; research shows it can also have a detrimental effect on your health. But there are ways to manage it.
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If you make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldly. You control this moment: Rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and the life you want to live... Read more
DIET RULE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
The rule: Hold your ground against cravings.
Smarter strategy: Indulge yourself-in moderation. Sure, you can try to substitute your way out of a craving, first by noshing on an apple, then a couple of graham crackers, followed by a fat-f... Read more
LEARN TO TAKE A COMPLIMENT
Too many women swat away compliments by rejecting or disagreeing with them ("This old thing? I got it on sale!" or "You like my hair today? I didn't even wash it!"). But dismissing kind words can gradually chip away at your self-esteem, makin... Read more
IT PAYS TO DO A GOOD DEED
CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT - HILARY SWANK
The two-time Oscar winner was studying a script in a busy Los Angeles bakery when she noticed an older woman—who was obviously in a hurry—asking for help at the counter. All the salespeople were busy with oth... Read more
Do you have a lot of weight to lose? Don't be intimidated by that. Focus instead on half a pound at a time. Every step you take is one in the right direction.
It took me a long time to realize that I should not worry about the amount of ... Read more
Resolve to take a 30-second time out.
To lower your blood pressure, stress levels and risk for heart disease, you could take up kickboxing, make over your diet and start training for your first half-marathon. Or you could simply learn to b... Read more
Some Funnies & Some Interestings
What has more lives than a cat?
A frog—it croaks every single night!
How many angels can fit in a Honda?
All of them. For it is written: “All of my angels shall sing my praises in one Accord.”
SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT JANUARY 1
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SWEAT BEFORE BED
Question - Does exercise help you sleep better or keep you up at night?
Answer - Go ahead, sweat before bed. It's true that if your body is aroused, you won't sleep as well, but that goes away within 10 or 20 minutes after a workout. Exer... Read more
FESTIVAL OF SLEEP
Tomorrow, January 3rd, is Festival of Sleep Day, and boy, do we all need a solid night of rest! Scientists now know that sleep is essential to memory - your brain uses those hours to arrange memories so you can better recall key emotional momen... Read more
When you feel self-pity, wishing you were a smaller size, make up a positive mantra to counter it, like "I am strong. I shine."
Thinking positive really works. When you think you can do something, you are already half-way to success!
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Set up mini challenges, like going to the gym for 30 minutes twice a week for a month. When you achieve that, hit yourself with another mini challenge by adding a day. These microchanges will lead to macrochanges.
Plus, figure out what ki... Read more
You have to find your inner "wantpower", not just your willpower. Research shows that women who focus on big picture benefits - for example, improving your energy, happiness or even your sex life - exercise more and stick with it longer than wo... Read more
If you're among the 57% of women who skip wearing sunglasses in winter (yup, that's me!), it's time to see the light (preferably behind a pair of protective lenses). Ultraviolet radiation is a danger even on cold or cloudy days. Plus, fresh sn... Read more
EACH MONTH, MODIFY YOUR GOALS
(Adapted from AARP Magazine)
Not every tip you try will work. Some sound great, but prove impractical. Others sound crazy, yet would be surprisingly effective if you gave them a shot.
By tracking your progress, you will be able to de... Read more
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