Sometimes - through no fault of your own - the pudge just won't budge. These surprising culprits may be to blame. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.
Your thyroid is out of whack.
If the scale is creeping up, but your eating and exercise routine hasn't changed, it's a good idea to ask your doc for a TSH (or thyroid-stimulating hormone) test. Your thyroid hormones help regulate your metabolism, and in those with hypothyroidism, the body produces too little of them. Other symptoms include being tired all the time and hair loss. The good news is that you can work with your doctor to help get your thyroid - and metabolism - back on track, or begin taking a pill such as Synthroid.
You're feeling "blah."
Smile! Happiness may be a surprising weight-loss wonder. Worms given a boost of serotonin, a chemical linked to improved mood, cut their fat levels by up to 50 percent, finds a study in Cell Metabolism. "Serotonin signals the brain to speed up metabolism, which hinders fat storage in both worms
Sometimes - through no fault of your own - the pudge just won't budge. These surprising culprits may be to blame. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 7 Sneaky Reasons Your Body is Holding on to Fat
Adrenalin RushAdrenalin Rush
There are some naturally occurring drugs, that our bodies make, which are like Cocaine. They are addictive, short lived and immensely satisfying.
Lots of things activate the production of these Cocaine like substances. Fear will do it. Threat, uncertainty, pain and suffering. We need our adrenalin rush to help us cope and overcome, recover and live on. It's part of the fight and flight response.
But Adrenalin can be addictive. I don't know if we are hooked on the chemical or the profound sense of well-being, they produce. But I do know that we humans, are terrific at getting what we want.
When we get an adrenalin hit, we somehow remember what happened to make the adrenalin flood our bodies, and we practice finding ways to replicate that event, so as to get that bit of high.
To scratch the itch, we invite into our lives, some danger, some pain, and a variety of fearful situations. And some of that dangerousness, can be induced very effectively andRead More »from Adrenalin Rush
How healthy are you?Most of us feel we have too much on our plates, both literally and figuratively. So, we start on a journey from here (wherever you are) to there (wherever you want to be) - pursuing a personal version of vibrant health and happiness.Read More »from 3 Simple Steps to a Healthier You
Usually, this path to wellness is seen as an uncomfortable journey that requires a lot of inner willpower. As Mick George sums it up, "Anytime we say we 'have to' do anything, it means we are living our life reluctantly." There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm.
This is why we see diets and health programs fail again and again as we try to adapt ourselves to someone else's idea of normal. No wonder there are so many obstacles in our way; we simply feel powerless and misunderstood.
My focus at BodyVision Health Coaching is to give you the tools you need to create your own path to wellness. There are three steps to this process. The duration of each step depends on your personal needs. You can use the free workbook, get on our lists, join the membership,
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CN Digital StudioBreast cancer has been linked to a head-swimming number of possible causes, from eating too much soy to wearing underwire bras. "Every minor study gets so much play," says Dr. Love, "that women start to believe all these things can raise or lower their risk. But most aren't backed by solid science." These four are.
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Excercise can reduce your risk by 25 to 30 percent. "About five hours of brisk walking a week is ideal," says Paul Goss, M.D., a professor at Harvard Medical School. "More doesn't give you an added benefit, so you don't have to be a marathon runner." Why does working out help? Experts believe it may reduce stress and inflammation, and boost the way your immune system responds to cancer cells.
Maintaining a healthy weight lowers your odds by up to 250 percent. "Fat cells pick up and store estrogen," explains Avon's Hurlbert, "and since estrogen drives most breast cancers, the fewer fat cells you
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by Shaun Dreisbach, Glamour
"If your doctor's not up on the latest advances, he could be giving you outdated advice," says Lillie Shockney, R.N., a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "I've seen it happen to too many young women." Never take these phrases at face value.
Lie #1: "We have to operate right away."
Many doctors rush patients into surgery, telling them there's no time to weigh options. "It's intimidating," says Shockney, a two-time breast cancer survivor herself. "They make people think they're going to drop dead by Monday." The reality? Most breast cancers are slower-growing than women realize, and top oncologists agree that once a woman has her diagnosis, she can usually safely spend up to four weeks deciding what treatment to pursue. Says Shockney: "Nothing's worse than having surgery, then realizing you could have done something else."
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Lie #2: "Your
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 10, 2012 4:16 PM EDT
How many times have you heard or uttered the phrase, "Because it'll rot your teeth"? We don't give our kids soda (in excess, anyway) and we don't normally let them have tons of sweets, yet on Halloween and Easter, all bets are off when it comes to candy. What's a body supposed to do if you want to give and receive Halloween candy but do it in a way that won't cause a head full of fillings? Here are the treats you should avoid giving/eating this Halloween, along with some that are actually (relatively) good for you, according to Dr. Timothy Chase. - By Carolyn Castiglia
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- Megan O'Grady, Vogue
This season's new rock biographies and memoirs capture the sound, the swagger-and the sex.
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Paula Derrow, SELF magazine
You can't stop thinking about ice cream. You go into your room and try to read, file your nails, text a friend--anything to distract yourself. Your brain is insistent: Ice cream. Ice cream. Soon, you're telling yourself that you deserve ice cream--after all, you've had a crappy day. And before you know it, you're heading to the freezer, pulling out the pint, and going at it straight from the carton. Mmmmmm. Until you hit cardboard. The pint is gone and you're totally full--of regret. "Why did I do that?!" you moan. "I'm starting a diet tomorrow." Then you head to bed, making sure to avoid the full-length mirror when you pull off your now snug skinny jeans.
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Sound like addiction? According to a 2011 report in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, your behavior qualifies as worthy of an addict's if (and I'm paraphrasing here):
- You engage in an activity to satisfy an appetite.
Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazineBy Ayren-Jackson CannadyRead More »from Eating Tips from the World's Healthiest Diets
As a college student living in the international dorm, I should have been studying my Parisian roomie's eating habits instead of just coveting her style. In nations with low obesity rates, women know how to eat right and enjoy every bite. "The diets they follow often place an emphasis on whole grains and legumes and use meat sparingly," says Daphne Miller, MD, the author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World. They're a far cry from the typical U.S. diet, a processed, produce-deficient carb-fest. Although I can no longer use the excuse that I'm a broke college student, I still live on lattes, burgers, and apple cobbler. So I embarked on a 30-day culinary experiment, borrowing secrets from some of the world's healthiest places to slim my 170-pound frame.
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Week One: France
Despite baguettes and Brie, French women have the lowest average body mass index in Europe. "It's true that the French eat for
Psoriasis is a skin condition in which skin cells are produced at a rate which can be harmful. In this condition, the skin becomes scaly and dry. Medical authorities believe it to be a genetic disorder and feel that it is caused due to immune system being triggered by mistake.
However, even with this skin condition, you can live an equally healthy and beautiful life that everyone longs to live. Here are some ways to minimize the impact of psoriasis on your health and your life. These ways are simple enough to be easily accommodated in your daily routine.
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