- Harper S Bazaar | Living Well | Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:18 PM EDT | CommentsOil is probably the last thing you would think of slathering on your face in the hopes of getting a younger, more radiant complexion. But as it turns out, new breakthrough oil formulas are boosting moisture, fighting wrinkles, and reducing inflammation with the help of sophisticated additives like peptides, retinol, and vitamin C, without any harsh (or greasy) side effects. "Oils are naturally more gentle than most antiaging products because they deliver the active ingredients deep into the skin without irritating the surface," says New York dermatologist David Colbert. "And they create a dewy glow that lasts all day."
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One of the pioneers to see potential in the face-oil category was fashion stylist Linda Rodin. Frustrated with skin care that "wasn't working," she took matters into her own hands-literally-and in 2007, Rodin Olio Lusso was born. "I combined the oils I loved in a coffee cup over my bathroom sink and came up with this conc...Read More »
- The Editors At Sharecare | Living Well | Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:18 PM EDT | Comments
Did you know? Research shows that working up a sweat could cause fewer symptoms of menopause.
By Su Reid-St. John
When you're suffering from hot flashes, the last thing you want to do is work up a sweat. But research shows that it could be just the ticket to sailing through menopause with fewer symptoms.
In a recent Pennsylvania State University study, 92 menopausal women with mild to moderate hot flashes tracked their exercise for 15 days. The researchers discovered that most of the women who exercised experienced fewer flashes for a full day afterward. The effect didn't hold for everyone-overweight women and women who were out of shape reported having slightly more hot flashes when they increased their exercise- but overall, more movement equaled fewer flashes.
We're not talking intense pavement-pounding here. The women in the study exercised at a moderate pace-ideal for taming those "power surges," says the National Academy of Sports Medicine. High intensity workouts can have the opposite effect, putting you at a higher r...Read More »
- Marie Claire | Living Well | Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:19 PM EDT | CommentsIT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY AGE: One day you're eating what you want with no consequences. The next day, one stray cookie and your jeans don't zip. Elisabetta Politi, nutritional director at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina, notes that each year your resting metabolism burns approximately 10 fewer calories--100 fewer per decade--meaning you can slide up into the next dress size all too easily if you don't gradually adjust your diet over time. Plus, as you age, "your old techniques don't work anymore," says Heather Bauer, a New York City--based registered dietician and coauthor of Bread Is the Devil. "You can't binge and starve your way to a healthy weight." Research suggests that even exercise can't counteract the evils of age-related weight gain. Recent studies indicate that metabolism is less responsive to exercise than we had thought. New York--based fitness instructor and holistic health coach Craig Smith believes that the food you eat accounts for a full 85 per...Read More »
You really can have your cake and eat it too!
- The Editors At Sharecare | Living Well | Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:19 PM EDT | Comments
Yoga for digestion
By Sadie Nardini
Improving your digestion with yoga might not sound very exciting until you consider this: When your gut works properly, you reap a whole host of benefits like a more efficient metabolism, weight loss, less bloating, fewer toxins, slower aging and a sense of inner peace.
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Whoa. Inner peace? That's just some woo-woo yoga thing, right?
Au contraire. When your belly is happy, you produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical that makes you feel as content as if you'd just eaten a fantastic meal with good friends. What's more, being in this state of calm helps lower your level of cortisol-the belly-fat promoting nemesis of serotonin.
You hear a lot about serotonin in the brain, but your belly? Not so much. So it may surprise you to learn that around 95 percent of your serotonin is produced in your GI tract. It's one of the foundations of proper digestion.
Yoga is a powerful way to get your belly feeling fine and keep that serot...Read More »
- Tips On Healthy Living | Living Well | Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:19 PM EDT | Comments
Dr. Norman Marcus in End Back Pain Forever: A Groundbreaking Approach to Eliminate Your Suffering. Here's how to find the solution to your own aches.
I have seen many patients so wracked by pain that they wished they were dead, and some who actually attempted suicide before they saw me. So I am aware of the helplessness that you and millions like you feel when you first hobble into the doctor's office and exclaim, "Doctor, my back is killing me! I can't go on like this!"
Let me describe a common scenario: after some pokes and prods, the doctor says, "Go home, take an aspirin, lie down, and rest."
You do as the doctor says. But it does no good, and two days later, having missed work, you see the doctor again. "Well," says the doctor, "you have a case of nonspecific low back...Read More »