- Cosmopolitan.com | Living Well | Mon, Nov 5, 2012 1:54 PM EST | CommentsWe love how Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera have talked up how much they love their bods. Want to steal their body image? Try these quick and easy tricks. They'll help you eat better, exercise harder, and love your bod more, so you can feel crazy-confident 24/7.
These tips will help you view yourself in the best light.
By Malia Griggs
1. Before you leave your apartment in the morning, take a moment to strike a ridiculous (-ly attractive) pose in the mirror. It's silly, but it's good to take a moment and remember how hot you are when you're just out of the shower and freshly primped for the day.
2. Skip diet products. These types of food leave you feeling unsatisfied because they usually don't fill you up. Stick to real, non-processed foods to satisfy your cravings.
3. Don't go more than three to four hours without a meal or snack. You'll get super hungry and freak out and eat everything in sight when you finally have a second to settle. And then you'll just feel nasty and bloated. Try an apple with peanut butter, whole-fat cheese with a ...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Living Well | Mon, Nov 5, 2012 12:03 PM EST | CommentsLose the stress and the extra weight before the holidays hit.
Shrink your belly and holiday stress!
As the holidays approach, no doubt your stress level starts to rise. And when under stress, your body increases the production of stress hormones -- pesky chemicals that can actually increase belly fat. That means that not only can the holiday food pack on the pounds, but the hustle and bustle of the season can expand your waistline as well!
And not only can stress cause the scale to increase, it can also be quite damaging to health.
It's estimated that as many as 90% of doctor's visits are for symptoms that are at least partially stress-related. Chronic stress can lead to complications such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even depression. But the good news that just by making small adjustments to your diet, you can actually cut stress levels and burn up stubborn belly fat! In my newly released book, Belly Fat Diet for Dummies, I point out the bes...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Living Well | Fri, Nov 2, 2012 11:01 AM EDT | CommentsA lot of women rely solely on their diet to provide all the nutrients that their body needs. Although maintaining a regular diet consisting mainly of healthy foods can help, it may not be sufficient to obtain a completely nourished body just from the diet alone. Especially in today's fast-paced world, poor eating habits are easily developed and picked up. Complementing the regular diet with vitamins for women can help make up for the nutritional deficiencies and ensure better overall health.
Woman eating nutritional supplements
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Although all women require specific types of vitamins and minerals, the intake of additional dietary supplements may be required for women of child-bearing age. Following are the most essential nutrients that women need for complete nutrition which they can get from multivitamins:
- Calcium - This nutrient is important for bone mass development especially during the individual's early y
- Woman S Day | Living Well | Fri, Nov 2, 2012 12:05 PM EDT | CommentsBy Kim Tranell
woman sleeping in bed
You hate how your mother-in-law meddles in your marriage, so it's no shocker when you tell her off in your dream-dreams are, after all, your brain's way of working through unresolved conflicts. But what can explain that recent string of random nightmares or incredibly vivid visions? "We know a bit about things that affect dream recall and make for more nightmares," says Deirdre Barrett, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and author of The Committee of Sleep. So here, 11 surprising things that can influence what pops up in your dreams or how likely you are to remember them. Photo by iStock.
Do sweet smells lead to sweet dreams? One small study found that sniffing flowers at a particular point in the sleep cycle led to more positive dreams, while a sulfur odor was linked to negative ones. Though researchers say you can't replicate those results in your bedroom (by the time you're dreamin...Read More »
- Popsugar Fitness | Living Well | Mon, Oct 29, 2012 5:40 PM EDT | Comments
Source: Women's Health 101: The Exams You Need in Your 20s and 30s
Busy women tend to put visits to the doctor at the end of their priorities. But when in the midst of a hectic life, making time for health check-ins is vital. Hopefully you're up to date with all of your necessary vaccinations and can just focus on making sure you're on track with these appointments.
Every Five Years
Physical exam: While certain studies are calling physical exams useless, the National Institute of Health still suggests getting two physical exams in your 20s and 30s. Every doctor is different when it comes to a physical, but chances are your provider will go over your history, vital signs, and blood work and perform a variety of medical screenings.
Cholesterol: Once you're 20 years old, checking your cholesterol every five years is essential. The process is fairly straightforward; after you fast for 12 hours, you go for a blood test that measures total cholesterol, LDL "bad" cholesterol, HDL "good" c...Read More »
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