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  • LOSING WEIGHT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    LOSING WEIGHT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    The greatest challenge we all face in the summer is how to lose weight during the holiday season and not fall back and gain the weight successfully lost. The holiday season is usually a period of weight gain because of the overabundance of food, parties, and tempting treats as well as the increased stress and busier schedules that goes with the holidays. Here are some holiday weight loss tips to help you during the holiday season. With the right healthy foods and some discipline, you can make it through the holiday season without adding excess weight; feel livelier, healthier and happy....

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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE NUMBER ONE TOXIN FOR YOUR HEART IS?

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE NUMBER ONE TOXIN FOR YOUR HEART IS?

    Seventy-five percent of Americans report they’re exposed to moderate or high levels of it. We encounter it nearly everywhere: in the office, at home, in traffic—even (maybe especially?) at school drop-off. And it can be toxic. It’s stress. Skyrocketing stress levels seem like a symptom of modern living. But the body’s stress response is actually quite old, rooted in a time when stressors tended to be life-threatening. Today, our stressors tend to be less serious. (No matter how harrowing your commute feels, you’re probably not spotting a saber-toothed tiger on the B train.) But the stress response, once triggered, is...

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  • ARE YOUR FRIENDS JEALOUS OF YOUR NEW BODY?

    ARE YOUR FRIENDS JEALOUS OF YOUR NEW BODY?

    You've given up most of those high-calorie foods you used to love. Exercised every day, even when you didn't feel like it. And finally, it's all paying off: You're edging toward your weight loss goal -- and looking pretty terrific! At the same time, you've encountered what seems like a surprising lack of enthusiasm from some of your family and friends -- maybe even your partner -- about your new look. As unusual as this may seem, experts say it's actually quite common to receive some unexpected reactions when you dramatically change your appearance. "Human beings are hard-wired to resist...

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  • HOW YOU CAN 'REPROGRAM' YOUR TASTE BUDS TO LIKE VEGETABLES

    HOW YOU CAN 'REPROGRAM' YOUR TASTE BUDS TO LIKE VEGETABLES

    Don’t say no to that asparagus just yet. New research suggests people may find the taste of bitter green vegetables more enjoyable if they eat them more often. Christopher Gardner’s son was the typical picky eater. He knew what he liked and knew what he didn’t like. That suddenly changed right around the time he became a teenager. He began liking “adult” foods and became more adventurous. Gardner was surprised at how abruptly the change came about, but, as a nutrition science PhD-holding researcher and professor at Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center, he was glad to see his son embrace...

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  • COULD THE NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS APPS FOR KIDS CAUSE BODY IMAGE ISSUES?

    COULD THE NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS APPS FOR KIDS CAUSE BODY IMAGE ISSUES?

    WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, announced this week it's offering a new free app for teens and kids as young as 8. Called Kurbo Health, the app is based on research from Stanford University's Pediatric Weight Control Program, and uses a "traffic light" system to categorize foods' health. The company says it's intended to help children manage weight by helping them develop healthy habits with an easy-to-use tool. But the app and accompanying marketing campaign have generated outrage online from some health experts, parents, and people who say early experiences with diets caused them to struggle with...

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  • CLEAN YOUR SPACE FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

    CLEAN YOUR SPACE FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

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    Being tidy and having a clean space is important to most of us. Cleanliness is next to godliness… right? But this is more than an old adage. There is a whole explanation for why being clean and having the space around you in order is important to your mental health. There are two important types of space: the space around you such as your home or office (physical space) and your computer or laptop workspace (your digital space). Here are the reasons why it’s so important to keep these two areas of your life in order and how to successfully...

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