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by We have all heard advice like this: “Go on a diet, exercise 3 times a week, don’t stress too much,” etc. But for some people those things are a lot easier said than done. Some people prefer to incorporate something easy into their daily routine because they know they can actually accomplish “easy.” They want to still be able to see and feel results, but they want to achieve that without having to make...
by Not much compares to falling in love. The world becomes a different place, and you may become a different person. Literally. According to a new study, falling in love can even cause physical changes in women.A recent study at UCLA revealed women undergo immunological changes when they fall in love. Researchers can still only speculate, but they believe the changes may be related to the body preparing...
by Why Sunday is Definitely Soup Night In my house, Sunday is Soup Day. Almost every Sunday I make a huge pot of vegetable bean soup. It is a convenient way to do two important things: make sure that I have a reliable meal on weeknights when I am tired after working all day, and it ensures that the quick, handy meal that I am relying on is nutritious and filling. I use that soup for several days to limit...
by A long-term relationship or marriage is a blessing—but what do you do when the doldrums set in? How can you see your spouse with fresh eyes? Appreciating everything you have together and awakening what may have gone dormant?Celebrate What's Working: Research has shown that couples who focus on the negatives in their relationship end up feeling more negative! What a surprise. A study by Robinson and...
by While some people have the notion that food intolerances don’t really exist, I’d like to beg to differ. People can have reactions to foods that their bodies have trouble tolerating, as well as mild to severe allergic reactions to foods, some of which can be life threatening.Before I found out I had a gluten intolerance, I couldn’t walk, I had an irregular heartbeat, and my immune system was basically...
by Why do we pick the wrong partners? In my practice as a clinical social worker, I meet many clients, women especially, who settle for less than they deserve because they’re desperate to be in a relationship. What is it that drives some people to believe that having someone (anyone) is better then having no one?Sometimes people who are bad for us seem exciting in a kind of dangerous way. Sometimes they...
by Shingles is a condition that causes a painful, blistering rash, hitting roughly 1 million people each year in the U.S. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus. After chickenpox, the virus goes dormant but still remains in your body; as a result, about 10% of those who have had chickenpox will develop shingles. It can cause a number of symptoms, often leading...
by Tattoos are personal permanent images on our body that carry meaning and commemoration. At least 14% of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo and the popularity of getting inked is on the rise. Nearly 36% of millennials have a tattoo and it seems to be a reoccurring trend. The athletic community also has a high incidence of players with tattoos.As much color as these skin decorations bring to the body,...
by Worry and fear are on the rise.We’re continually assaulted by vast amounts of disturbing information. The future appears uncertain. Frustration and anger spill over onto our roads and into our stores, restaurants, and neighborhoods.Fears, phobias, post-traumatic stress, panic disorders, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors are on the rise. Personal financial concerns, health issues, workplace...
by There is a tension among the millions of women who fail to fall into the defined window of the Body Mass Index and how they are to find appropriate healthcare, not to mention a relationship with a physician that nourishes self-esteem. There are relatively few medical doctors who have signed on to the body positive movement, an important effort which emphasizes we should move beyond 21st century ideals...
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