Although we do not like to admit it, there are times when overeating is planned or unplanned. But as Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, the Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University says just make sure it doesn’t turn into a habit, “Although there are times when overindulgence is difficult to avoid, for example, Thanksgiving Day, it is important to not turn that event into Thanksgiving weekend." According to a study recently published in Nutrition and Metabolism, taking an extended break from your healthy lifestyle could make it harder for you to reach a healthy weight in the future.Continue reading...
Ahem...should we tell Will and Kate now or later that marriage makes you fat? A considerable body of research shows that the weights of spouses are correlated. Bills, babies and body mass index, committed partners share them all. There is a lot of speculation about why it happens, but nobody knows the reasons for sure.Continue reading...
Sure, you know it's important for everyone in your family to get plenty of physical activity. But the lure of the couch can be strong. Sometimes, to make fitness fun for everyone, you need to kick it up a notch. Try one of these motivators.Continue reading...
Try these simple tips to help lift your spirits. You'll be happy you did.Continue reading...
Most celebrities look good, but if you see them in magazines, their good have been turned to perfection by way of Photoshop. Photoshop, a photo editing software program, gets rid of perceived flaws that great lighting and the best hair and make up teams can’t fix. However, seeing heavily edited photos is not healthy. In fact, research has shown that many women can’t bear the Photoshopped images they see in magazines.Continue reading...
What would you do for a tight, toned body? Take fat-blocking pills? Sleep in a foil suit? Get hypnotized? Have your stomach stapled? There are a lot of theories and misconceptions about how to lose fat. And whether we have excess unwanted pounds or just wish we were firmer, many of us look to quick fixes for the solution. Forget it. It's time to learn the scientific facts and make them work for you. We've got the latest information to help you get, and stay, your leanest.Continue reading...
Happy Tax Day! Hopefully, you’re not in a mad rush to finalize your annual return (and if you are – luckily, the IRS has given you an extra three days this year). In honor of the deadline that drives us all crazy, today we look at successful strategies for taking control of your personal finances. You might be surprised to find that counting your dollars and cents works just like counting your calories.Continue reading...
Bad news: The average person gains one to two pounds a year. Good news: Consuming just 100 fewer calories each day is enough to avert that weight gain. Here are some smart tips for how to take them off and keep them off.Continue reading...
It is not so easy to ameliorate the symptoms of hypothyroidism according to a recent study published in the medical journal, Thyroid. The study found that many patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the most common form of hypothyroidism, continue to have residual symptoms even though their thyroid function tests are normal indicating successful treatment. But that shouldn't come as a surprise to people with hypothyroidism who sometimes struggle with unrevealed symptoms despite seemingly appropriate treatment.Continue reading...
Trying to kick your unhealthy food cravings to the curb? These fresh strategies from the pros will help.Continue reading...
As the demanding trainer that helps “The Biggest Loser” contestants lose massive amounts of weight, Jillian Michael is unquestionably making great TV. But can she get you in shape in your own home in just 30 days? More than simply getting in shape, Jillian Michael promises to shred you.Continue reading...
Learn how to break bad eating habits and enjoy food without breaking the bathroom scales.Continue reading...
You don’t have to check into a spa to unwind. For stress relief, weave these six mini-breaks into your day.Continue reading...
It’s that time of year again to shed the long- sleeves and heavy fabrics. In other words, to take it off for the summer. What a drag. But some people manage to dress so chic regardless of what they weigh. How do they do it? They’ve learned what looks best for their shape, height, coloring, and personality, and you too can copy their style by following a few fashion rules.Continue reading...
Blindsided by a job loss, the author learned that the unfamiliar isn’t to be feared: It can be a chance to turn your life around.
When it came to change, my father had it licked. His motto was simply “Don’t let it happen to you.” He proudly wore the same tie he’d had since college.Continue reading...
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