Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
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By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
So don't follow a diet that tells you "eat this, don't eat that". For me, that is a recipe for failure within a week. I started doing exercise I like and eating better portion sizes of food I like. Life is too short to eat bad food (or food you hat... Read more
When I was 27 I lost 70 lbs with healthy eating and A LOT of exercise. In the 7 1/2 years since, I have gotten married, built a house, had 2 babies.....and put 30 of those pounds back on. With kids it can be so hard to make yourself a priority.... Read more
Any ideas for losing the last 10-20? Eating 1100-1400 cals per day, 5'7", 155 lbs. Just got a treadmill. Weights make me muscular. Don't like that look. Want long and lean. Should I just attack that tread? Thoughts?... Read more
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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... Read more
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