12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

With the holiday season starting to get in to full swing (don’t even get me started on Christmas music before Thanksgiving), we thought it would be good to kick off November with a good look at gratitude. Sure, you may say it’s not an original topic given the season and Thanksgiving …

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Thanksgiving: A Fit and Healthy Feast

It’s the most gluttonous day of the year, but that doesn’t mean you get a a green light for having a free for all. We need to remember that Thanksgiving is really all about spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be grateful for as the …

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Treat Your Menopause Symptoms with Soy

Some women try soy as a first line of defense when menopause symptoms first begin. A type of plant estrogen, rich in isoflavones, soy has certain estrogenic effects in the body. In animal studies as well as a few small experiments involving humans, adding soy to the diet appears to …

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Why You Need to Awaken Your Inner Bookworm

As a kid I used to devour books like most kids can consume candy. Reading came easily and there was a certain satisfaction in the finishing and starting of a new book so quickly, or even in reading multiple books at a time. I could jump from one person’s memoir …

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Why You’re at Risk for Iron Deficiency

Hearing the term “nutrient deficiency” may spur images of populations with limited access to food and proper nutritional resources, but don’t let misconceptions guide you. The reality is nutritional deficiencies are quite widespread for the U.S. population (widespread when you consider the fact that food sources are not scarce), and …

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7 Ways to Stop Being a Spectator in Life

1.) Stop Living in the Past Hindsight is always 20/20, and you better believe that will never stop being true. However, the only times you should be looking to your past is when you’re recalling an enjoyable memory or an important lesson learned. While there is no doubt you should …

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8 Movies That Changed The Way We View Women’s Health Issues

Although it can be argued that Hollywood has been at times a negative influence regarding women’s health issues (body image and weight, anyone?), the movie industry has also played an important role in bringing some other uncomfortable-to-talk-about health issues to light . Movies with topics that people were once afraid …

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How to Create a Quiet Atmosphere at Work and Home

After reading this article on the “7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health” on the Huffington Post, I had a bit of a rejoicing moment. Aha! I’m not crazy (well, I am, but not as crazy as I originally thought), noise really can affect one’s learning, multitasking abilities and productivity levels. …

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What Makes Superfoods So…Super?

The term “superfood” has seen an increasing amount of buzz over the past couple years, but rather than this word being strictly a designation, it’s become more of a blanket term for the latest fit-food fad. Follow me here: search “superfoods” in Google and you’ll see no less than ten …

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7 of the Most Influential Women in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Nancy Reagan Although First Lady Reagan was not the first woman in the White House to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer (Betty Ford had a mastectomy in 1974 while her husband was in office), Nancy Reagan set a new tone regarding breast cancer in the media. Reagan was diagnosed in …

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