Why Women Crave Chocolate—and How to Increase Your Willpower

You’re doing so well on your diet. You’re controlling your portions. You’re choosing healthy foods. You’re exercising. You’re losing weight. But then that stressful week happens. Your boss asks you to stay late. Your car breaks down, and your kids need you to drive them to extra practices. Your dog …

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“Hot” Women at Risk—7 Simple Ways to Cool Inflammation

They say that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Running, for instance, is considered generally good for your health. Overdo it, though, without allowing your body proper rest, and you could suffer injuries that sideline you for months. The same could be said of cherries. …

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Acupuncture – A Complementary Therapy With Promise

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involving thin, flexible needles inserted at certain points along the body – typically called ‘meridians’. The idea being that the insertion of these needles at these predetermined points can help restore the optimal flow of energy – called ‘qi’ (pronounced: …

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Sleep Loss Linked To Obesity And Diabetes

Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers. The study was conducted via a nationwide, phone-based survey of 3,105 adults from 23 U.S. metropolitan …

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The Smart Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Heart Disease

Okay, ladies, admit it. There are a lot of things we do better than men. We can make dinner, talk to Mom, balance the checkbook, and solve Jenny’s boyfriend problems all at the same time. We can dance in high heels, find the perfect present for the in-laws, and keep …

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Women And Stress: The Positive Handling Of A Negative Life Dimension

The fact is, stress has always been with us, since our ancestors were hunting and gathering, being constantly vigilant for Saber Tooth Tigers around every dark corner. Because such circumstances were common in our evolutionary past, our DNA has an instinctive mechanism called the fight or flight response, named because …

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‘Night Owls’ Have Higher Risk Of Early Death

“Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a …

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Focus, Fatigue, and Facebook: Why You Just Can’t Concentrate

Debra stared at the computer until her eyes went blurry. She closed them and shook her head. Why couldn’t she concentrate? Pulling out her smartphone, she checked her Facebook page. Funny. Her friend had posted a picture of her daughter making a snowman. And there was another cat video. Debra …

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What’s So Great About Bone Broth?

They say chicken soup can sooth your soul, but Bone Broth just might be able to soothe so much more.  Touted as the newest health drink — and maybe even the “soup-er food” of 2016 — Bone Broth is full of vitamins and minerals.  It’s readily attainable, too; now you …

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6 Ways Women Can Preserve Memory as They Age

You may have heard the startling statistics: Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults, and the fifth leading cause of death among those 65 or older. By the year 2050, estimates are that more than 16 million Americans could …

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