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How Testosterone Affects Weight Loss for Men

As you age, perhaps you’ve experienced slight weight gain despite eating and exercising the same way you always have. You can blame some of this on declining levels of the male hormone testosterone. Normal testosterone levels help keep the body lean and muscular because the hormone binds to fat, carrying it out of the body […]

Healthy Travel Blog

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

While it’s possible to only eat healthy foods while traveling, this can be difficult unless you have terrific will power, given all the ultra-tempting, calorically-dense foods out there! Leisure travel and business trips can cause challenges if you’re trying to stick to a meal plan, but it’s possible to stay healthy if you put in […]

Losing weight after having a baby

Losing Weight After Having a Baby

Having a baby is an incredibly life-altering and rewarding experience, but childbirth and recovery can take a toll on your body and emotions. As you recover in the first few weeks, your precious newborn may keep you up at all hours with what feels like endless feedings and diaper changes. You may look in the […]

Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

Given the amount of stress and sensory stimulation in the world today, nearly everyone has suffered from insomnia at one time or another. Recent statistics indicate that one in four Americans will suffer from insomnia this year, and as many as 10% suffer from it regularly. Sleepless nights are more prevalent with women, and conditions […]

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Increasing Your Odds for a Longer, Healthier Life

It’s no secret that losing weight and being more physically active contributes to a healthier life. But did you know they can also increase your odds of living a longer life? The latest numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics show that American life expectancy has decreased for the first time in more […]

Smart Strategies for Thriving Through the Summer

Smart Strategies for Thriving Through the Summer

Summer is right around the corner. The kids will soon be out of school, vacations are on the horizon, and the Fourth of July will be here before you know it. Yet as much fun as summer can be, it’s not the easiest time to stay committed to taking care of yourself. Routines are often […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

Many of the women I know have too much to do and too little time. As a result, they struggle to make time to take care of themselves. In fact, self-care activities are often last on their to-do list. Here are three tips to help you make your health a top priority in your life. […]

Water Works

Water Works

How much water do you drink every day—and how often do you drink it? Many people can’t accurately answer that question because reaching for water is second nature. They drink when they feel thirsty. But those who make a conscious choice to drink at least 80 ounces of water every day experience multiple benefits from […]

Stress and Weight

Stress and Weight

Do you reach for the cookies or chips when you’re feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Eating foods high in sugar and salt is a common response to stress cravings. But many who live stressful lives are successful in managing their eating—and their weight. What’s their secret? They know that while they can’t always control the […]

Getting “Smart” About Goal-Setting

Getting “Smart” About Goal-Setting

The holidays are behind us and the resolutions we made on New Year’s Day have either taken root—or died on the vine. Most of us begin the New Year with high hopes and the best of intentions. According to a 2014 University of Scranton survey published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, “lose weight” is […]