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How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science Follow these six research-backed strategies to keep those pounds off for good. Regardless of where you are on your weight-loss journey, you’re likely living with the constant fear of gaining it all back. Your worry is not unfounded: Research suggests men and women on most traditional diets drop 5
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To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’ Instead of cycling between deprivation and eating poorly, take a balanced approach. My patient looked down with shame and despair and announced, “I was so bad – I cheated, and ate junk.” I cringed. There’s that word again: cheat. The notion of cheating is so often bundled with morally
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The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span As part of a routine checkup, health providers keep track of factors that can profoundly influence a person’s longevity and quality of life, from monitoring cholesterol and blood glucose levels to inquiring about diet and physical activity. In light of this information, we offer clinical advice based on the latest science, and many patients do
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I scheduled a visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O’Keeffe, known as the mother of American modernism, is most renowned for her extraordinary paintings of super-sized erotic flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. As I neared
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Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live? Take steps to survive, thrive and realize your best life possible. Ask yourself this question, “Am I fit enough to survive the challenges of living in the 21st century?” Could you: Get up with no assistance after falling? Dash after a child who was running toward a busy intersection? Hoist your
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How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life You might not be aware, but in every nanosecond of your life, you’re actually experiencing countless never-ending cycles of mind-body recovery that run the gamut from grieving a broken heart to mending a pulled tendon. For instance, as you rest and recover after a long, sweaty hike, you’re probably
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Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds For years I’ve listened to women and men recount an agonizing spectrum of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse and trauma that occurred during their childhood, often continuing through adolescence. Most remember that period in their life as the time when they began to overeat. Neglect, abandonment, isolation, and physical
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Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly” What thoughts and feelings do the word “elderly” conjure for you? Perhaps you immediately envision a frail man or woman in his or her 80s or 90s living with chronic disease and cognitive impairment. How many of you have a negative connotation of the term? What does it really
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Keep Your Lungs Strong During The COVID-19 Pandemic
August 13, 2020

There are a lot of things that our bodies need to survive. Eat, sleep, water. But technically you can go a few days without those – and you can’t go more than maybe a few minutes without breathing.  There are a lot of things that our bodies need to survive. Eat, sleep, water. But technically you can go a few days without those – and you can’t go mo…

The Toll of Discrimination
August 10, 2020

As a school teacher in the 1960’s Jane Elliott became known for her exercise Brown Eyes Blue Eyes, exploring discrimination and racism in America.As a school teacher in the 1960’s Jane Elliott became known for her exercise Brown Eyes Blue Eyes, exploring discrimination and racism in America. The reactions formed the basis for her career as a public…

Reinventing Your Life in the Time of COVID
August 6, 2020

When More Magazine ended its publication, women all over were upset. Well, luckily Lesley Jane Seymour, the former editor of that magazine stepped in to fill that voice with Covey Club.When More Magazine ended its publication, women all over were upset.Well, luckily Lesley Jane Seymour, the former editor of that magazine stepped in to fill that voi…

A Pandemic Problem for Older Workers: Will They Have to Retire Sooner?
August 3, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the narrative in a lot of ways, but how about those who are in the retirement stage? What does the pandemic mean for them?COVID-19 has changed the narrative in a lot of ways, but how about those who are in the retirement stage? What does the pandemic mean for them? While some people were able to work at home early in the pandem…

Managing Your Anger in These Very Tough Times
July 30, 2020

Elizabeth Bernstein has become a frequent guest on HER during the pandemic, discussing recent pieces from her Wall Street Journal column “Bonds”, which focuses on how we can best relate to others and to ourselves.Elizabeth Bernstein has become a frequent guest on HER during the pandemic, discussing recent pieces from her Wall Street Journal column…