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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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Fertility Treatments are Now Company Business
September 17, 2020

We as women have been taught for ages to be quiet on certain topics. Especially things like fertility. And nowadays, we’re talking about this stuff more openly, even at work! IVF treatments, infertility journeys, pregnancy difficulties, and more have become commonplace water cooler chat.We as women have been taught for ages to be quiet on certain t…

Why Being Kind Helps You, Too—Especially Now
September 14, 2020

Life is frustrating right now, no doubt about it. Maybe you got mad at someone in the grocery store the other day for not wearing a mask, or gave someone a dirty look for standing too close to you. In this episode, we’re talking kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic.Life is frustrating right now, no doubt about it. Maybe you got mad at someone in t…

A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science
September 10, 2020

Dr. Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.Sh…

Exercising In A Pandemic
September 7, 2020

The best place to be during this pandemic is outdoors (if you’re doing it correctly).The best place to be during this pandemic is outdoors (if you’re doing it correctly).But even something as simple as going outside is still a bit confusing: do I need to wear a mask outside? What about if I’m riding my bike? And what happens if someone jogs by me a…

Why Smell Is Critical To Your Well Being
September 3, 2020

Smellosophy. Ever heard of it? Well, what started out as a joke has become a book and a career for Ann Sophie Barwich.Smellosophy. Ever heard of it? Well, what started out as a joke has become a book and a career for Ann Sophie Barwich. With a background in philosophy, Dr. Barwich explores the relationship between smells, cognition, and our percept…