Posts Tagged ‘ health ’

The Battle of The Bulge: Why Carbohydrates Matter

September 2, 2012
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the battle of the bulge

My Story In early 2003, I was in my late twenties. I gained six pounds as a result of the increased appetite that had accompanied a course of medication. At 140 pounds, I was heavier than I had ever been. While I was not officially overweight for my 5’6″ frame, I felt sluggish, had trouble…

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Does This Chart Make Me Look Fat?

September 1, 2012
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BMI Chart 2

Above is a BMI Chart. BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a height to weight ratio, and is┬áthe most accepted screening tool used to assess weight categories that may lead to health problems. Knowing your BMI can give you an important indication of your risk of developing a range of obesity-related health issues…

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Thirteen Teaspoons of Sugar

August 9, 2012
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13 teaspoons

Staying Well-Hydrated is Essential to Maintaining Good Health One afternoon, I held an informal meeting with my Contact Center team. Working in a contact center can be both stressful, and draining. Being in close proximity with so many people, and being on the phone all day can take its toll. Near the end of the…

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6 Easy Ways to Lower Your High Blood Pressure Now

August 6, 2012
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eat healthy

A staff member walked into my office today and told me she had just come from spending an hour at the doctor’s office. She is a young, vivacious and attractive young woman who has high blood pressure (160/90) and now has to take two different types of medication. She is not alone. 99.95% of the…

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Sugar Free Me

March 2, 2012
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Sugar free

After watching Matt Cutts’ three-minute Ted talk, I’ve been inspired by a new friend to go completely sugar-free for 30 days. While I am passionate about the benefits of living a healthy, low carb lifestyle, I’ve never gone completely sugar-free.  For the first time, I won’t even allow myself a few packets of … Continue…

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12 Nasty Illnesses You Can Prevent or Cure by Drinking More Water

February 5, 2012
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water with lemon

A healthy body is made up of about 75% water. Every cell, organ and system in our bodies depends on water to work. We all know we should drink about eight glasses of water per day. Instead, we continue chugging on coffee, juice and sodas, while our bodies strain to function properly. Here are some…

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10 Great Reasons to Start Walking Regularly

January 21, 2012
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Take a walk

Inactivity is a silent killer. Using your leisure time to just sit around watching TV, surfing the Internet and playing video games can get you on the fast track to weight gain, obesity, and chronic disease. I recommend walking as a way to make moving your body a lifelong habit; it is easy, cheap and…

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5 Ways to Make Eating Healthier a Habit

January 15, 2012
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Unhealthy Carbohydrates

Half way through the first month of each new year, many of the well-meaning resolutions we make to eat healthier and lose weight have all but faded away. We all want better lives, but changing ourselves requires changing our bad habits, and developing new good ones. Can You Pinch an Inch? Stand in front of…

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