Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

Sweat Heals! How to Become Happy, Fit & Self-Confident in One Step

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Nope, it’s not a pill or the latest “miracle” cure from Dr. Oz—it’s good old fashioned exercise. “Sweat heals.” I wrote that on my Facebook wall the other day after blurting it out of my mouth following a much needed walk with my identical twin and my daughter. Sure, some readers’ eyes had fooled them […]

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We’re Doing It Again: Celebrate Your Strength With Us in April 2012

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Last April, we featured a series of posts called “What’s For Fitness Today?”. It featured posts to get your heart pumping, to boost your happiness and healthiness, to inspire and challenge you and to give you all the tools you need for a wonderful spring and a healthy future. This April, we’re doing it again! […]

Why Did I Relapse? Top Five Causes of Relapse and How to Avoid Them

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It is common for people quitting or trying to control an addictive behavior to relapse at least once during recovery. Some people relapse several times before successfully overcoming their addictive behaviors. Many people do not understand why this happens – is it a lack of willpower, a lack of motivation or a lack of control […]

Federal Government Embraces an Anti-Cancer Diet

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The mission of the Integrative Medicine Program is to optimize health, quality of life and clinical outcomes through integrative medicine education and research-driven clinical care. – MD Anderson Cancer Center More than two thirds of adults and one third of children are obese or overweight in the United States. Mounting evidence links excess body weight […]

Use Exercise To Heal Your Self-Image

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Tip #5  ”Keep Up And You Will Be Kept Up!” Exercise is a great way to stay in shape, have fun, and even stop your inner critic. Think this way: when you’re playing tennis with a friend, running back and forth, hitting the ball across the court, think about how amazing your body is. Stop […]

Consider A Mediterranean Diet For Optimal Health

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Various philosophies regarding healthful eating patterns have surfaced through the years, which can certainly confuse the public. We all would like to combine an eating plan that allows us to lose weight in a healthy manner, with a regimen that also tastes good! Over the last few decades, scientists have investigated eating habits of different […]

Saving Money By Staying Fit

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How getting heathy today, saves money in the long run. According to a study conducted by the Research Triangle Institute and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the medical costs of complications related to obesity is over $147 billion a year. This includes fees paid for by Medicare, Medicade, drug prescriptions and private insurers. […]