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Thursday, Dec 27th 2012
Seems like only yesterday that we were making those famous New Year's resolutions—only to break them before they barely had time to take hold.
But did you ever think that maybe the reason resolutions are abandoned is that they might not be all that realistic?
Below, three of the most common resolutions—and how to make sure they stick.
1. I will exercise more.
Tuesday, Dec 18th 2012
As I sniffled and coughed my way out of bed this morning and reached for my workout clothes (I put them out the night before so I would have no excuse), I stopped short.
What was I doing? I had a cold. I was stuffy and sneezy. And part of me wanted to crawl back under the covers, curl up with a good book and stay put for the day.
Shouldn't I skip the gym?
Wednesday, Dec 12th 2012
You may be all go-go-go this holiday season, busy with traveling, parties, late nights and fun. It's energizing, in a way.
But not everything in your body can keep up with your busy schedule.
Take your bowels, for instance: instead of being on the go right along with you, they may be sending out a different message.
Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012
by Rashelle Isip
Your children are off to college and/or have moved out of the house. For the first time in a long while, you have a lot more space in your home—but it's filled with a lot of stuff! Interested in downsizing your belongings for your next stage in life? Here are a few tips on how to downsize an empty (or soon to be empty) nest.
Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012
If you're watching your weight and/or eating for health (and isn't that most of us?) and the holiday cheer is making you grumpy because you feel deprived, better not pout.
You don't have to give up treats like ice cream and pizza. Here are some ways you can have your, er, cake and eat it, too.
Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012
While for some of us the memories of two-week-old Hurricane Sandy might be relegated to second-hand accounts of what we've heard and read, the effects on those who experienced it firsthand can be far-reaching.
Tuesday, Nov 13th 2012
When doctors tell their patients with hypertension to shake their salt habit, there's no surprise there. Salt has been associated with high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and heart-related death. Salt is deadly, some say. A public campaign to curb sodium intake is essential. After all, nearly 80 percent of our salt intake comes from processed and restaurant foods.