womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Sunday, Feb 22nd 2015

The Scary Truth About Hospital Stays

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

You may have heard horror stories about mistakes that happen in hospitals. You may even have experienced them.

And you may be familiar with the statistics:

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Friday, Feb 20th 2015

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Sunday, Feb. 22, is National Walk Your Dog Day. Who knew? Thankfully, for me, every day is walk your dog day. 

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Wednesday, Feb 04th 2015

7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism

by Lindsey Metrus

I'm a chronic "snacker". Whenever there are cookies, chips, or basically anything processed in sight, I'll eat it, then immediately regret it. I know I'm not going to feel good. Processed foods and foods high in fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol can quickly leave you feeling bloated, fatigued, and, well, blah.

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Thursday, Jan 29th 2015

What Would You Do to Avoid the Flu?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

How far would you go to avoid getting colds and the flu? HealthyWomen wanted to know, so we surveyed our readers and nearly 500 of you responded. We're happy to report that the survey takers seem to be a health-conscious group of women who are willing to look after their health.

Here’s a look at what they said.

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Monday, Jan 26th 2015

Game-Day Strategies for Containing Super Bowl Calories

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Let's face it: Super Bowl Sunday is a tough day to be healthy. Even if you're not a football fan, you may find yourself at a party, trying to be sociable without eating your weight in junk food.

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Monday, Jan 12th 2015

Rebooting Your Exercise Routine

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Raise your hand if you had trouble sticking to your exercise routine during the holidays. I sure did! Actually, my troubles started in early fall when I got very busy with a house remodeling project. Now the holidays are past, the project is mostly finished, and I need to get back to my exercise routine.

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Thursday, Dec 11th 2014

The 5 Stages of Holiday Stress

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Everyone talks about holiday stress, but most of us don’t do anything about it. Maybe we could handle it better if we thought of it as an inevitable process—sort of like the five stages of grief.

First, as with grief, there’s denial. Christmas really isn’t coming in just a few months/weeks/days, is it?

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Friday, Nov 21st 2014

Thankful for Good Health

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

When you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, will you be grateful for good health? 

HealthyWomen wanted to know, so we conducted an informal online poll and asked survey participants to share what they'll give thanks for this holiday. We're gratified to find out that 92% of you are thankful for your health. Here's how it broke down:

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Tuesday, Nov 18th 2014

Taking a Break From TV—and Loving It

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

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