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6 Tips for a Slimmer Summer

Posted 07-08-2014 at 05:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 07-09-2014 at 05:23 PM by ChristaIB

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Take a deep breath, because bathing suit season is here! During the time it took you to inhale, hold that breath and expel it, you may have been hit with the reality that summer is really in full affect. If you didn't take the time to workout over the winter and spring months, you may be dreading this summer season because it probably means you pulled out all your clothes from last summer and found out what you already knew--they don't fit.

Winter is brutal on the...
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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As we become more engrossed in technology, our waistlines expand? It is true that the nation is facing an obesity epidemic—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the American population is overweight—but are electronics to blame?

The Skinny on Electronics

Studies, including one conducted by Yale University, found that those who watched an excessive amount of television were more likely to consume fatty foods, regardless...
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Menopause 101: Signs, Symptoms and More (Sponsored by Estroven)

Posted 03-21-2014 at 02:38 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle completely stops. Arriving at the cessation of the menstrual cycle can take many years--a stage known as perimenopause--during which time a woman may experience many different symptoms and changes. What causes menopause, what are the symptoms and stages, and how do you address it?

What Causes Menopause?

Menopause is a natural part of aging. As you age, your body slows down its production...
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Avoiding Midlife Weight Gain

Posted 07-08-2013 at 12:59 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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metabolism tends to slow down, and you are more likely to gain weight if you maintain your normal eating without burning it off with exercise.

Unfortunately, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle is another culprit that contributes to Stress Message Board.

You can also check out the suggestions for how to cope with life's main stressors in our
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