Category Health & Wellness

More Reasons to Sleep Naked

Last month, I told you that sleeping naked will help you lose weight. More experts have chimed in on all the ways sleeping the buff is oh so good for you. Lower risk of infections for women. You will sleep better. You will increase levels of anti-aging hormones. You will lose weight. You will feel […]

The 5 Worst Foods for Heart Health

Valentine’s Day is here! In the midst of cuddly stuffed animals , flowers and chocolate, have you stopped to considered the health of your heart? February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the U.S. But, it is a highly preventable disease. Your lifestyle choices can make […]

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Sleep Naked, Lose Weight

How do you achieve weight loss without diet and exercise? Sleep naked! Dr. Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet, says you can reset your fat loss hormones by sleeping naked. According to Dr. Turner, sleeping naked allows hormones to be released that will rebuild cells in your bones, skin and muscles as you sleep, promoting […]

Finding New Ways to Measure Obesity

The current measurement for classifying obesity in the United States is flawed.  Earlier this month research emerged suggesting that overweight people have a lower risk of mortality than normal weight people. Criticism of the study flared from other experts, placing the blame on the current, often unreliable body mass index, or BMI. The trouble with […]

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Work-based Weight Loss Programs Breed Success

Looking to shed a few pounds this year? Don’t discount the efficacy of a little healthy competition at the office. According to a report by the National Business Group on Health, teaming up with co-workers to whittle your middle is an effective way to lose weight.  In a discussion published by the The Wall Street […]

Do You Suffer from Social Jet Lag?

During a great night out with friends, there always comes a time when someone looks at their watch as says, “It’s getting late. This is fun, but I have to go.” And, there is always one friend who responds, “Sleep when you’re dead! Come on…Stay… We’re having so much fun!” Denying your circadian rhythm just […]

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Time for a Check-in

It’s been one week since the bells tolled and rolled us into the New Year. It’s time for a check-in. How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? Please share in the comments below.  I, personally, am excited to report that my plans to eat cleaner and avoid alcoholic beverages has gone really well. […]

Do you know all the risks of obesity?

In a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most Americans fail to recognize that the risks of obesity go beyond heart disease and diabetes. According to the poll, only 7 percent of the people surveyed knew that there was a link between obesity and certain forms of cancer, such […]

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Study Suggests Excess Pounds Decrease Risk of Death

Top news stories today discuss the results of a report, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, finding evidence that overweight to slightly obese individuals have a lower mortality risk than normal weight individuals. Opinions run high on the outcome of this research. Katherine M. Flegal, Ph.D. was the lead on the study, comparing […]

Your Odds of Weight Gain

With 60 percent of the United States overweight or obese and the numbers rising everyday, you may have asked yourself, “What’s my risk of weight gain?” A 2011 report says certain factors of life play a role – outside of the traditional eating right and exercising habits. Lower your risk of weight gain by identifying […]