Preventive Health

The 2nd Talk

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So, all you ladies out there in your 40s…feeling tired or crabby? Period doing wacky things? Have you wondered if it might be (gasp!) the onset of menopause? Likely, you have an inkling there’s change on the horizon, maybe not right away, but someday… But what do you really know about perimenopause? Has anybody ever talked […]

Happiness

The Health Benefits of Writing

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First, an announcement: I recently started a new blog…over at kimfosterwrites.com. And the main reason for that: I have a book deal!  *pops champagne* For a long time I’ve been a closet novelist. I’m talking years of scribbling away and inhabiting the imaginary worlds of my brain. At long last, just this past July, my agent landed […]

Happiness

The Happiness Map: Gratitude

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I write about happiness a lot. That’s because there is a pretty fascinating connection between health & happiness. And the good news? There are many things you can do to improve your own happiness level. It’s well within your control. Recent research is proving this, but truth be told, it’s something we’ve long known. Aristotle knew […]

Happiness

A Prescription for Travel

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Skipping vacations may make you feel better in the pocketbook department…but did you know it’s a bad idea for your health? Over on my blog on Yummy Mummy Club I recently wrote a post about the health dangers you’re flirting with if you neglect to take a vacation now and then. You can read it […]

Diet & Nutrition

Should You Be Taking Vitamin D?

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Are you getting enough vitamin D? Probably not. Would you feel any symptoms if you had low levels? Nope. Does it matter? Big. Fat. Yes. I have covered this topic before. But it’s so near and dear to my heart that I think it warrants a re-visit. Over on my blog on Yummy Mummy Club, […]

Stress

Stress Much?

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Most people experience stress at one time or another. So how do you cope? Many of us feel somewhat powerless in the face of stress, especially if it’s due to circumstances we can’t change. Does that mean you just have to suffer? No way. What you need is a strategy. Over on Yummy Mummy Club, I […]

Exercise

Healthy Mommy: Neglect The Housework…For Your Health.

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Finding the time to achieve a healthy lifestyle is challenging. Big-time. Exercise takes time, preparing healthy meals takes time, getting sufficient sleep takes time. But there are only so many hours in the day, right? To that end, I’ve got a suggestion that may help: scale back on housework. On my blog on Yummy Mummy Club I posted […]

Preventive Health

A Healthy Heart Cheat Sheet

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It was Valentine’s day yesterday, and February is healthy heart month…so in honor of all that, I’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to keep your heart healthy. Some are easy tweaks (like: start taking vitamin D) and some are bigger jobs (like: start exercising regularly)…but they’re all do-able. And some are even fun (hint: you […]

Diet & Nutrition

An Early Valentine: The Health Benefits of Chocolate

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I’ve written about chocolate in the past, of course. But…I think it’s a topic worth revisiting, don’t you? Especially this time of year. To that end, I recently dug into the research and created a handy little roundup of the top health benefits of chocolate. I compiled no fewer than six reasons chocolate is good for you, and I […]

Diet & Nutrition

How to Control Your Hunger Hormone

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Ever feel like you’re not exactly “The Boss” when it comes to your hunger? That’s because, um, you’re not. Not always, anyway. Let me introduce you to a little something called: ghrelin.  AKA: your hunger hormone.  You can read more about ghrelin, and (more importantly) how to control the wee beastie, over on my blog at Yummy […]