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6 hidden reasons you’re gaining weight

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Weight gain can be ultra frustrating when you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. Gaining extra pounds after having worked so hard to become healthier can be demotivating, and make you want to quit moving ahead with your weight-loss journey. However, there may be some surprising reasons you’re gaining weight that can usually be corrected by making a few lifestyle changes. Are you continuing to gain weight despite exercising and eating healthy? Here are six …

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Why self-care isn’t selfish

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As mothers, caregivers, and providers, women tend to put the needs of others before their own. When a child becomes ill, it’s often mom who sacrifices her career to stay home from work. When a spouse feels drained after a long day at the office, it’s often the wife who creates a soothing environment despite also feeling exhausted. Putting everyone else’s needs before your own may show others that you care — but who’s taking …

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How to extend the results of Botox and dermal filler treatments

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Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you look younger, but offer only temporary results. Botox results often last between three and six months, while dermal fillers produce results that can last for up to two years. To get the best results from Botox and dermal fillers, there are several minor lifestyle changes you can implement that can prolong the effects of these rejuvenating treatments. Follow these tips to extend your results …

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10 benefits of gardening

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Gardening is more than just a hobby, and offers a number of lifelong health benefits. This highly therapeutic activity involves lots of movement and exercise, and works all your major muscle groups as you perform tasks such as raking, digging, and planting. Better yet, gardening allows you to produce fresh, healthy foods that drive weight loss and improve overall health. National Gardening Exercise Day is observed every year on June 6. In honor of this …

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Is your job making you fat?

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Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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From the doc: The link between stress and weight gain

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Scientists have known for some time that stress is related to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol, which regulates or modulates many changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol influences blood sugar levels, macronutrient metabolism, blood pressure, and the central nervous system, as well as many other functions throughout the body. When cortisol is released, our energy, metabolism, …

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5 reasons you have food cravings — and what to do about them

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If you’re trying to lose weight, food cravings can be a major obstacle. You know all the rules for healthy eating, but it’s hard to resist when you get a craving for something sweet or salty. You may think that cravings just mean you miss your favorite junk foods, but actually they are often an indication of a nutritional deficiency or other medical issue. The good news is, they can often be controlled through changes …

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The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

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You have probably heard of the connection between stress and weight gain.  And yes, there are those of us that when feeling stressed, will head straight to our comfort food of choice.  But, did you know there is also a physiological connection between stress and weight gain? Our adrenal system is conditioned to release cortisol when faced with a stressful situation.  This is old-school fight or flight (which was very helpful in the cavemen era, …