The Truth About Thin

Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

By Betty Murray If losing weight is on your list of goals for 2015, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you reach your ideal weight, but here’s another suggestion: get enough sleep. Eating healthy and exercising will only go so far in helping you drop those extra pounds. Good sleep is the third component …

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Battling Vitamin D Deficiency During Winter Months Ahead

By Betty Murray Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth. Working with other vitamins, minerals, and hormones, vitamin D promotes bone mineralization. A deficiency in vitamin D increases the risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. It has also been associated with an increased risk for depression, diabetes, certain cancers, autoimmune disorders, high …

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Exercise For The Ages

By Betty Murray Staying active throughout your life is important, but exercise becomes even more important as you age. Many health conditions are associated with age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, but being physically active can lower your risk of developing these and other health issues. Whether you are 25 …

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Reduce Stress and Lose Weight with Mindful Meditation and Breathing

By Betty Murray Many people practice yoga for its benefits in improving strength and flexibility, but exercise is just one of the three main structures upon which the ancient practice of yoga is built. Breathing and meditation are the two other pillars of yoga. By incorporating breathing and mindful meditation into your yoga practice, you will …

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National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

By Betty Murray Yoga is an ancient practice dating back more than 5,000 years. The term “yoga” means “to join or yoke together,” and the practice — which is built on three main structures of exercise, breathing, and meditation — brings mind and body together. Yoga means different things for different people. For some, it is …

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The Great MCT Oil Hype

By Betty Murray Many times, people avoid eating any kind of fat because they have fallen prey to the belief that all fat is bad fat. In reality, there are some types of fat are good for your brain, and may even help with weight loss. Do you know what kinds of fats to look for? …

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Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

By Betty Murray August is National Breastfeeding Month, raising awareness about breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for infants. Why is breastfeeding so important for new moms? According to womenshealth.gov, breastfeeding not only protects the child, but it benefits the health of the mother, as well. Breast milk, which begins as colostrum, is nutrient rich, …

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Weight Training Will Not Make You The Hulk

By Betty Murray Do you avoid the weight room at the gym because you fear “bulking up”? Contrary to popular believe, women: lifting weights won’t make you look like The Hulk. Yes, it is possible to add muscle bulk through weight lifting — as seen in body builders and in many men — but adding bulk …

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To Paleo or Not? That Is The Question

By Betty Murray The Paleo diet is a growing trend, but is there more to this diet than other diet fads that have come and gone? What is Paleo? The Paleo diet is considered a lifestyle more than a diet. It isn’t so much about eating foods to lose weight, but eating the right food to …

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