Manage your health your way and renovate your life!

getting fit and healthy

  There is no definitive guide or manual on getting fit and healthy. There is no one overarching way to boost one’s health except to manage your health your way.   Everyone has different demands, needs and desires when it comes to their health. So, if one health-boosting technique hasn’t worked for you, don’t be discouraged. Find the health-boosting techniques that are tailor made for you.   To get you started, here are some alternative health-boosting techniques.   Ease into your new healthy lifestyle.   What might have been holding you back from being the healthiest possible version of yourself

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Don’t beat yourself up: You’re not to blame for your broken resolutions.

How meaningful activities can reduce stress.

  So, while the first month of the year is nearly over, it’s time for you to review your achievements – and more important, to check on how those new year’s resolutions are doing.   After all, for a lot of people, the New Year marks the beginning of a period of hope and motivation.   There is no denying it: You want to make the most of the year to come, and that’s precisely what resolutions are for.   The main reason for this common failure in keeping your resolutions is the absence of goal setting. Indeed, if you

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Thirteen signs I’m in MENOPAUSE!?

Menopause

Lately I’ve been asking myself if I could possibly be in menopause. Then, after making this list of symptoms and comparing them with the cartoon at right, I was left in no doubt. In the winter, ALL of the pets cuddle up close. In the summer, NONE of the pets will come near me. I routinely wear antiperspirant like body lotion. I arise from bed in the morning dripping wet, the sheets feeling like they went straight from the washer to the bed. Setting the furnace for my sleep comfort causes others in the household to awake with ice crystals

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Teen told she violated her high school’s dress code because she is ‘busty’ — seeking legal action.

Teen told she violated her high school's dress code because she is 'busty' — seeking legal action.

  Student Kelsey Anderson was reportedly asked to leave class after her teacher accused her of breaking the school’s dress code.   The 17-year-old was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jeans at the time, and was reportedly told she was “busty” and “plus size.”   The teen’s mom, Melissa Barber, alleged that school officials defended the teacher during a meeting. Barber shared the experience in a now-viral Facebook post.   Now, Anderson and Barber are seeking legal action against the high school.   Student Kelsey Anderson from Joplin, Missouri, claims that she was body-shamed by her high school teacher, and is now taking

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I’m one of millions of women in menopause!

Statue called Menopause.

  Women in menopause… Yup! We’re a fun group!   …or at least we used to be! I have been well into menopause a few years now. My husband and children learned to be very adept at surfing the waves of my moodiness, depression, anxiety and stress. It doesn’t help that my mental symptoms are highly exacerbated by my having to retire due to work-related PTSD, anxiety, depression and stress. I’m lucky as far as the common physical symptoms are concerned – especially hot flashes. I rarely experience hot flashes and I’m so thankful for that. I hate dealing with heat at the best of

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Is it time to put your heart into being healthier?

Is it time to put your heart into being healthier

  For many of us, our health is something we take for granted, and we don’t really think about what we could have done differently until it’s too late.   It’s not possible to prevent every illness, but many cases of heart disease are linked to lifestyle factors. If your health isn’t top of your list, it’s time to put your heart into being healthier. Featured image. Do you frequently work overtime? Do you spend all your time raising your children or caring for elderly relatives? Have you got a packed schedule? If so, where does your health rank on your

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Body image: Why is it so difficult to listen to those we love?

Body image: Why is it so difficult to listen to those we love?

  I am fat.   I have fought my weight my entire life and I must admit that, looking back at it now, my body image has definitely tormented me and been shaped by the media – all forms of media. At 57, my age has spanned the decades of the growth of media from radio to television and magazines, to computers, to cell phones and tablets.   And the one thing I’ve noticed is that as the media has become more widespread and widely used, the acceptable body image has become increasingly smaller and governed by the graphics handler who carefully

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Getting your body back into competitive shape.

Getting your body back into competitive shape.

Days and weeks of intense physical activity can take their toll on your body.   No matter how much you stretch and warm up, you still put strain your muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. After so many weeks and months of exercise like jumping, running, and flipping, your body may reach a breaking point.   Getting your body back into competitive shape quickly may not need extensive medical attention or painkillers and vitamins. By partnering with professionals like a physiologist, sports trainer, or physical therapist NYC, patients like you can heal and get back to your normal routine faster.   Get a

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