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Women’s Sexual Health: 3 Musts To Keep You Safe

Many bloggers feel uncomfortable about discussing sexual health issues, and that’s something we need to change. If we don’t get "real" and open up about what can go wrong, women will continue to get sick. STIs and STDs can ruin lives and leave people infertile. Fortunately, they are mostly preventable with some precautions and common sense. Women's sexual health should be a priority for us all. I've compiled a short list of 3 musts to keep you safe.

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5 Effective Fitness Activities For Beginners

We have all heard how important exercise is, but to the unfit woman, finding a way to start can be daunting. Illness, injury, and plain old ...

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5 Healthful Ways To Move Forward After Trauma

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if we all had a crystal ball to peer into? This goes doubly for after a hard-hitting trauma like divorce, illness, loss of a loved one, or an accident. These times can bring on a fog that lasts for months or even years. Though this isn't necessarily healthy, it's a normal response to things that change your life abruptly. I've been through some pretty horrific events in my life but also understand they contributed to the woman I am today. I do know that it's important to create a safe and healthful environment in order to heal and move on. Here are 5 things you can do to move forward after trauma.

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Aging Well: 4 Vital Actions Every Woman Needs To Take

Aging well is something every woman desires. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just wanting it. Staying healthy, looking young, and having energy takes work and perseverance. And, while there is nothing wrong with getting older, I find it necessary to stay vigilant to get the kind of results I'm talking about. It's not just about looking good either. I want to be active, viable, and fully there for my family for a long time to come. That said, here are 4 vital actions every woman needs to take.

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3 Major Components Of Successful Dieting

If you have ever tried to lose weight through dieting, you know just how much of a challenge it really is. No matter what your weight loss goal is, finding the plan that works for you is somewhat trial and error. Unfortunately, many women give up too soon on their chosen plan because it's hard or doesn't seem to work. Furthermore, it can be challenging to know if the lack of progress is you or the actual diet. For this reason, let's take a look at 3 major components of successful dieting.

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Get Your Body Back After Baby: 4 Things You Need To Know

Pregnancy obviously changes a woman's body in numerous ways. With the extra weight, stretched out skin, water retention, and bloating, many women want to jump right into workouts to get their body back. However, there are some crucial health considerations for every new mom. Most doctors don’t recommend rapid weight loss after having a baby. So don’t worry about getting back into that size 6 right now. In fact, before you start any program, consult your own physician for a plan that suits your specific situation. Consider these 4 important things before you get your body back after baby.

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4 Major Considerations When Changing Your Diet

For some people, changing their diet is about improving their health and losing weight. For others, it may be a matter of life or death because of active disease in their bodies. No matter what your reasons, you need to first consult your physician and do some research. Your health and safety should always be your #1 priority. Here are 4 major considerations when changing your diet.

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6 Important Actions For Raising Healthy Kids

Raising children is hard enough without health issues to deal with. I believe some problems can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and quality care. There are times, however, when things just happen and you must deal with your child's illness. I've been through this many times, having raised six children. I do know a thing or two about how to handle it when it shows up. But, mostly, taking care of them is common sense and dedication. Oh, yeah, and being prepared. I've compiled some important actions for Raising Healthy Kids.

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4 Healthy Ways To Cope With Mental Illness

Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows it's not easy. It can also be very difficult to talk about because of the stigma and shaming that can often come with it. Most people don't understand what can happen or how their loved ones really feel. That is unless they have experienced it themselves. This is one reason why so many try to hide their affliction and even completely turn away from everyone they love. Obviously, that is not the best course of action for relief and true help. Here are 4 important actions when mental illness strikes.

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6 Smart Ways To Prioritize Your Health

Being healthy is the number one way to encourage happiness and life fulfillment. If this is true, why do so many place such a low level of importance on how healthy they are? Health is about being well enough to live a lifestyle that serves you and those you love. I don't know about you but I want to do everything possible to live that life. Here are some smart ways to prioritize your health

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5 Top Stress-Busting Actions You Can Do Today

How do we take back control of our lives and put stress behind us? I just had an 1.5 hour conversation with my integrative doctor about this very topic. Stress is a killer...literally. Managing stress levels goes a long way to help your life, specifically, your physical and mental health. The fortunate thing is that simply making a few small changes to your lifestyle will help curb stress and the body's response to it. Though I could talk about this topic for much longer, here are 5 top stress-busting actions.

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5 Good Reasons Why Walking Is The Best Gentle Exercise

I know many women who simply can't do the typical, popular video workouts. Honestly, at times, I am in that category of women who need something gentle but effective. Keeping fit doesn’t mean you have to nearly kill yourself at the gym or spend half your life on the treadmill. In fact, over-exercising can be just as bad for your body as not exercising at all. For this reason, I highly recommend a consistent walking routine that gets you moving more. I honestly believe it's the best way to gently get fit. Remember, before you start any new fitness program, consult your physician. Here are my top 5 reasons why walking is the best gentle exercise.

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3 Common Places Where You Need To Clean Up Your Beauty Regime

With the number of beauty products most of us women use, if we are not careful, we could literally be poisoning ourselves. The vast majority of woman turn a blind eye to this fact because they love their products and what they do. That said, some of us are a little more leery of all the mysterious compounds that end up in everything from shower gel to foundation. I want what's best for my health and that of others, so you better believe I'm going to tell you to clean up your beauty regime!

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4 Useful Tips To Use Salt For Home, Beauty, And Health

Salt is one of the most useful things you can have in your house. Not only can it help with cleaning and purifying the air, but you can also use it in a number of beauty treatments. Intrigued? Good! Here are some useful tips to use salt for home, beauty, and health.

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3 Major Keys To Lasting Weight Loss

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese. It is also consistently reported by many sources that up to 95% of people who lose weight gain it back. I knew this number would be high, but I was honestly shocked by how high. Of course, there is a multitude of reasons why weight loss isn't more successful than it is. Though I don't have all the answers, here are what I believe to be 3 major keys to lasting weight loss.

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