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Ballet for Fitness

A dancer’s body is strong, toned, and ready to take on any challenge. While you may not be a candidate for the New York City Ballet, you can still reap the benefits of tackling the awesome discipline of ballet.

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Heart Attacks and Women

Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death for women? On the bright side, it's also one of the most preventable. As women it is our responsibility to understand exactly how we can avoid serious heart problems as well as what to do in the event of a heart attack.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health and Beauty Benefits

With about a thousand different views (or more) on the way in which the six types of fats (good or bad) affect our bodies, most women don't truly understand how to balance their diets. Though it is important to know what each of the fats do and where they come from, I am going to focus primarily on Essential Fatty Acids for this post.

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Healthy Fashion

Although the terms "health" and "fashion" may not be commonly used together right now, I believe we will soon see a deluge of "organic/healthy" clothing and accessories that takes us to a new era of living healthy and looking great while doing it. Since I'd like to see every woman consider the "Be Well-Be Beautiful" concept as a lifestyle, I thought we could take a look at some of the products that are currently offered in the market.

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Age, Beauty, and Health

I am reminded every day of my age by looking in the mirror, remembering my oldest daughter's is 24, and by the wisdom (and trivia) that I have acquired over the years. I'm not going to write about mid-life crises or anything like that. On the contrary, I believe that neither your state of health nor your beauty should have one iota to do with the number of years you've been on the planet; unless, of course, they are better because you have made a few more mistakes and learned from them.

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Pain In the Neck

Most women, at some time in their lives, experience neck pain. Though there are many causes for the pain that can sometimes be debilitating, the most common ongoing culprits are poor posture and positioning of the head while doing tasks like computer work and reading. Trust me; I know. I have suffered from chronic neck problems since my early adulthood.

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Sun Damage Awareness

I know that I have done at least one post about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays; however, I can't resist doing another as I keep witnessing those around me get horrible burnt - one person in particular - my son. Though his fried shoulders were a result of a complete misunderstanding between the two of us; I still felt like the world's worst mother for not making sure he was covered.

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The Importance of Good Posture

I was thinking about how many women don't reach their body's beauty potential because of poor posture. I have been guilty of this horrible laziness for most of my life. However, I do check myself when I feel that the old habits have returned. Unfortunately, I also see my daughters falling prey to the same chronic slouching. I'm always telling them to stand up straight - I just get rolling eyes and an "oh, Mom." But, did I listen to my mother when she harped at me over the same thing? NO. So, here I am today with problems...just ask my chiropractor.

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Deep Breathing: A Beautiful Thing

Deep Breathing is one of those things that makes you think of meditation, yoga, and, in my case, childbirth. You really have to consider why we do it when 1.) we need to relax; 2.) we need to perform physically; and 3.) we need to clear our minds. Hmmm...maybe there is something to this ancient ritual that has been practiced by nearly every culture on the planet.

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Get That Healthy Glow

Ahhh...the glow of youthful, healthy skin, something that can elude us if we don't work at it. I truly do believe that anyone can achieve radiant beauty with just a few lifestyle changes...and a few great products. You likely know some of the secrets if you have been reading Women's Life Link. I love to talk about how to get beautiful through being healthy. You will benefit from any effort that you put forth, even if it's just one thing you do differently. But for maximum results, try all three parts of my program for radiant, healthy skin.

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What Is Cellulite?

What exactly is cellulite, anyway? Great question considering most women don't know the answer. Well, it's not some new form of tissue, a special kind of fat that attacks your legs and butt, and it is not going to go away with some drugstore creme. Cellulite is, in fact, simply excess body fat. And because women happen to store more fat than men do, it is no surprise that we end up with warehouses of the stuff on our thighs.

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Natural Remedies That Actually Work

I am always looking for natural alternatives to conventional medicine. I figure our bodies have enough to do without bombarding them with harsh chemicals and toxins. There are some "miracle cures" out there that simply do not deliver the goods; however, the following remedies are some exceptions I've found over the years.

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Summer Foods for Healthy, Summer Beauty

Every year, I wait anxiously for the summer fruits and veggies to land in the local market - if only I could just live on watermelon and blueberries. A true sign of summer's arrival, the colorful array of yummy, refreshing picks bring a sense of being forever young with reminescence of childhood splendor, family picnics, and backyard barbeques. And, if that isn't enough to bring on a party in the produce section, listen to this. Many common summer foods have properties that boost your health and beauty in ways you might not know.

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The Best Natural Products for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Say Goodbye to Muscle Tension While undergoing chiropractic treatment years ago, I was introduced to, Formula 303, one of the best natural products I have ever used. With a boat load of kids at home and the usual "mom chores" waiting for my attention, I found myself often stressed and aching. It wasn't surprising when my shoulders, neck, and lower back were all in knots most of the time. Because I'm sensitive to most medications like muscle relaxers and pain killers, I was thrilled that there was a safe product to relieve my pain and tension.

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Be Well-Be Beautiful

A long time ago - twenty years or so - I realized that the best way to look your best and keep them guessing how old you really are is to focus more on making healthful decisions than on beauty tricks and getaway-with-anything glamour. The fact is, simple things like drinking good water, not consuming or smoking harmful things, and eating more raw foods promotes glowing, youthful skin faster than the best face cream in the world.

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