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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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Fun Fitness Alternatives

If you are like me, finding an exercise routine that works and is enjoyable can be difficult.  Variety is something that I need in order …

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Five Health Products That Really Work

You've all seen the TV commercials and print ads for the random products; you are left wondering whether they really work or not. I'm the kind of person who will try anything once. From this theory, I have discovered some fabulous products that have helped my health in some way. Keep in mind, everyone is different; what worked for me may not work for you. You won't know until you try them.

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Researchers Possibly Link Vitamin D Deficiency with Asthma

I recently read yet another article on vitamin D that boasted about its health properties and how the lack of the important nutrient can lead to poor health and even disease. I'm sure that most of you know someone with Asthma or have the disease yourself.

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More Instant Health Boosters

Let's face it, women are busy. The last thing we need is a plethora of new things to do, watch, eat, listen to, read, and worry about for our health. Though the following tips are not instant in the sense that you still have to take some form of action; they are instant in the fact that they do not require a lot of thought or effort - making all 10 great opportunities to be healthier.

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Ten Instant Health Boosters

1. Spend 15-30 minutes a day thinking about a dear loved one. The process of building love relationships helps the brain to create new neural pathways. 2. Declutter your home. When things are out of place and disarray, you can feel overwhelmed and tired. Find places for those items that always seem to be in the way. It's shoes at my house that never seem to get put up.

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Let Your Mind Wander

As I sat in my writing chair this morning, I realized that for some reason my thoughts would not stay on any one subject long …

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