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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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5 Breath-Taking Outdoor Activities Better Than The Gym

I don't know about you, but I would rather be outside exercising than go to a gym any day. It's a perfect way to recharge physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The fresh air, sunshine, and general energy of the outdoors are all ingredients for one helluva a good day. Add the fitness benefits of these 5 breath-taking outdoor activities better than the gym and you are set for an experience you will never forget.

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4 DIY Health Checks That Save Lives And Money

There are a few easy things you can do yourself at home to help you stay healthier. They could not only save your life but with skyrocketing healthcare costs, these DIY health checks can save you a lot of money in the long run. Prevention is better than being surprised with a disease that could threaten your life and finances. I know women who wish they had done some simple at-home health checks.

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5 Fun And Effective Ways To Get Fit Without The Gym

***This post was contributed and may contain affiliate links. I believe staying active and strong should be a pleasant and satisfying part of your life. ...

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3 Solid Ways To Expand Your Mind

Whenever you expand your mind and open up to new opportunities, you are on your way to becoming an improved person. I'm not saying that something is wrong with you, me or the next woman. I'm saying that we all can grow, change, and develop as we see the need and have the desire. The fact is, when you improve your mind, you improve the world.

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4 Major Women’s Health Concerns You Need To Know About

I'd say that most women agree that it pays to look after your health regularly. Any extra time between health screenings and check-ups can leave you open for major women's health concerns. For this reason, it's imperative for all women to get the recommended screenings and health work-ups for their particular age group. I've compiled a list of 4 things that can strike any woman at any time. Take a look and continue to research how you can better serve your health in the future.

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5 Tips To Get That Badass Body You’ve Always Wanted

Staying at an ideal weight and being toned and fit are both attributes of a quality lifestyle, not a diet or quick fix. Unfortunately, so many impatient women give up on being healthy and opt for fad diets, surgery, invasive procedures, and pills. Your body might look good for a while, but it’s not sustainable if you abuse your body for aesthetic reasons. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before you start any new eating or exercise plan. In the meantime, consider the following 5 tips to get that badass body you've always wanted!

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Should I Stay Home From Work?

Calling in sick to work isn't the most positive thing for the company or your career, but, sometimes, it's unavoidable. When you are ill, it's important to make wise decisions for your health first, otherwise, you could miss more work than just a day. Here is a quick guide to that challenging question: Should I stay home from work?

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Do This Weekly Body Scan For Optimal Wellness

Have you ever sang the “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” song to your children? It's so funny how often we teach our children to be aware of their little bodies but ignore our own. It wouldn't be a big deal except for the fact that, without awareness, we can end up in some sticky health situations. Just as we make movement and learning fun for kids, try injecting some energy into taking care of yourself. You don't have to get up in the morning and have a sing and a dance but it wouldn't hurt to do a weekly body scan for optimal wellness. Your Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes will thank you!

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3 Early Signs Of Aging And What To Do About Them

At around age 33, or so, a precarious gaze in the mirror might turn into a critique-fest. "OMG, I have a wrinkle!" or "Why doesn't my skin look as radiant as it used to?" might slip out. Maybe a friend or colleague says you look a little tired, even though we feel well rested. Your first gray hairs might appear. And those fine lines you noticed in the mirror can be seen in photos. It’s a strange feeling, at first, to see early signs of aging, knowing that it's just the beginning.

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3 Major Ways Your Health Can Hurt Your Career

Building a highly reputable and successful career is hard work. It demands years of study, dedication, and consistent effort. However, even with all of this preparation and focused effort, you could lose everything, or close to it, with just one serious health issue. I know this because it happened to me. I lost a well-paying job in a field I loved because I was sick.

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Small Issues That May Be Health Warning Signs

As women with many responsibilities, it's important to pay attention to our bodies and minds for potential health warning signs. The problem is, you may not recognize something as "bad" if it is a common symptom of any number of normal things like getting older, poor diet, or even drinking too much on occasion. A solid clue that something besides "normal life" may be going on in your body is that it doesn't go away. Here are 3 things you may have on occasion, but you should seek medical advice if any of them become persistent.

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Be Healthier With A Chronic Illness

In this busy and polluted world, it’s getting harder and harder to take care of ourselves. It's not just the flu or common ailments to worry about. Chronic, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, MS, RA, and Fibromyalgia are floating to the top of the list of health enemies to look out for. If you suffer from a chronic or long term illness like asthma or arthritis, it’s important to make sure you’re as healthy as possible. Do all that you can to bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Here are some of my top ways to be healthier with a chronic illness.

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4 Dangers Of Internet Diagnosis And Cures

The amount of available online information on any one topic would blow the socks off of even experts. But this is not necessarily a good thing. As much as good information flows through, there’s plenty of misinformation flowing as well. That said, we’re seeing a rise in people who believe that this information is strong enough to fully diagnose and treat whatever is ailing them. Here are a few dangers of Internet diagnosis and cures.

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4 Fun Ways To Get Fit On A Tight Budget

There is no reason you can't enjoy fitness on a tight budget. I know this because I've done it. Using money as an excuse to not take care of your body is simply not good enough. If you want that tight, strong body to stick around, you have to find a way to do the work. Hear me out: fitness doesn’t have to cost you a chunk of cash. Here are my top 4 fun ways to get fit on a tight budget.

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