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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A Simply “Scentsational” Find

“It is always the simple things that change our lives.  And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen.  Life will …

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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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Finding Common Ground With Your Teen

Do you remember what it was like to be 13, 16, or even 21? It's easy to recall major life events of your adolescent years, but sharing an empathetic moment with your own teenage girl might be difficult as time erases our past emotions - no wonder we find raising teens challenging. The fact is, children, at any age, seem to think that we have been perpetually grown up and never dealt with peer pressure or the physical, emotional, and mental changes with which they are bombarded on a daily basis. The other problem is they are trying to become adults, and we are trying to prevent it from happening- at least for a while.

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Change Your Label – Change Your Life

How many times a day do you label yourself or others around you? Face it ladies, we live in a world of titles, status, and stereotypes. Of course, it's okay to give yourself or someone else a label of love like, good person, incredible listener, compassionate; it's when we throw the negative out there that we hurt ourselves and our fellow humans.

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What Not to Wear When It’s Hot

The hot weather can be great for family outings and pool parties, but keep in mind that it can also require a different approach to dressing, beauty, and safety. The following tips will help you keep cool, healthy, and looking your best on days that rise above 80°.

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Coincidence or Destiny?

Have you ever had something happen that you just couldn't park by as coincidence? However, it can be difficult to determine the reason for events that either march up to you with full force begging for your attention, or those that are subtle and quiet seemingly unrelated to your life. How you take these moments in time is largely due to what you believe is possible and by what knowledge you have.

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