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The rocky road through menopause

Traveling through menopause can be a rocky road for many women.  Others may say it was a day at the beach.  I am not so fortunate as to be one of the latter.  I know there are a lot of you out there just like me.  I told my co-worker that anticipating a hot flash [...]

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10 ways to beat the heat

Recognize Signs of Dehydration – Dark urine (similar to apple juice), loss of energy/fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, chills, loss of coordination, cramps, headaches, nausea, and confusion Allow time to acclimatize – It takes 7-10 days for your body to get used to a climate. Weigh in, weigh out – A weight loss of 1.5% – 2% [...]

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How many calories should I be eating?

For a simple way to calculate the number of calories you should be eating, take your body weight and multiply it by 10. This amount will maintain your current weight. If you are not happy with that weight or need to lose a few pounds, read on.  These guidelines are approved by Heather Schmidt, DO, [...]

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What is in a pound?

Many people wonder why they don’t lose weight. The biggest reason is a lack of calorie deficit in there day. It’s simple math, calories in must equal exercise calories out to maintain, lose or gain. Here’s a what if …a pound of weight loss equals the need for a deficit of 3,500 calories. Doing this [...]

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Incentive-based weight loss

Do you have weight to lose but aren’t really motivated to do it? Would you like to go on vacation, get some new clothes or win money? All of this is possible if you keep your eyes on the prize. According to an article featured in Bicycling Magazine (January/February 2014), people often choose immediate gratification [...]

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Broken New Years Resolutions

Did you fall into the trap of making a grand resolution that you have already broken?  New Year’s resolutions in January become the “I should do’s of February” and the regrets of March…  Getting in to a new habit or routine takes about a month, and with exercise for females you typically need about 3 [...]

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Getting back on track after the holidays…

If you need a kick in the pants after the holidays, here’s 10 pieces of advice on how to do that. I started with the don’ts…and then gave you some do’s. For example, don’t wing it and expect to lose 10 pounds…don’t starve yourself and then give in to binge eating. Be smart about it, [...]

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Here’s how to get started on a positive body image breakthrough

Sometimes we use “thinness” and diets as a metaphor for what we really want in life. We think, “When I lose weight, I’ll finally be happy.” Being thin won’t make you happy. Being healthy and well will improve your sense of satisfaction with your life. You’ll have more energy; you’ll sleep better; your moods might [...]

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Back to Basics: Part Two

If you’re a busy women who works outside the home and needs some help fitting a workout into your busy life especially during the holidays…here are a few specific exercises for you!  Last month you established the habit, 90-150 minutes of cardio in a week and some arm and leg exercise 5-10 minutes daily, alternating [...]

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday

The Holiday Season is just around the corner, and with it comes all of our fattening favorites and delicious treats that leave us stuffed with guilt and holiday remorse. Unfortunately that is not all that is left behind.  The US Department of Agriculture estimates that most Americans are left weighing at least 1 pound heavier [...]

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