Health & Wellness Archive

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6 Stories - 6 New Bodies

6 Stories - 6 New Bodies

Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy body weight or struggling with obesity, the uncomfortable truth is that weight loss takes work…hard work. It also takes commitment, focus and willpower. When we’re presented with so many weight loss shortcuts every day, it’s hard to accept that there’s work involved, some of it quite slow. We get so focused on the end result that we want to skip past the work itself and jump right into those skinny jeans. But when it comes to lifelong transformations, my grandmother’s old saying proves true: “Hard work is its own reward.” It’s time to celebrate the hard work of weight loss! With that in mind, we’re presenting Style’s local “little engines that could” – mild-mannered individuals who, with the help of their neighborhood fitness centers, have succeeded in losing weight and are, on a daily basis, becoming healthier versions of themselves…inside and out. Tempting as it is to hold them up as heroes – that would make their success seem somehow out of reach. So we celebrate them as hard workers; we celebrate them so that maybe their stories can become your stories. We’ll show you the ways that our hard workers are people who faced doubts and obstacles too, but who decided that enough was enough. Maybe you’ll see some of yourself in one of these success stories, enough to inspire the desire for your own transformation. Let’s hear it for hard work!

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January 2012
Super Foods

Super Foods

Pledge to pack more nutrition in your meals in the New Year. Mix any (or all) of these 7 stellar foods into your daily diet and your body will thank you.

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December 2011
Restless Nights

Restless Nights

Doctors agree that positive lifestyle changes can and will make an impact on sleep apnea symptoms, and will also work for those who suffer from common snoring.

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November 2011
Retro Fitness

Retro Fitness

Fitness is essential to our health, but it can seem rather intense to the casual onlooker. And pricey. And Lycra-y. Remember when exercise was fun? Tetherball in the backyard; riding your bike after school. A lot of those childhood “retro” activities can be enjoyed for fitness. Because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the activity…just as long as you’re active! We’ve put together a list of our favorite retro fitness activities for you to enjoy…so put on your headband and let’s get physical!

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October 2011
Retro Fitness

Retro Fitness

Fitness is essential to our health, but it can seem rather intense to the casual onlooker. And pricey. And Lycra-y. Remember when exercise was fun? Tetherball in the backyard; riding your bike after school. A lot of those childhood “retro” activities can be enjoyed for fitness. Because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the activity…just as long as you’re active! We’ve put together a list of our favorite retro fitness activities for you to enjoy…so put on your headband and let’s get physical!

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October 2011
Retro Fitness

Retro Fitness

Fitness is essential to our health, but it can seem rather intense to the casual onlooker. And pricey. And Lycra-y. Remember when exercise was fun? Tetherball in the backyard; riding your bike after school. A lot of those childhood “retro” activities can be enjoyed for fitness. Because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the activity…just as long as you’re active! We’ve put together a list of our favorite retro fitness activities for you to enjoy…so put on your headband and let’s get physical!

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October 2011
7 Medical Myths Debunked

7 Medical Myths Debunked

Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way!” As kids, we all heard this warning from grown-ups. And, come on, weren’t you just a little afraid that it might really happen? Here are some other health-related misconceptions that might make you go bug-eyed.

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September 2011
Moody Blues

Moody Blues

Early this spring, in between the snowstorms and heat waves just days apart, my husband joked, “Mother Nature is perimenopausal! She needs some serious hormone therapy!” Funny guy. But as any woman in the throes of this “natural” midlife stage of life will tell you (loudly, and often), perimenopause is no joke.

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August 2011
Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men

Male menopause is the “buzz” word coined (no doubt, by a perimenopausal woman) to describe the issues men face at middle age.

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July 2011
Beauty and the Beach

Beauty and the Beach

For men and women alike, summer grooming helps prevent potential embarrassments when donning swimsuits for the pool, baring backs for yard work or just dressing down to compensate for the heat.

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June 2011