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Keeping Fit Over the Holidays


By Nancy Gottesman


Amid parties and presents, decorating and travel, and the general holiday hubbub, finding time to exercise can be a real challenge. "Exercise requires discipline, and it can be difficult to hold strong with so many holiday celebrations and obligations," notes Jenny Breuer, director of the fitness and wellness programs at Trinity Uni ... Continue reading Keeping Fit Over the Holidays

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Smart Decisions During Open Enrollment Can Save You Thousands


In these tough economic times, millions of Americans are seeking new ways to reduce household spending. However, many are not taking simple steps to save money during open enrollment, which for many is the only time each year when changes can be made to their health benefits.


Changes made during open enrollment and throughout the year, like opening a flexible spendi ... Continue reading Smart Decisions During Open Enrollment Can Save You Thousands

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"The Best Health Advice I Ever Got"


by Stacey Colino


It's that time of year again when many of us take stock of our lives and try to make things better. Fresh out of ideas? If anyone knows the best ways to get healthy and stay that way, it's the country's top doctors. To get the 411 on what they do to stay healthy, we asked four leading physicians to share the best health advice they ev ... Continue reading "The Best Health Advice I Ever Got"

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Breaking Down Bone Health Myths


What's in your daughter's glass? If it's not a calcium-rich beverage like milk, fortified orange juice or soymilk, she may not be building the strong bones she'll need for life.


Many girls don't drink milk because they worry about weight gain. Others steer clear of dairy products because they are lactose intolerant. Avoiding calcium-rich foods, combined with a lac ... Continue reading Breaking Down Bone Health Myths

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Do You Have a Pleasure Deficit?


By Jacquelyn B. Fletcher


Last Tuesday a series of things happened that made me realize I am experiencing a pleasure deficit. First, I had a lunch with some really groovy folks. Jocelyn Hale, the Executive Director of the Loft Literary Center, Dennis Cass, the author of the hilarious and fantastic book Head Case, and Pilar Gerasimo, Editor-in-Chief of Experience Lif ... Continue reading Do You Have a Pleasure Deficit?

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Acupuncture & Natural Remedies Treat Colds & Flu...Successfully


By Karen Nielsen, MSOM, L.Ac.


In these turbulent times one thing we can count on is the arrival of the cold and flu season! Some pediatricians have cautioned against giving your young children OTC cold and flu remedies. Fortunately, you can protect yourself and your family with safe, simple, effective actions and remedies that support the body's abil ... Continue reading Acupuncture & Natural Remedies Treat Colds & Flu...Successfully

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Aerobics in Disguise


By Wendy Korn Heppt


After her landmark 45th birthday, Mary Zorcik went on a fitness kick to get in shape. "I tried a step class but couldn't follow it," says the North Carolina teacher. Then "I joined a power walking group, but I lagged way behind. Finally I joined a local gym, but I felt way too self-conscious. I decided to give up on aerobics for g ... Continue reading Aerobics in Disguise

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