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    Take Care of You: May 2008

    Ten Tips for a Great Night's Rest


    According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 70 million Americans report they have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep every night. Have we become a nation of the eternally drowsy?

    With hectic schedules and a variety of life commitments, women are living more versatile lives. But this new dynamic might be one of the reasons that 67 percent of them claim they experience a sleep problem three or more times a week.

    "Researchers have determined that insufficient sleep can cause serious medical problems - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and depression, to begin with," says El ... Continue reading Ten Tips for a Great Night's Rest.

    How About Those New Year's Resolutions?


    By Mary Jane Horton

    Last January, Diana Ennen made a New Year's resolution to get in shape. She started off with a bang: "I was on fire," says the writer and publicist from Margate, Fla., "working out at the gym, going to kickboxing and Zumba [a fitness class that combines Latin music and dance steps], exercising with videos one to two hours a day and walking. Then life happened. I had to plan a seminar for a client, took on a new client, then there was my daughter's birthday party, and well, all those excuses. I haven't been able to get it back."

    Sound familiar? The truth is, only about 40 percent of ... Continue reading How About Those New Year's Resolutions?.

    Best Stress Busters


    By Stacey Colino

    What's the very best way to beat stress? Of course, the answer is not the same for everyone. But if anyone knows how to reduce stress effectively, it is the country's leading health authorities. We've asked some of them to share their very best practices for decompressing.

    Treat Yourself to a Soothing Soak
    Nothing relieves tension like soaking in a Jacuzzi or hot tub, confirms Donnica L. Moore, M.D., president of the Sapphire Women's Health Group in Far Hills, N.J. "I like to light vanilla-scented candles and take long, luxurious Jacuzzi b ... Continue reading Best Stress Busters.