Despite about one-third of Americans being overweight, there’s no shortage of diet advice available, especially on the Internet. Some of it is just plain bad. Some of it is completely outrageous.
If there was one food that I hated as a little girl, it was spinach.
I don’t know if I really disliked the taste or just the fact that my mom said it was healthy. Or, maybe, I subconsciously resented the fact that they needed an entire cartoon to sell spinach to kids. How could something that adults pushed so hard actually taste good?
I was deficient of magnesium, but not anymore. I take my supplements religiously every night just before bed – 400 mg of magnesium citrate for me.
If there’s one thing that I have learned about losing weight after 60, it’s that staying in shape is a choice.
My conversations with hundreds of older women have taught me that, while it’s possible to be in the best shape of your life in your 60s or 70s, this won’t happen by accident.
I’ve never been much of a fan girl. I had a mild crush on David Soul back in the day. Remember him from Starsky and Hutch? My father paid for me and my mum to go and hear him sing at the Birmingham Hippodrome. What a dish he was! But I never had pictures of pop stars up in my room like all my friends did. I was a more serious teen!
Stress and anxiety are complex and have many causes. That said, while their causes are diverse, one common tread runs through both – a lack of a sense of control. When we feel out of control, we suffer.
On a practical level, we may worry about our inability to control an illness that we are facing or to manage our financial situation. We may even worry about our inability to control our own thoughts and emotions.
If you read my article about metabolism, you recall that weight is determined not only by how much you eat, but also by how efficiently your body burns off calories.
Waiting for surgery or another serious treatment is a scary time, especially when the outcome is uncertain.
It can feel very out of control. It can also be the perfect time to begin some new habits of self-care. This article is about how to make the best of the waiting time and to regain some of your sense of control.
I receive poor marks when it comes to my “womanly” skills of make-up, cosmetics or special body products. My use of the word womanly is indeed tongue-in-cheek. I recognize it may have insulting overtones to women and dismisses many men who are quite knowledgeable on these subjects.
I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them.