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Friday, October 31, 2014

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3 Steps to Repair Your Metabolism

7 hours 29 minutes ago
I remember feeling so defeated and hopeless.” The turning point came when Viers stopped looking for some out-there answer and  began tuning into her own body. “Stress blocks your system from being able to function optimally,” said Viers.  How stress affects your metabolism Your central nervous system has two branches, the parasympathetic (think: peace) nervous system and the sympathetic (think: stress) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is associated with the rapid release of stress hormones, slowed digestion, and faster breathing and heart rate. “This is the state you are in when you are speeding through your ...

The Warm Up You Should Be Doing ... But Probably Aren’t

8 hours 46 minutes ago
The Warm Up You Should Be Doing..But Probably Aren’t

3 Exercises You Should Do Barefoot

Yesterday
“Raising your heels tilts your hips and pelvis forward…in an unnatural position.” Related: 5 Ab Exercises That Kill Crunches Performing these exercises barefoot is also better for bodily awareness, which helps you nail proper form and can improve your balance and stability, Trenteseaux told Yahoo Health. This feedback helps the brain and body communicate, Trenteseaux explained.

Brittany Maynard Decides: Death Can Wait a Little Longer

Yesterday
Video courtesy of  The Brittany Maynard Fund Earlier this month, Yahoo Health reported on the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who announced her decision to end her life after being diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. The date Maynard targeted was November 1st. On thebrittanyfund.org, Maynard shared photos from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon with her mother—the last item on her bucket list—and in the latest video, she said she hopes that her husband Dan will move on and start a family after she passes.   Brittany Maynard ...

The Fun Way to Help Kids Avoid a Halloween-Candy Binge

Yesterday
The Switch Witch may be your solution. (Lara Spear Riley/Rob Bouley) By now, the stock of Halloween candy in stores has probably started to thin out as Americans load up on sugary loot for trick-or-treaters to the tune of an estimated $2.2 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. “If parents don’t want to do that, we’re fine with it,” said Bouley.

In U.S. Ebola Fight, No Two Quarantines Are Quite The Same

Yesterday
If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. Some authorities are allowing visitors, or even giving those in quarantine permission to take trips outside to walk the dog or take a jog. Some states, such as New York and New Jersey, have gone as far as quarantining all healthy people returning from working with Ebola patients in West Africa. Others, such as Virginia and Maryland, said they will monitor returning healthcare workers and only quarantine those who had ...

6 Head-to-Toe Toning Moves

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By Amy Gallo for Self.com Experts agree that moves that challenge your balance fire muscles in your core, legs and booty in order to stabilize your body. Do the following strength routine in your toning shoes for an even bigger focus on balance. Plus, adding dumbbells to the workout sculpts your upper body for head-to-toe toning. The expert Amy Dixon, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in Santa Monica, California, created our plan.

5 Food Label Items You Need to Start Reading

Yesterday
New food labels are coming to stores near you. First, the bad: If terms on food labels like “all natural,” “free range” and “light,” confused you in the past, they will continue to be confusing. I tried to help clear up some of that confusion by including a whole chapter on these tricky terms in my book, “Read It Before You Eat It,” but I’ll admit, sometimes these health halo words even confuse me! But here’s the good news: New food labels are in store! (Well, not actually in stores, but they will be on supermarket shelves eventually.) Revisions in the ...

The Green Drink That Can Cure Nutritional Sins

2 days ago
Look for high-grade liquid chlorophyll at your local health food store. Photo by Little Wolf Collective By Dana James Chlorophyll…chlorella…wheatgrass…barley grass… It’s getting confusing. If I believed everything I read about these “green” products, I’d be throwing back chlorophyll and wheatgrass shots, making barley grass concoctions and swallowing chlorella tablets every few hours. Pick one, and you’ll benefit from the ascribed detoxifying and blood alkalizing properties of all four! My personal preference: liquid chlorophyll.

The Lunge Fix for a Better Butt

2 days ago
Small changes in your lunge form can turn this leg exercise into a butt-building move. “There’s more than one way to do a lunge, and simply changing the angle of your torso can help you activate different areas of your lower body,” said Nick Tumminello, owner of Performance University International and author of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Trouble is, most people are already plenty strong there, Tumminello told Yahoo Health. The alternative: “For an all-around lower body exercise, I generally recommend hinging at the hips to angle the torso forward about 45 degrees,” Tumminello said.

Milk May Do a Body More Harm Than Good

3 days ago
A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, drinking large amounts of milk each day does not lower a person’s risk of bone fractures and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death.

10 Must-Have Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Fridge

3 days ago
Here are 10 great foods—from hummus to chocolate bars—to keep around for a healthy lifestyle. A Light Salad Dressing I use Litehouse OPA dressing—it’s made with Greek yogurt for a lighter take on blue cheese and ranch flavors. Dairy-Free Chocolate Bars For a healthier sweet, try Enjoy Life dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free chocolate bars. Enjoy alone, or try the crunchy chocolate bar crumbled on top of Greek yogurt for dessert! Related: Fall’s Most Wearable Fashion Trends Hemp Hearts Hemp hearts are super seeds that have 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per serving—even more than chia ...

The Max Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

3 days ago
We asked Samantha Cassetty, R.D., M.S., nutrition director at Luvo, just how much weight you can realistically gain in one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad (eating) day.

The FDA is Finally Paying Attention to Female Sexual Dysfunction

3 days ago
There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for female sexual dysfunction.   Imagine being diagnosed with a disease that plagues millions of other people — and then finding out that there are no FDA-approved drugs to treat it. Today, the meeting continues as medical experts discuss the diagnostic challenges associated with female sexual dysfunction. "This is a really important time, because the FDA is realizing that women deserve the same sexual rights as men," Dr. Leah Millheiser, director of female sexual medicine at Stanford University, told Yahoo Health. They didn’t want to hear from the researchers or doctors — ...

Bizarre Medical Mystery: 12-Year-Old Boy Has No Desire to Eat or Drink

3 days ago
Landon Jones, now age 12, before and after his weight loss, due to a total lack of desire to eat or drink. (Special to The Des Moines Register) What may sound like the perfect problem in our weight loss-obsessed culture has become a medical nightmare for a 12-year-old boy, Landon Jones, of Cedar Falls, IA. The National Institutes of Health — which accepts a handful of rare cases each year — is currently considering Landon as a patient.  Although Landon’s condition has gone unexplained, his parents do have a theory: The 12-year-old’s hypothalamus — a region of the brain that regulates ...

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