It's so interesting to me every year - in December not many people come to my site, and the lowest day (not surprisingly) is Dec. 25. Then on the 26th the numbers jump up, until Jan 2, which is usually the very highest day of the year. So this is the time to begin to welcome our new friends, and hope that you plan to stick around! One of the best places to go is our Discussion Forum where you will get lots of support for your journey. Just click on one of the links to the right, or from the "Discuss in my Forum" link on every page on the site towards the upper right. Have a great New Years - Laura
Would you like to see the end of 2011 with a lighter, healthier body? Getting off to a good start is crucial to achieve this! There are lots of resources on the site to help you (for some of them, check the tabs at the top of this newsletter). Here is some advice on how to use them wisely.
There's no doubt about it - the first week of a low-carb diet is a big adjustment for your body. It has to convert from using mainly carbohydrate for energy to using fat. Here's how to make it through to the big rewards at the end!
This week we have tips for helping you stay healthy during 2011. Learn how to start a fitness plan, how to make sure you're a healthy bride, and other things you can do to improve your health. Have a safe and healthy New Year! Tracee
Studies have shown that regular exercise significantly increases life expectancy and improves overall health. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. It can reduce or improve symptoms of menopause, PMS, diabetes, as well as numerous other conditions. An improved self-image and increased energy level are frequent added benefits of exercise.
If wedding plans have you planning for your special day, there are a few things you should do to make sure that you are a healthy bride. While, getting married is a special, exciting, and busy time that most women dream of from the time they are little girls, there is more to getting married than flowers, dresses, and saying "I do." Before you marry the love of your life, you should have a few health checks to make sure that you are in tiptop shape health wise.
Living a long, healthy, and happy life is what most of us hope to achieve. Meeting those goals requires some determination on our part. Our lives are often so busy, that many times we forget to incorporate these basic steps necessary to health, happiness, and longevity into our daily lives.
You consider yourself a smart woman. You see your gynecologist every year, and perform your breast self-exam monthly. You try to watch what you eat and find time for exercise whenever possible. You almost always practice safe sex -- well there was that one time you forgot.
Stress has many causes, effects, and management options. This newsletter brings you information on stress from several different angles, from a range of sources: About.com Guides, researchers, and other readers like you! See what grabs you and helps you create a life of greater peace! Also, feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who may enjoy it. The next time you hear from me will be in 2011--may it be a wonderful, transformative year for you! --Elizabeth P.S. If you want more stress resources between now and then, you can always get a daily dose from me on Facebook or Twitter!
Have you been to a blog carnival before? If so, you know how interesting they can be, and if not, you should check out something new here! Here's a sampling of stress-related blogs from my colleagues at About.com Health. I love the different angles they cover, and you may find something here that really speaks to you. (Also, if you want more of these, please tell me via the comments section. If you want me to create blog carnivals with other stress bloggers or if you want to be included in a future carnival, please let me know that, too.)
Here's a collection of research studies on what contributes to personal resilience in the face of stress. You can skim the document to get the main points of each study, or get further information and resources for each one. You can also share what makes you personally resilient in your life.
The blog carnival (above) illuminates several ways that stress can impact health. Here's even more information! As with the above resource on resiliency research, this one allows you to skim for the key findings of each study, or find more information on each, and find ways to use this information in your life to increase your health. Make 2011 a healthy year for you!