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What is the #1 Killer of Women in the United States?

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States. It affects nearly 84 million Americans and claims one life every 40 seconds; that’s more than 2,150 Americans every day. (heart.org). Cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Though often thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease (goredforwomen.org). Can You Answer These Questions? 1. Heart Disease kills 1 in ______ women every year, while breast cancer kills

Three Targeted Strategies to Change Your Life Today

Today, appreciate that you are the youngest you’ll ever be. That being said isn’t time to celebrate your body and embrace it for all of its tremendous strength and power, and yes even it’s wonderful flaws? I am a living testament to the fact that older I get the less I pick apart my body. I’m less critical of its flaws because it’s those flaws that keep me humble and challenge me to work harder. I’m also more appreciative of what my body is capable of and what it has done for me over the years. I often think that if we could have a 40-year old mindset with a 20-year old body we’d have killer self-esteem. All those doubts we struggle with throughout our lives wouldn’t prevent us from recogniz

Learning to Let Go- The Power of Acceptance

“Let today be the day you learn the grace of letting go and the power of moving on.” Steve Maraboli I teach a course in Stress Management, and one of my favorite topics is the power of acceptance and the ability to let go of that which we cannot change. Acceptance frees us from the emotional chains that bind us to situations, events, and losses in our lives over which we have no control. Whether it’s the loss of a job, a relationship, a valuable possession, an unrealized dream, or one’s health, with acceptance comes the ability to let go of unresolved emotions that hold our heart hostage. Acceptance allows us to make peace with our situation, without resentment, hostility, or even pity; and

Five Tips to Abolish Emotional Eating

I’m an emotional eater. Sometimes I use food to escape uncomfortable feelings. When I’m anxious, tired, frustrated, or wired, that tense feeling I get when I’m stressed and overwhelmed, I sometimes turn to food. Like any other unhealthy coping mechanism, it ultimately acts in direct opposition to my end goal and does nothing resolve the situation at hand. But like most other activities that we do in excess, from TV watching, to internet use, sleep, and work, the draw is the temporary escape from our uncomfortable feelings and the need to experience a sense of relief. While I speak, write, and educate about health and fitness and I live my life to stay true to that mission, I am a work in pro

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