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Menopause

How much soy should you take when you have menopause? What does the soy do for the body?

You should taklk with your MD before talking soy supplements. Most health experts prefer you get the soy forom soy based foods.

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The Wonders of Water

By now, most of us have probably heard that drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water every day is good for us. But many people might be unaware of just how many benefits drinking water daily can provide our bodies and our minds. As far as beverages go, water is definitely the best bet for people […]

U.S. Employees Want to be Healthier

If you are trying to set up a corporate fitness program, now may be a good time. According to a survey conducted by Health Enhancement Systems (HES), a health promotion, communication and consulting firm in Midland, Mich., a significant portion of the workforce is interested in improving their health practices.

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Moms Get Motivated to Work Out

For years, it’s been my favorite line — Yeah, I work out, my washer and dryer are in the basement and all our bedrooms are on the top floor. After all, I’m busy with two preschoolers.

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Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 3

Don’t hesitate to punish, when necessary. Time out and taking away privileges can send powerful messages and quickly change a child’s behavior. The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that parents also need to be firm and consistent in not just how they act, but in how they want their child to act.

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Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 1

Got a terrible 2-year-old? Then, chances are, you have a healthy child. As trying as they can be, the “terrible 2s” are an important part of your child’s development. They usually begin at about 18 months, when your delightful, easygoing baby suddenly becomes stubborn, willful and just plain difficult.

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Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 2

3) Increasing number of workers. The United States labor force has been increasing faster than the general population due to the influx of Baby Boomers into mid-management, as well as immigrant workers. With the advent of higher skilled and technical jobs, the pursuit of higher education is more prevalent. In the quest to earn more […]

Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 1

Consider how the face and heart of fitness have changed in the past 25 years. Since we’ve come to rely on escalators and elevators, stair climbing has become one of the most popular cardiovascular activities. Although we’ll drive around the mall searching for a nearby parking space, we’re also “power-walking” inside the mall during the […]

Living With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Much more research is needed to know what the effects of natural, untreated body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, may be and what the long-term effects of treatment can bring. Current information suggests that untreated BDD tends to run a chronic course, may get worse with age and can last for decades.

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Exercise Lite

This letter requests to publish in Fitness Management next month our opinion as to the meaning, intent, probable behavioral and social effects, and health implications of the “Exercise Lite” public awareness message that was issued jointly in the summer of 1993 by the American College of Sports Medicine and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. […]