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Fact or Fiction: Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

But does drinking water help you lose weight, or is it a myth? Here’s what science says about water and weight loss. Can you drink water to lose weight? Research suggests weight loss may be one of the many benefits of drinking water.1 Try these tips to apply these science-backed benefits to your routine: 1. Drink water before your meals.  Photo by Syda Productions on Shutterstock Try to avoid mistaking thirst for hunger pangs by having a glass of water before eating. One
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Tips to Stay Healthy and Vibrant in Your 30s

Read on for eight steps you can take, starting today, to keep yourself healthy and radiant throughout your third decade — and for many decades to come. 1. Keep your metabolism humming Photo by Gesina Kunkel on Unsplash Even if you eat and exercise as you always have, you may notice that your metabolism just doesn’t seem as efficient as it once was. And you might be right: Researchers have found that people’s resting metabolic rate decreases an average of about 1% to 2% every decad
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Jenny Craig: One of the Best Weight Loss Options for Breastfeeding Moms

For me, breastfeeding my baby is, was, and always will be my number one priority in the equation — I thought that any sort of diet could wait, as the last thing I wanted was to lose my milk supply. But that was before I learned about Jenny Craig. Losing weight while breastfeeding is something to look at carefully, and I was excited to have Jenny Craig along for the ride. As paradoxical as it sounds, it can be done. And while I didn’t have an exorbitant amount of weight to lose in the first place
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The Ultimate Self-Care Guide for Dads

1. Take a hike Pack a snack, lace up your boots, and spend some time exploring whatever trails you can find near your house. A growing body of research suggests hiking and spending time in nature may help reduce stress and feelings of anxiety.  Another benefit: your core strength may improve.  Walking on slightly uneven surfaces can naturally engage your core muscles and improve your balance.1   A daily walk is particularly good for those who work desk jobs. It’s a great way to bre
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The “Pause” Before Menopause: Perimenopause Demystified

What is perimenopause? Perimenopause marks the transition into menopause. It’s a gradual changeover, when your ovaries produce less estrogen and your hormone levels begin to shift. Perimenopause generally begins sometime in your 40s (but can begin earlier – even in your 30s) when you notice that your menstrual cycles are changing. You may skip a month (or two), or your cycle may be heavier (or lighter) than normal.3-4   You might even experience hot flashes or night sweats. Those a
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What Is Diaphragmatic Breathing and Is It Good for Me?

What is diaphragm breathing? Also called diaphragmatic breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing, diaphragm breathing is, simply, a type of breathing you do while engaging your diaphragm.    A dome-shaped muscle located at the base of your lungs, the diaphragm is the major muscle of respiration (surprisingly, it's not your lungs!).2 As the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explains, when you inhale, the diaphragm contracts and moves downward.3 This action increases the
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