L2W Week 15: Healthy lifestyle can still be maintained

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/April 21/2005 - 12:01 AM
Health Fitness 
You made it. The last week of Lose to Win has arrived, and we're gearing up for the final celebration during the American Heart Walk this weekend.

But have you asked yourself, "Then what?"

You have to find what works for you and stick with it. Our experts offer a few last tips.

* Mental health: Think of yourself achieving a healthy lifestyle, NOT going on a "diet."

"You have the ability to set goals, plan your healthy lifestyle and to follow through on those plans," said Dr. Beverly Matthews, clinical director of the Psychology Office at Kenwood Medical Center. "To do so, you....

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Keep eye on the calcium-weight loss connection

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/April 06/2005 - 08:56 PM
Health Fitness 
What comes to mind when you think of drinking milk? Most of the news about milk and calcium in the past several years has focused on how it keeps our bodies strong and healthy. Calcium, from a variety of sources, is important for building strong bones and teeth, maintaining optimal bone health throughout our lives, and combating osteoporosis or weak, brittle bones. Milk, yogurt and cheese are packed with calcium as well as protein, vitamins, and minerals to keep the rest of our body healthy too.

But a new health benefit has recently hit the press: dairy foods and the calcium....

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Cosmetic expert explains beauty myths

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/April 05/2005 - 03:23 PM
Beauty Tips 
Okay, you've heard that brushing your hair 100 strokes a day will make it shine. You may have even tried it.

But does it really work?

It is hard to know which beauty tips out there are true.

That's where the cosmetics cop comes in. Paula Begoun has been researching and writing about makeup, hair and skin care products for more than 25 years.

She said, "Old myths die hard, I’ll tell you. Those are the most stubborn."

We wanted to know whether some common beauty tips are myths or if they really work.

The first one, brushing your hair a hundred strokes a day. Will....

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Getting in the spirit of a healthy lifestyle

Posted by: smilie on Monday/April 04/2005 - 11:43 PM
Health Fitness 
"You can't just say, 'Get up and move,' " Ms. Joyner says. "It's not going to stick. We have to reach their minds first. You have to reach their spirit. And when you have faith, you believe, and then you start to do something."

That's the idea behind the Pantene Total You tour, which rolls into Fair Park's Automobile Building on Saturday. Ms. Joyner, whose latest fitness video is Sweating in the Spirit, hosts the event. Tickets are $20 and $30.

The day includes entertainment and makeovers, free samples and a mass workout. Guests include gospel artist Yolanda Adams, hip-hop performer MC....

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Legacies of Success

Posted by: smilie on Monday/March 28/2005 - 10:55 PM
Entrepreneurial women pass powerful lessons to children

The Miami Herald

While mothers used to pass on their recipes and pearls to their daughters, today's moms are handing down their work ethic, their entrepreneurial spirit and their businesses.

Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men and expanding them twice as fast. Hispanic women in particular are leading the way. Whether it is a flower shop or a marketing firm, women find running their own companies gives them more control over their personal lives and finances. They have the flexibility, when necessary, to bring a child into the workplace or bring the....

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Starting healthy with breakfast

Posted by: smilie on Monday/March 28/2005 - 10:31 PM
Health Fitness 
Longganisa and sunny-side up for breakfast. Sitting down on your butt all day and the stress of traffic for the evening. Our lifestyle is killing us. Skipping meals, crash diets and nonsensical protein-only fads only make things worse. We spend our youth accumulating a fortune and we spend a fortune regaining our youth. Bombarded as we are with consumerism, we want what we don’t have more than ever before.

We need a lifestyle that makes sense. And it all starts with breakfast.

A balanced meal

“Skipping meals leaves you hungry by 10 a.m. The next time you eat the hunger will make you....

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A guide to living not so large

Posted by: smilie on Monday/March 21/2005 - 12:17 AM
Health Fitness 
Some secrets include chocolate, leek soup and champagne

When French native Mireille Guiliano decided to spill her secrets, she had no idea they'd land her on Oprah and the New York Times best-seller list.

She didn't write a Hollywood exposé, propose a get-rich-quick scheme or implicate athletes in a steroid scandal.

To her, it was just common sense.

But French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure (Knopf, $22) has exceeded her wildest expectations, she said during a book tour that brought her to Houston last week.

The book has been published in 22 countries. Promoting it in the United States alone....

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Makeovers help ease the effects of chemo

Posted by: smilie on Saturday/March 19/2005 - 09:39 PM
Health Fitness 
When Kim Bourdages of DeKalb was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she was concerned about losing her hair during chemotherapy, so she went to Patty Pumfrey at Unique Concepts Salon for help in choosing a wig.

That's when Pumfrey told Bourdages about a program to help women with cancer deal with the visible effects of the disease.

"At first, I was like a dog going to the vet," Bourdages recalled with a laugh. She was skeptical, but reluctantly agreed to attend a session of "Look Good ... Feel Better," a national program sponsored in part by the American Cancer Society.

"I called....

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Doctor advises hurried women to take it slow

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/March 03/2005 - 11:10 PM
This article gives good information for women with busy daily schedules. It recommends that women should slow down to alleviates stres and emotional & physical problems. It warns of the consequences of having a hectic lifestyle. It also offers a quiz to help you find out if you are a hurried woman.

Here is a snippet from the arcticle:

Where has all the energy gone? You know, the positive energy that gives you some small sense of control over your own life, no matter what you have to do or how little time you have to do it in? The positive....

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Makeup Dos, Don'ts, and Maybes

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/March 03/2005 - 12:17 AM
This articlle talks about makeup rules and gives advice on what you should do and shouldn't do. It also offers practical tips with easy-to-follow instructions and explanations.

Here is a snippet from the article:

But aren't there a few makeup rules? Are there any must-have-or-else beauty necessities? There are no rules about what you choose to wear, but there are rules on how to apply it.

Read the entire article.

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Secrets to Shiny Hair

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/March 01/2005 - 12:04 AM
The arcticle gives some simlple tips on how to make your hair shiny - straight or curly. It also explains the details on how you can maintain your shiny hair.

For more information - click here.

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10 tips: Be stylish this spring

Posted by: smilie on Sunday/February 27/2005 - 06:23 PM
Welcome to 10 tips! Each week we bring you 10 must-know pieces of advice on your favorite beauty and fashion topics. Get a jump on spring fashion and beauty with these easy ideas: 1. Get romantic. Try a flowing white blouse with ruffles or shirring. 2. Try bold eyes. Sheer blue and purple shadows are hot for spring. Use them as shadow liner if a full lid of color seems too intense. 3. Wear a tiered skirt. Choose one in simple white, or go for a bold pink or orange.

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Yoga: Which Type Is Right for You?

Posted by: smilie on Saturday/February 26/2005 - 02:27 AM
Health Fitness 
This article tells you about different types of yoga and their various diffulity levels. It suggests that you find the style tthat best fits you. It also recommends yoga for increased flexibility, stress reduction, relaxation and strength building. Check out the article if you are interested in practicing yoga and want to find the style of yoga that fits you best.

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New hair trends for 2005

Posted by: smilie on Friday/February 25/2005 - 02:12 AM
This article is about new hair trends for 2005 - straight, wavy, super texture or soft natural look. It says that you should leave your hair dry naturally. It also indicates that "After it's dry, arrange with fingers, add a shine-enhancing product, and go." The idea sounds terrific- generally the new hair trends seem to make women's lives much easier when it comes to hair management.

For more information, you can check here.

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Winter Skincare : Skincare In Winters, Beauty Tips

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/February 23/2005 - 07:20 PM
This article provides information about how to take care of your skin. It gives you the professional tips for the daily basic process of taking care of your skin that are easy to follow. One of the tips is pretty interesting and unusual - it tells you to revitalize the skin by starting the day with a cool-&-hot shower (hydrotherapy technique) which stimulates the flow of blood through the body.

For more information, you can check here.

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Boost Your Beauty Confidence

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/February 22/2005 - 11:18 PM
Beauty Tips 
This article is a joy to read - it has an interesting point of view. It gives some very meangingful, inspiring, realistic and healathy advices to "boost your beauty confidence". It points out women's desire for the "perfect" look - the outside, and then it reminds you to focus on your inner beauty.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

10 ways to learn to love your looks.

Less-than-perfect teeth? A few fine lines? Don't be so hard on yourself. Forget your "flaws" and learn to love yourself.

1. Study beauty role models. Not to wish you looked like....

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Pamper Yourself During the Holidays

Posted by: smilie on Monday/February 21/2005 - 09:53 PM
4 ways to de-stress -- and give yourself an early present.

Massage and Facial

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Even if you don't find a spa gift certificate tucked among your gifts this holiday season, you can still indulge yourself -- at a fraction of the cost. Many mini spa treatments can be whipped up easily at home, using low-cost ingredients you already have in the kitchen. To get yourself in the full spa mindset, turn the ringer off your phone, lock the bathroom door, and light a few candles. Then treat your body to these quick pick-me-ups, each guaranteed to....

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Makeup application step by step

Posted by: smilie on Monday/February 21/2005 - 06:38 PM
This article gives you some pretty good information on make-up tips that should help you perform do-it-yourself make-up applications with a professional look. These makeup application tips are very clear, simple and easy to follow. In addition, the article also helps you understand of the use of the makeup applications and how to do it right.

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Control cholesterol for heart health

Posted by: smilie on Monday/February 21/2005 - 05:54 PM
Health Fitness 
Almost 150,000 of all people killed by cardiovascular disease annually are younger than age 65.

At least 12,600,000 people alive today have a history of heart attack, angina pectoris (chest pain) or both. More than half of these are female.

Cardiovascular disease is caused by arteriosclerosis — the thickening or hardening of the coronary arteries. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Many risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke can be changed and controlled by making healthier lifestyle choices. One factor that can be controlled or changed all together is....

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Happy Housewives: Call them stay-at-home moms, they don't mind

Posted by: smilie on Monday/February 21/2005 - 05:49 PM
There is a group of women in Rio Rancho who don't mind being called housewives or stay-at-home moms.

It's what they are. It is the lifestyle they have chosen.

Many had full-time, fulfilling careers before marrying and starting their families. For some, the transition from career to stay-at-home mom proved challenging. There was something, however, about going from career to wife and mother that is as the MasterCard commercial says: priceless. Priceless, because they are able to stay home and raise their children during the early and crucial years of their young lives.

These local women belong to MOMS Club of Rio Rancho....

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