How to Take Care of “The Girls” and other Breast Health Tips

How to Take Care of “The Girls” and other Breast Health Tips

Tatas. Boobs. Jugs. Knockers.  We all have a name for our breasts.  We dreamed about having them when we were growing up, cursed them for being too big or too little, have used them to flirt, and for the fortunate among us, have used them to feed our children.  

Breast Health Tips

Unfortunately, there are too many women whose breasts became cancerous.

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women, not only in the western world, but in the developing world also. They say that the incidence of breast cancer is increasing in the developing world because of several factors, such as an increase in life expectancy, increase in urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.

The adoption of western lifestyles. That means that they are moving away from the traditional healthy foods and lifestyles and adopting the highly processed, refined foods and sedentary lifestyles that are causing so much ill health in the Western world.

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

How important is your waist circumference?  Does it really matter more than what you weigh?

Waist circumference and weight

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you?

Do you have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”?

I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously).

What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent.

Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).

 

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Nature’s Egg-celent Food – Are they really good for us?

Happy National Egg Day!  Yes, there’s actually a day for that.

National Egg Day

Over the past years, eggs have gotten a bad rap with regards to health and healthy eating.

I’m sure you’ve heard the debate, but does eating too many eggs actually affect your cholesterol levels and heart health?

How many eggs CAN I eat?

According to the Mayo Clinic, most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week without increasing their risk of heart disease.   What  they indicate is that the cholesterol risks are raised not so much from the egg itself, but from the foods that normally accompany the eggs in a Standard American Diet – foods that contain trans fats, saturated fats and sodium such as bacon, sausages and ham.

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Weddings. Birthdays. Easter. Those holiday feasts are just amazing.

And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.

3 Ways To Avoid Overeating at Meals

It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days.

But it doesn’t always stop there.

Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time.

Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

(Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!)

 

Tip #1: Start with some water

When your stomach is growling and you smell amazingly delicious food it’s too easy to fill a plate (or grab some samples with your bare hands) and dive into the food.

But did you know that it’s possible to sometimes confuse the feeling of thirst with that of hunger? Your stomach may actually be craving a big glass of water rather than a feast.

Some studies have shown that drinking a glass or two of water before a meal can help reduce the amount of food eaten. And this super-simple tip may even help with weight loss (…just sayin’).

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