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Infertility: What Helps, What Doesn’t

I couldn’t believe how much it hurt. Just that one word, staring up at me from the yellow paper I was to hand to the receptionist at the doctor’s office:Infertility. I was in for a routine asthma visit and when I was asked, “Is there any chance you’re pregnant?” I …

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Using an Event as a Fitness Goal

If you have made the decision to get fit, congratulations are in order, but unfortunately making the decision is only half the battle. Keeping motivated is the single most difficult part of the road to fitness, and often a lack of motivation can lead to us slipping right back into …

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Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of self-indulgence. From time to time it’s nice to give in to the little things that are so simple but bring so much enjoyment to our lives. Sometimes they’re things that you don’t want to mention to your friends or family, because you’re worried …

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The Ins and Outs of Gym Classes

Modern gyms don’t just have treadmills and dumbbells anymore. Now gyms offer a variety of classes like boot camp, Pilates, spinning, and the list goes on. Working out in a class setting will motivate you more than if you were working out on your own — you feel more obligated …

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How Turmeric Changed My Life

When I was seventeen, I suffered a relatively minor sports injury that affected my right hip joint. The injury itself healed fairly quickly, but because of the nature of it, I was left with a hip that had all the symptoms of chronic arthritic inflammation — stiffness, intermittent soreness, and …

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The Importance of Good Nutrition in Times of Stress

There are some people out there who have a naturally healthy mindset about food. They automatically perceive food as fuel, and nothing else. They make choices about what to eat based on what their daily nutritional requirements are, and they don’t think too much about any of the other aspects …

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Hope for Stay-at-Home Moms Hit by Divorce

Divorce is devastating for any woman, leaving her confused and uncertain about her future. It especially impacts the woman who, up until then, has been a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) who depended on her husband for support. Claudia is a woman who knows this devastation first hand and is reaching out …

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Living Without TV

In a way, I always envied people who didn’t have a television. As much as I hated to listen to them brag about it (as people without TVs often like to do), I kind of wondered what it would be like to detach completely from that particular section of pop …

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The Most Unusual Book You’ll Ever Read

I love to read. In fact, I’m quite a fanatic about it. I eat through books like tasty snacks, devouring one after the other and hardly ever stopping for a break between volumes. I have a huge queue of books I want to read, and therefore I rarely go back …

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