Five Secrets to Weight Loss

by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Weight loss - such a "big" topic! Every month another book or program is out by another expert on weight loss. Everyone wants to know the secret to losing weight. 

Weight used to be a major issue for me. Losing weight was never out of my thoughts, and I can't tell you how many different diets, pills and programs I tried until I discovered some "secrets" that have worked for me for many years now. 

7 Magical Foods For Healthy Women

By Marina Janakievska

Eating varied food is very crucial for both genders, but science shows that for women, there are several special foods that could provide that extra edge that they need. It’s about foods that could help protect from different diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer… Start playing these "cooking games" in you kitchen, and improve you health.

Examinations show that foods rich with lycopene may play a role in avoiding breast and cervical cancers. Tomatoes belong to this group, but the studies show that the protection comes from a way of eating rich in vegetables generally.

Flaxseed is a plant based on omega 3 fats, fibre, and lignans - disease-fighting compounds. The studies show that flaxseed can reduce hot flashes, and also can lower "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides.

Redundancy - Is it a Blessing in Disguise?

By Giuseppe Saieva

Redundancy and the emotional turmoil of such a life changing event is one that many gurus, life coaches and other 'experts' have written about and tried to identify advice and solutions to those affected. In far too many cases these 'experts' have no personal experience of redundancy which can make their advice seem rather hollow or even patronising.

During the last couple of years nearly everyone will have been affected by the impact of redundancy in one form or another. It may be a friend of relative having being made redundant, the possible threat of redundancy or being made redundant themselves. Which ever situation it may be the emotional effects will be the hardest to deal with and the aftermath can be devastating.

I was made redundant in September 2009 and I want to share my story with you to show that it does not have to be the end of the world.

Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

By Mohammad Samsulanam

Most people start their new year with goals to get in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, similar to most resolutions when you are trying to maintain healthier habits, this might only last for a few weeks or months and then it’s back to the old ways. The following are some of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that will help to motivate you to stay track.

To begin with, you can learn how to enjoy delicious meals again. At times, most people spend a lot of time just eating the fast food meals and will completely forget how real food taste. You can restore your taste buds with fresh vegetables and fruits, olive oil, herbs and spices and so on.

When you are not exercising and eating the right food, you will feel guilty all the time. But, if you are maintaining a healthier lifestyle this will remove all the guilt feelings.

Being Alone May Kill You

By Nick Klopper

Loneliness is way too common. It is experienced by people of all places and of all ages, from people young and old. 

As those who have felt the twinge of pain of loneliness understands, it isn't fun. What most people do not know, however, is that being alone also has serious and wide ranging health consequences. In fact, one landmark study found that being alone can even be fatal.

The study went like this: several thousand people completed a health survey send out by a group of researchers. Among other things, these people answered questions about how much social support they had, such as whether they were single or married, belonged to a group, and how much interaction they had with friends.

The researchers organized the data and then followed up nine years later with the subjects. What they realized was shocking. Many more of the volunteers who were susceptible to being alone, those who reported weak social connections, had died during the nine year period.