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You've been told time and time again that 100 leg lifts a day won't eliminate your dreaded saddlebags and that no amount of abdominal strengthening will decrease those love handles. But that's not entirely true. The Truth about Spot-Reducing

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Environmental Illness: Are You at Risk?

Since the end of World War Two, there has been a rapid rise in the incidence of more complex and chronic diseases. This rise is directly due to environmental factors and has resulted in an entirely new class of health conditions known collectively as environmental illness. Yet, despite rapidly escalating costs associated with the treatment of these illnesses, conventional medicine has proven itself ill-equipped to deal with them, primarily due to its reliance on just treating symptoms and not giving enough attention the causes of such diseases and why they developed in the first place.
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If you are prone to suffer heartburn after you eat, try avoiding lying down for at least three hours after your meal. This will help keep your body's esophageal valve closed so that the highly acidic contents of the foods being digested in your stomach don't spill back up into the esophagus. Needless to say, also be sure that you don't overeat during your meals.

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If you need to lose weight, don't try to shed it all at once. Research has consistently shown that people who shed weight at more than two pounds per week invariably regain it all, and often more, within one year after they complete their weight loss program. The reason for this is that losing weight rapidly tricks your body into believing it is starving. Therefore, once the weight loss program is finished, the brain signals the body to start eating again, just as it would do following an actual period of starvation. So, when trying to lose weight, let the motto 'slow but surely' be your guide, and try to keep your weight loss to no more than 2 pounds per week. Doing so may take you longer to achieve your ideal weight, but it will also greatly increase the likelihood that you will keep the unwanted pounds off. Read more health tips...
What Can be Done for Fibromyalgia
FMS (fibromyalgia) is deeply connected to sleep disorders. Make certain the quality of your sleep is excellent before embarking on a rigorous exercise program. Look for an exercise program that includes time in the water initially. Also, consider beginner's level yoga, which will address the pain and lack of energy you feel. continued inside...

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