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Recently, at Be Healthy Boston, I was confronted with a viewpoint that being healthy equates with selfishness. Terri Trespicio – cover girl of Boston Magazine and former senior editor of Whole Living – was our opening keynote. She was prepping…...

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If you are a woman in her 20s or 30s, you may not have been all that concerned with the health of your heart.  Statistics show that there is a serious lack of understanding among women about the dangers of…...

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When it comes to shopping for healthy and organic foods, I’ve heard many people complain about the price, stating that it is much more expensive than unhealthy foods.  Sure, Whole Foods may not be cheap, but there are many other…...

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Recently, I was having a discussion with my friend who claimed that eating healthy and dieting are the same thing.  Ouch!  If that is true, then I must have been on a diet my whole life!  How awful!  The fact…...

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Almost everyone I know, at one point or another, has tried a fad diet or the latest celebrity tricks to lose weight and look good. Some of us will continue on this path of trying to find a quick fix…...

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Back in the early 1500s, explorer Ponce de Leon traveled to present day Florida in search for the Fountain of Youth.  The idea was that if you drank its waters, you would stay eternally young.  Although this might sound silly,…...

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Everyone has spurts of wanting to be healthy.  But often, our reasons for it can be focused on the short-term and centered around looking good.  The truth is there are a lot of great long-term reasons to want to be…...

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Having been entrenched in wellness for the better part of fifteen years, it is hard for me to be unaware of my health and my habits which impact my health.  For instance, I can’t imagine life without exercise.  I can’t…...

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Usually when I go to the gym, I stay in my own world during my workout.  I tend to tune out those around me and focus on what I’m trying to accomplish.  Today, however, the gym was relatively empty, except…...

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The other day, a friend and I were taking a leisurely stroll and we had the choice of taking an escalator or taking the stairs.  She headed for the stairs and I opted for the escalator.  My friend quickly scolded…...

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