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Fitness for Moms (and Other Busy People)

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ENG151196034  01Self-care, at least the way we’ve defined it for our Month of Self-Care, is about learning to love and care for your body—flaws and all. That means before you go on any long-planned diets or run your first marathon.

So if we’re supposed to love ourselves just the way we are, where does fitness come in?

Some people love being physically fit and truly enjoy exercise. I’m not one of those people—and, even at my thinnest and fittest, never have been. But fitness is an important part of taking good care of your body and feeling confidence and pride about the way you look. Read the rest of this entry

10 Ways Your Body Tells You You’re Stressed and What You Can Do about It

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Over the past few months, I’ve learned how insidious stress really is. That it causes short- and long-term health problems. That it makes me more vulnerable to depression and anxiety disorders. And that those of us who suffer from chronic stress may not feel stressed because we don’t remember what it feels like not to be stressed.

Identifying and coping with stress is an important way to protect our mental health and the mental health of the people we spend time with. How many physiological signs of stress do you have? Read the rest of this entry