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Recipes and tips to succeed in your diet, your skin care and your emotional makeover...whatever that is to you. Been through a rough time in your life and your face shows it? So does your hips?!? Well, let's talk...
I'm an emotional eater and I eat out of boredom, as well. If I'm happy, I eat. If I'm sad, I eat. Watching tv, I eat! But, I needed to realize I was always going to be an emotional eater and eat when I'm bored...I'm too old to change now. But I could make smart decisions in what I ate during those times. Also, I'm told I don't look my age. Skin always looks better when you eat healthy. A Big Mac running through your bloodstream doesn't look appealing on your face. My tips I used for my weight loss and skin care I will be sharing with you. BUT, I want to hear your tips, too, if you have one that will help others stay on their healthy living decision. Enjoy the tips I've put down and fill us in on yours. Thanks!
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They teach it at Stanford
"I just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture
was on the mind-body connection-the relationship between stress and
disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other
things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is
to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her
girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.
Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences.
Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps us to create more
serotonin-a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf?Yes. But their feelings?-rarely. Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.
There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing
something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged--not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky. Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health."
Forward it to all your girlfriends