Before It’s Too Late

A woman in her late sixties was recently told by her physician that she could not have her total hip replacement until she lost at least 100 pounds. According to her doctor, her morbidly obese condition would make her surgery more risky, make her recovery more hazardous, and likely negate any positive outcomes the surgeon…

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Eat Your Vegetables!

Children generally need encouragement to eat their recommended amounts of vegetables. So can parents strategize by offering their child a choice of vegetables, to increase the amount their children eat? According to the theory of self-determination, the provision of choice should increase a child's feelings of autonomy and intrinsic motivation.

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Maternal Choices Made Today Linked to Psychotic Symptoms Years Later

We all know the choices we make impact ourselves for good or bad. If we choose to ignore the importance of exercise for our health we will suffer the consequences of inactivity--lower our quality of life and probably shorten it as well.But what about the impact our choices have on others? Texting on a cell…

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How Tough Are You?

The other day while putting on my headphones for my daily bout of exercise, the head band snapped in two. They were less than a month old, and I had not used any undue exertion on them. When my exercise was finished, I went to the file and found my receipt so I could return…

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