weight loss

How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year (Seriously)

If you are currently obese, you may wonder how likely it is that you will return to a healthy weight. A study conducted by researchers at two London institutions sought to answer that question.

The study’s team looked at a randomly selected group of electronic health records that were collected from 2004 to 2014 and stored within the UK’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Records of 99,791 women and 76,704 men were chosen for the study.

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chronic pain

Why is Chronic Pain Worse in Winter?

If you’re like many people living with chronic pain, you feel worse when the cold weather sets in. While there’s not as much scientific evidence as you’d think that connects weather changes and chronic pain, some studies have shown slight associations between pain and temperature, humidity, wind speed and barometric pressure. Most evidence is linked to weather’s effects on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

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fibromyalgia

Suffering from Fibromyalgia? How to Cope 

One of the most common chronic pain disorders, fibromyalgia affects more than five million people in this country. It is also the second most common condition affecting the bones and muscles. Unfortunately, it’s also quite frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Highlighted by classic symptoms like muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia is also accompanied by fatigue. There is no cure at this time for this condition; however, there are ways you can manage your symptoms in everyday life.

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lose weight in winter

Ways to Lose Weight in Winter

Winter is on its way and with it, holiday meals, candy, pies, and temptation at every turn. The weather gets colder and the days get shorter, making it more difficult to get outdoors and easier to stay on the couch. So how can you lose weight in winter? Well, keep in mind there are two key factors in successful weight loss: staying fit AND keeping your hunger levels in check.

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Migraines vs. Headaches: Know the Difference

Pain or pressure in the head can have many different sources and causes. Therefore, it can be tough to tell whether you’re suffering from a traditional headache or a migraine. It’s important to know the difference so you can get the right treatment and even prevent them in the future. In general, migraines are characterized by throbbing that worsens with any kind of physical exertion, such as walking upstairs. Headaches are more chronic and steady, characterized by a band-like pressure or tightness.

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