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Obesity; White House unveils campaign to fight childhood obesity - CNN (article link)

- First Lady Michelle Obama is spearheading the White House effort to fight obesity.
- In 2006, obesity accounted for 9.1 percent of medical spending and as much as $147 billion annually
- obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care that is a 42% higher cost
- costs of hospitalizations related to childhood obesity rose from $125.9 million in 2001 to $237.6 million in 2005

Read more ...Obesity; White House unveils campaign to fight childhood obesity - CNN (article link)

Benefits of more sex - CNN (video)

A new study outlines the health benefits of having more sex.
- sex makes you healthier, happier, feel good, more connected
- some study have shown lower rates of heart attacks, prostate cancer, and breat cancer, lower blood pressure, slimmer physique, fewer menopause symptoms, healthier semen, better testosterone levels, pain relief

Read more ...Benefits of more sex - CNN (video)

Spot Reducing: I'm often asked, "If I do 100 lunges, will my thighs get thinner?" - Prevention (article link)

The answer is "no, no, no." There is a common misconception that, if you do exercises for one body part hard enough or long enough, you will have weight loss in that area. Or, as it is often referred to, you will "spot reduce."

Here is the bottom line: You cannot "spot reduce" body fat. You cannot tone fat. You cannot tighten fat. The only way to get rid of extra body fat is the old-fashioned way: through cardiovascular exercises.

Read more ...Spot Reducing: I'm often asked, "If I do 100 lunges, will my thighs get thinner?" - Prevention...

Sexual Health Condtion Center - Health (aricle link)

Although sex is not vital for good health, it’s definitely good for you. It can boost circulation, help depression, soothe chronic pain, and reaffirm the joys of living.

And sexual problems often signal deeper ills: Low libido, erectile dysfunction, genital infection, or sexual pain may hide a serious health problem such as diabetes or heart trouble.
Read more ...Sexual Health Condtion Center - Health (aricle link)

Smells That Boost Your Health - Prevention (article link)

It also explains how odor can help lower stress levels, improve mental and physical performance, ease pain, end insomnia, and even help us lose weight, research shows.

- Certain scents can help memory, mood, energy, and libido
- Aromatherapy can help you lower stress and fight depression

Read more ...Smells That Boost Your Health - Prevention (article link)

Diet and Stress: Acid-Base Disorders

There are two factors which contribute to a pH imbalance.
• The first is the person’s diet (Food) and the second is the person’s emotional well being (Stress and Anxiety).
• Stress and anxiety are the principal acid generators aside from the diet. (& Sleep Deprivation)
Balancing your pH is widely considered to be the single most important thing you can do for your health.
full page on Diet and Stress: Acid-Base Disorders

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