I was morbidly obese for most of 30 years and obese most of my life. I was embarrassed and hated this about myself. I had diabetes and other health problems and a fear of Alzheimer’s, which is often associated with both obesity and diabetes.
Therese Borchard welcomes autumn with a sense of dread.
Work, kids, family, finances, relationships, debts, diets, the future … life brings a whole host of things to constantly worry and fuss about. But the thing about worry is that it doesn’t fix anything; it’s a useless emotion. Worrying consumes your time and thoughts, distracting you from enjoying what’s happening right now. The minute you stop borrowing troubles from tomorrow, your life will be simpler, more full and happier. Test it out by not worrying anymore about these 17 things:
When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 1995, Joan Wright tried to prepare for the heartbreak the disease leaves in its wake. She'd always had a strained relationship with her mom and expected dementia to lead to more tears and frustration.
The IRS has excluded employer-offered health insurance from taxation for the last 60 years. That's about to change.
We often think of children as carefree and innocent, but the anxieties they face can weigh them down every day. Sometimes we can see the effects it may have on their moods and overall behavior, while other times recognizing and identifying stressors might not be so obvious.
Like most people, I have struggled with loving my body over the years. When I was young, I was too thin. After kids, I was too fat. As I grow older, my laugh lines have started to leak together, and the bags under my eyes look like I’m packing for a long trip. My knees have arthritis, and I haven’t had a thigh-gap since the Dukes of Hazzard were on TV.
The key to helping kids at risk for anxiety disorders is to take action sooner rather than later, according to a new study, published this month in The American Journal of Psychiatry (paywall).
Since joining the New York Times in 1984, Nicholas Kristof has had a simple, but important, mission: bring attention to some of the world's most vexing problems.
The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time of love and caregiving, but for many women and men who experience postpartum depression, it can be a time of darkness.
You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you’re not moving?
There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn how to deal with stress when it does happen; but it's also important to stop stress from happening in the first place. Because even if you can’t remove all stress, there’s no reason to add unnecessary stress. The following are ways you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.
Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good to have an audience for her complaints.
In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.
Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from healthy relationships, opportunities or adventures. When insecurity is at its worst, it can rob us of success, confidence and joy.
Getting enough iron might not be on our “to do” lists, but if your body is not getting enough iron you might not feel like ...