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Inflammation – It’s What’s Making You Sick

What do obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer, and irritable bowl disease have in common? Scientists have linked all of these diseases (yes, obesity is considered a disease) and many more to chronic inflammation. And it’s inflammation that’s making … Continue reading

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The Sleep-Weight Connection

If you are having trouble sleeping, you aren’t alone – about one-third of the adult population worldwide experiences insomnia at least occasionally. And for most of us, the quality of our sleep will decrease at some point in our lives. … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Slim Your Habits

Spring has officially arrived, which means that bikini-beach season will be here in about 3 months! If you feel like your best body is hiding under the winter layers, it’s time to get started. You know that losing weight means burning … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Foods for Your Heart

As you know, February is National Heart Month. You also know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, low HDL (“good” cholesterol), high triglycerides, high LDL (“bad” cholesterol), elevated CRP (measure of inflammation … Continue reading

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Are you Addicted?

Do you know someone who is constantly checking her phone? What about the person who posts absolutely everything she does on Facebook? Or do you know someone who turns on the TV the second she walks into the house? Do you … Continue reading

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Banish Belly Fat

Belly Fat. Spare Tire. Muffin Top. Call it what you want, but it’s a major health hazard. Fat that’s stored around your midsection raises your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. That’s the bad news. The good news … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are now over. Phew! With all of the parties, gatherings, and good food, did you put on a few pounds? Are your favorite jeans feeling a little snug? Well, you’re not alone. Eating an extra 500 calories a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Look, New You

We here at U Rock Girl believe that the start of a new year carries with it such symbolism – a new year means it’s time for a new look and time to see what changes you want to make … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Frenzy

Aah, the holidays. Or do you find yourself in a holi-daze? Between the shopping and gift wrapping, baking and decorating, and endless holiday parties, you may find yourself a little more of a grinch than elf. The songs on the … Continue reading

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Hangover 101

The holiday parties are still raging. It’s only the beginning of December and usually the festivities go on until New Year’s Day. And where there’s parties, there’s most likely booze. Ok, so you overdid it. Your head is pounding, the … Continue reading

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