Michelle Rivas

Depressed Teen
Latina Teen Suicide Rates On the Rise - What You Need to Know

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina teens attempts suicide.


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The Truth About Detox Diets

Detox diets are all the rage when it comes to fast weight loss, but are they safe? Before starting a “too good to be true” weight loss program, learn the truth about detox diets and their dangerous side effects.

What is a detox diet?

According to Hollywood and anyone looking for a quick diet fix, a detox diet is the answer. In theory, a detox diet is designed to flush unwanted toxins out of the body caused by the build-up of processed foods, fats and sugars. As a result of nutrient loss, rapid weight loss can be experienced.


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The Lazy Chica's Guide to Fitness

There are days when heading to the gym con mucho entusiasmo seems impossible. For those days, the Lazy Chica’s Guide to Fitness is the answer! Try these fun workout programs at home that focus on low-impact and toning movements perfect for any budget. Forget the regular workout routine and have some fun! 


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Health Halo: The Less-Than-Angelic Side to Your Snacking

Health halos are the seemingly angelic snacks that tease us with their promises of low-fat and sugar-free heavenly bliss. What happens when you purchase one of these tempting treats? Normally, after a few more than the recommended amount, they leave you asking for forgiveness.

When given the choice of a regular meal and a low-fat meal, obviamente your instinct is to choose the latter. Is this the best option for you though? The health halo effect can often lead to over-eating from the caloric misconception and item labeling.


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