Take Care of You: Saving Your Mental Health
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/21/2010 - 14:39

¡Ayúdame!

When is the last time you asked for help?

If you're like most Latinas, you probably can’t even remember. And believe it or not, that one little word, "help," can unlock the secret to your mental health.


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The 10 Biggest Health Challenges Facing Latinas
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/07/2010 - 18:49

Whether or not you inherited Mami's hair color or her dark, deep-set eyes, the Latina way of taking on more than we can bear and putting everyone else's well-being before our own was passed down almost like a genetic code. But holding it down—sucking it up and enduring every curveball life throws at us, whatever the costs—has its downfalls and may cause other areas of our lives to suffer.


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Five Exercises You’re Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00

We’ve all heard the term “No pain, no gain,” but when is that pain actually a sign that you’re doing an exercise totally wrong? “Good post-workout soreness usually happens in your muscles 24-48 hours after a workout while bad soreness is pain or swelling in your joints,” says Stacy Berman, a personal trainer and founder of Stacy’s Boot Camp.


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Get Ready for Spring: Stylish Fitness Gear
By Miranda Noland | 01/29/2010 - 11:00

2010 is only a month old, and a lot of us are already breaking our resolutions to exercise more and get healthy. We believe that sometimes a person simply needs the right motivation to get back on track—cute workout clothes, to be exact. Forget about dull colors and boxy shapes and try these fun colors and sleek silhouettes. Ready, set, go!

 

 


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Florida Woman Burning From Inside Out
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2009 - 11:51

A 34-year-old Florida women named Yasmin Hernandez is fighting for her life after being striken with a rare disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis is the most severe form of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a disease caused by an adverse reaction to medication. The illness is causing Hernandez's skin to literally burn off from the inside out.

"She had a fever of 109. I thought my thermometer was broken. I rushed her to the hospital," her husband, Benjamin Hernandez said.


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World Health Organization Official: Swine Flu Close to Becoming Global Pandemic
By Akanke Small | 06/04/2009 - 13:45

Just because Swine Flu is no longer a top story on the news doesn't mean we're out of the woods. The spread of the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu) to Australia, the U.K., Japan and Spain means that it is close to becoming a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Spring Cleaning for Your Beauty Products
By Dorkys Ramos | 04/16/2009 - 17:15

While you get into spring-cleaning mode this season, be sure to take a peek inside your makeup bag too. Did you find your perfect foundation shade ages ago and held on to it for years because there’s still a bit left in the bottle? You might want to read on before reaching for that sponge.


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Kick Diabetes to the Curb
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2008 - 11:26

November isn't just a month to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's also American Diabetes Awareness Month. As we all (should) know, Latinas are more likely to get diabetes than not—we have a 52.5% lifetime risk of developing the disease. What you may not know is that scientist-types are constantly figuring out ways to both lower that risk and fight diabetes without drugs. Here’s the rundown:

Eat edamame. Chicas who do have a 47% lower risk for developing diabetes.


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10 Ways to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 15:19

We know how easy it is to get off track over the holidays, so here are ten easy tips to help keep you focused, fit and healthy from Thanksgiving through the New Year!

1. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
Plan your workouts in advance so that you don't skip them. If you know you have to shop after work and can't hit the gym, wake up early and go in the morning. Plan to meet a friend or sign up for classes so that you feel more committed to attend. While at the gym, maximize your time with workouts that burn lots of calories like kickboxing or circuit training.


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