PWMC Weight Loss Blog

10 Natural Ways to Defy Your Age

Skip the Gimmicks to Look and Feel Younger Than Ever

Posted: Jan 14 in Blog by Staff

-- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach


Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair dyes to cover every bit of gray. It’s as if aging is something to be ashamed of; something we should hide—and fight—every step of the way.

But aging is inevitable! The alternative isn’t one I would like to choose. We should be proud of the years we accumulate. They are accompanied by wisdom, experience, and greater insight. Growing old, I'm on board with. But looking old? I'm not so hot on that idea yet.


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Study: Circle of Friends Key to Adopting Healthy Habits

Posted: Dec 31 in Blog by Staff

-- By Maureen Salomon, USA Today


Success in adopting healthy habits is more likely with like-minded friends, according to new Massachusetts Institute of Technology research. The study used an online social network created to promote health and fitness. The 710 participants were broken into small groups of “health buddies,” and were each provided an online “health dashboard” that gave real-time data on the exercise, health behaviors, and personal characteristics of the health buddies. After seven weeks, those matched with health buddies who were similar to themselves were much more likely to use the diet diary and participate in healthy behaviors. None of the obese participants who were randomly matched with health buddies used the diet diary, whereas 12 percent of the obese participants who were matched with similar health buddies did.

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