However, outside studies have not confirmed that exercise and weight loss are linked. For example, Dr. Timothy Church’s group at Louisiana State University published a study on 4 groups of overweight women who either did not exercise, or who were assigned to a personal trainer for 72, 136, and 194 minutes of exercise per week for a period of 6 months. The women who exercised the most did not lose the most weight. Also, some women in all 4 groups actually gained 10 pounds or more (1).
I was hoping and praying I didn’t lose control, lose my temper, lose my mind or lose all three. Every hour that I was calm was a good hour, but every second I gave in to the demons clawing at me I hated myself more.
The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 keeps children that aren’t yet 12 years old from getting organ transplants. Sarah Murnaghan suffers from cystic fibrosis and, without a lung transplant, she could die within weeks.
The health and human services Department reviewed a bounty of studies on marriage and health. One of the report’s most striking findings is that married people have fewer doctor’s visits and shorter average hospital stays.
With 2.5 million registered nurses nationwide, nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession. A handmaid to the doctor is how many people see nurses and nothing more.
Unfortunately, I have succumbed to this disease more often than I would like to admit. Compassion Fatigue is not just a “fuzzy” word for burnout. This syndrome occurs commonly in those who are long-term caregivers, and it depletes, not just the mind and body, but the very core of a human being. I found my own core values of care and compassion eroding after dealing constantly with sickness, disease and trauma in the emergency room environment.
Fats, or lipids, have gotten a bad rap. They are blamed for everything from bulging bathing suits to life-threatening heart attacks. However fat can be used as energy by the body when glycogen (stored glucose) is depleted, or in the absence of carbohydrates. We can’t live without fat in our diets. But because fat supplies twice as many calories as do protein and carbohydrates, eating too much fat packs on the pounds.