Is your New Year's resolution to de-stress already stressing you out? Here are some tips to help you unwind.
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Wednesday, January 2
2013 will bring lots of New Year's resolutions, and the stress of keeping them up along with it. Dr. Megan Hood, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in stress management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, said trying to attain a more stress-free existence is a pretty popular goal around the holidays and the new year. But staying away from stress is not as simple as making a New Year’s Eve list. “That tends to be a common goal, a nice broad goal,” Hood said. “But it also tends to be challenging.” Still, Hood has some tips to keep stress at bay.
Three Cranford women were recently featured on a daytime talk show to discuss their involvement in a weight loss challenge.
The excitement started to build about 10 minutes before the show started. A small crowd of about 25 people gathered in the back room of the Kilkenny House in Cranford Monday, sipping Diet Cokes and waiting for the Dr. Oz Show to start. Lori Talbot, surrounded by family members and friends, paced excitedly around the room, greeting people as they arrived to watch as she and fellow Cranford residents Michele Keating and Lisa Korn make their television debut on the daytime talk show. The topic: Dr. Oz's "Transformation Nation Weight Loss Challenge." The three women are all members of Weight Watchers - which is partnering with Dr. Oz on the initiative - and attend meetings at the Westfield Weight Watchers Center on South Avenue. The goal: to …