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At a yearly checkup in 2014, Kaley Karaffa, then 27, asked in an offhand way about some swollen lymph nodes she had near her collarbone for a few months. Her doctor sent her to a surgeon to get it checked out. Several weeks, scans, and biopsies later, Karaffa learned the news: She had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Losing weight takes hard work, persistence, and the resilience to weather a setback. But sustainable weight loss solutions are out there—you just have to find what works for you. To help you identify some tactics that are actually worth trying, we spoke with eight women who've dropped 50 pounds or more, and have kept the weight off.
From twin professional triathletes to a competitive martial artist who spends her work day shaking up Capitol Hill, these go-get-‘em women make a point to prioritize themselves before each day begins. Their routines are as unique as they are, but carry a common thread: rise early, nourish your body, and move your muscles.
No matter how much you love your doctor, it’s likely that once you don that gaping gown and hop on the exam table, you hope for a visit that’s as quick and easy as possible.
Though some things like wait times and exam wear may be out of your control, there are a few things you can do to help your time at the doc go smoothly.
After her osteoporosis diagnosis 2 years ago, Roz Warren, 63, went on a mission to improve her bone health by making changes to her lifestyle. Warren, a librarian, did her research, and what she found was a treasure-trove of low-cost ways to change her diet and tweak her lifestyle.