Archives for March 2018

Marla Ahlgrimm: Sweet, Sweet, Sleep

Marla AhmlgrimmIf you’ve ever needed an extra reason to curl up under a warm blanket, keep reading as Marla Ahlgrimm answers questions about why sleep is so important and how to get a restful 40 winks each night.

Q: What are the health benefits of sleep?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to your health. Not only does it help keep your memory intact, but getting the right amount of sleep, between seven and nine hours each night, may actually extend your life.

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Eating Disorders Start Young, Says Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla AhlgrimmMarch 4, 2018 marked the end of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. But, as Marla Ahlgrimm points out, the issue is one that must be acknowledged throughout the year if we are to make any impact on the number of females – mostly teenage girls – affected by this complex mental disorder.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains there are three primary types of eating disorder: binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia. An individual with a binge eating disorder may experience uncontrollable urges to overeat and then immediately feel guilty for the food they consumed. Bulimia is characterized by eating then soon after force-vomiting in an effort to forgo weight gain from eating too much. Anorexia, which is perhaps the most dangerous eating disorder, presents as an irrational fear of weighing too much. Typically people who are already underweight suffer with anorexia.

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