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Sweet Escape
When you start craving everything a la mode, don’t be so quick to blame it on your mood. According to Dr. Michael Murray, co-author of Hunger Free Forever, sweet tooth cravings often result from a sudden drop in blood sugar.

“Stress is your body’s physical response to events that make you feel threatened, upsetting [its] balance in some way,” states Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., author of Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear.

In this year’s fitness challenge, we set out to demonstrate that maintaining the suggested health guidelines (2.5 hours a week of exercise and a low-fat, high-nutrient diet) was possible for full-time working professionals—even in a busy office.

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