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Leslie Goldman

Leslie Goldman

Health Writer

Leslie Goldman is a health and wellness writer who regularly contributes feature stories and essays to O: The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She has authored and contributed to several books, including Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the “Perfect” Body and Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders. Leslie also speaks at colleges and universities on the topics of body image, media literacy and female empowerment.

Latest by Leslie Goldman

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Let's Talk About Severe Obesity

About 25% of people with obesity fall into the "severe" classification. Here's what that means and how treatment can help.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Obesity

Learn about the varied and complex factors that make a person vulnerable to this condition as we get to the roots of the matter.

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Let's Talk About Obesity and Body Mass Index (BMI)

Doctors have long used a measure called Body Mass Index (BMI) to diagnose obesity. Now, experts say there are better ways.

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Let’s Talk About the Symptoms and Complications of Obesity

This disease comes with a host of other medical conditions, including sleep apnea and heart disease. But even losing 10 percent of body weight can mean a far healthier future.

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The Simple Secret to Less Corona Stress

There's a lot of ambient rage floating out there in our locked-down COVID-19 world. Here's how to find a little more peace.

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Let's Talk About Obesity

We've got the doctor-approved details on obesity causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips for living with the disease.

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This Author's RA Story Is a Very Good Read

In our latest #HappyTears profile, Erik Henry Vick shares the moment he decided to fight back against rheumatoid arthritis.

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The 6 Best Ways to Manage Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, but sometimes they can be persistent and disrupt daily life. Here are some tips for avoiding and dealing with hot flashes.

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The Best Strength & Ab Exercises to Do During Menopause

Menopause leads to weaker bones and a decline in muscle mass, which can put you at risk of injury. These moves strengthen bones and build muscle, while also deceasing stomach fat that can be dangerous for your heart.

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How One Woman Found Freedom From RA

When rheumatoid arthritis threatened to lock up her life. Teresa D'Angelo found an escape. Get ready for some #HappyTears!