Every day, you make choices about your health and well--being. But are you making the right ones? Take another look at some of the decisions you face each day, and see if your choices are the best ones for you and your body.
The Breakfast Club
It's been called "the most important meal of the day"--but chances are your breakfast is overlooked, or skipped altogether. Some food for thought: missing meals can lead to overeating later in the day and weight gain. So eat up and choose wisely--go for whole grains and proteins for energy and sharpened focus.
Work It Out
Can't find time to exercise? You've got choices. Opt for a morning workout--you'll fit in fitness and gain energy for the day. If you still can't swing it, make the choice to exercise whenever you can--take the stairs instead of the elevator, or get off the bus a few stops early and walk the rest of the way to work.
Be Choosy ... in Love and in Birth Control
Whether you're choosing the right guy or looking for a pill that works best for you, your needs are unique. Not all birth control pills are the same, either--and, with more than 40 pills to choose from, it's important to make the choice that is best for you.
Yasmin[R] is a low-dose birth control pill that is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Yasmin can help:
* Give you shorter, lighter periods
* Reduce cramps
* Regulate your cycle
Know your body, know your mind and know your choices!
Talk to your healthcare provider about Yasmin and see the important safety information on the opposite page.
Learn more at www.yasmin.com
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Important safety information about Yasmin:
What makes Yasmin[R] different from other birth control pills?
It contains a different kind of progestin which may increase potassium. For healthy women this is not a problem.
How can you be sure Yasmin is safe for you?
Consult your doctor. You should not take Yasmin if you have kidney, liver or adrenal disease because this could cause serious heart and health problems.
What drugs could interfere with Yasmin?
Potassium-increasing drugs. Tell your doctor if you are on daily, long-term treatment for a chronic condition with any of the following: NSAIDs-ibuprofen (Motrin[R], Advil[R]), naproxen (Naprosyn[R], Aleve[R], and others) when taken long-term and daily for arthritis or other diseases or conditions, potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone and others), potassium supplementation, ACE inhibitors (Capoten[R], Vasotec[R], Zestril[R], and others). Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (Cozaar[R], Diovan[R], Avapro[R], and others), and Heparin. Women who take any of the preceding drugs every day should have their potassium level checked in the first month of taking Yasmin.
What are the risks involved with taking any oral contraceptive (OC)?
OCs can be associated with increased risks of several serious side effects, and do not protect against HIV infection or other STDs. Women, particularly those 35 and over, are strongly advised not to smoke due to the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects.
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