About the Author

JoAnn Milivojevic

JoAnn Milivojevic

JoAnn Milivojevic is the Executive Editor of UCLA Healthy Years. Her mission is to help people feel better in their bodies. She does that by writing about health and wellness and teaching Pilates and yoga. As a freelance writer, she has enjoyed a satisfying career writing about everything from Caribbean travel to new medical discoveries. Among her published books are the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Back Pain and The Essential Guide to Healthy and Healing Foods. Her articles have appeared nationwide in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, American Way, Pilates Style, Baylor Innovations, and Massage Therapy Journal. She has blogged for a variety of clients, including the Chronic Disease Fund, and maintains her own blog at JoAnnMilPilates.com. Milivojevic has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Indiana University and did graduate work in creative writing at Columbia College, Chicago. She began her career as a writer/producer for public radio and public television. In addition to loving her work as a health writer, she enjoys dancing the Argentine tango.

Articles by JoAnn Milivojevic

Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

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Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

Wondering how to boost your mood with a natural antidepressant? The best starting point is regular exercise. Physical activity releases endorphins, which are brain chemicals that help you feel good while also promoting nerve cell growth, as noted in the University Health News report Overcoming Depression.

Go Natural: Antidepressant

Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

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Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

Are you among those who count sheep until the wee hours of the morning, trying unsuccessfully to drift off to sleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects about 30 percent of the general population and almost half of adults over age 60. Fortunately, there are a number of natural cures for

Are You Tired All the Time?

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Are You Tired All the Time?

If you find yourself tired all the time, you may suspect a sleep disorder. And while that’s a good place to start, there may be other reasons for your daytime tiredness. “Fatigue and sleepiness are two different things,” explains clinical psychologist Jennifer Martin, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at

Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

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Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

For two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed current ingredient labels on food products with the goal of making them more informative for consumers. In late 2016, the FDA announced its results and a roll-out plan. According to a release, “January 1, 2020 will be the uniform compliance

Don’t Let Sciatica Pain Linger

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Don’t Let Sciatica Pain Linger

It may begin like a small niggling ache in your buttock. You think perhaps you bumped it and it’s just a little bruise. Then, a shooting pain extends down the back of your leg and into your toes, causing a pinpricking numbness. Sitting is painful. Walking is worse. You limp,

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False Claims of Miracle Weight-Loss Plans

Drink this tea, take this pill, or try these homeopathic drops and you’ll lose weight fast without being hungry and you’ll reset your metabolism! When it comes to easy weight-loss promises, there is no shortage of ridiculous claims. Many are very low calorie (800 calories or less).

Restricting calories will indeed