All Entries For women's health

Pioneers of the Plus-Size Movement

This season, some brave, beautiful plus-size women are leading the charge toward a more accepting beauty industry.
Posted 3/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 36 comments   20,723 views
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6 Exercises That Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Thinking about getting pregnant? Then it's more important than ever to get your body fit and ready! Here are some must-do moves to keep you feeling great in pregnancy and beyond.
Posted 5/5/2014  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   170,140 views
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The Top 5 Myths about Women and Strength Training

Could a false belief in these pervasive myths be preventing you from reaping the benefits of strength training? Here's the real truth about women and weight lifting.
Posted 4/29/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   50,707 views
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Surprising Ways to Lose Weight and Feel Great

Look your best by tapping into the health perks of your hormones.
Posted 6/10/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   29,307 views
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Confession: I Don't Change in the Locker Room

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the odd woman out or if I'm normal after all...
Posted 4/19/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 862 comments   181,064 views
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What Women Really Need to Know about Heart Health

February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the NHLBI.
Posted 2/22/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   15,516 views
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Women, Take This Doctor's Advice to Heart

As women, what can we do specifically to improve our heart health? What should we be doing to keep our ticker ticking? Heart disease is the #1 killer, after all!
Posted 2/14/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 25 comments   28,985 views
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I Lost 212 Pounds!*

Discover what inspired a woman to put her health first.
Posted 2/4/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 88 comments   39,407 views
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Improve Your Chances of a Healthy Pregnancy with a Healthy BMI

New research shows that having a high or low BMI can both affect your chances of getting pregnant and carrying a child to term.
Posted 11/2/2012  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 21 comments   39,787 views
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How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss

If you're struggling with post-menopausal hair loss, you know how frustrating it can be to find a solution that works. Here are a few suggestions for how to treat hair loss.
Posted 9/26/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 29 comments   90,434 views
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Easy Ways to Overcome Incontinence

Let's face it: Nobody wants to talk about incontinence. However, many women have some degree of it! Here's what you need to know to get your bladder issues under control.
Posted 8/15/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 28 comments   26,173 views
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Celebrating Four Decades of Title IX

As a former three-sport high school standout and college athletic scholarship recipient, I totally benefited from Title IX legislation. Learn how many other women have as well.
Posted 7/2/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 11 comments   8,056 views
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Dr. Birdie on the New Women's Health Guidelines

Women of SparkPeople, when was the last time you visited your gynecologist? How often you are supposed to get a Pap smear? How about a mammogram? Learn about the new guidelines.
Posted 4/3/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 45 comments   14,687 views
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Study: Women Don't Notice Weight Gain--Do You Agree?

A recent study found that most women don't notice weight gain. What do you think? How closely do you monitor your weight? Do you notice small fluctuations?
Posted 3/14/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 151 comments   26,921 views
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In Post-Menopausal Women, 'the Sunshine Vitamin' is One to Watch

Vitamin D, the 'sunshine vitamin,' has quite an important role in the body--and we continue to learn more about it. A deficiency can affect your bone health. Protect yourself!
Posted 1/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 23 comments   16,204 views
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