Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
Can menopause and hormone changes in my body affect my weight? 24
After months of not having my period...It returned...along with about 9lbs of what feels like water weight gain. 29 It lasted a week and then was gone for 2 weeks and returned un... Read more
New York is putting into place a new minimum age for purchasing cigarettes to 21. I don't smoke or drink, and I realize it's to save young lives, but if you're old enough to vote and die for your country in the military 18, you're old enough.... Read more
Spur of the moment decision to enter the race in my hometown. A beautiful day, really fun, ran the entire course, smiling the whole way. Will definitely do more of these! Inspired to increase speed!... Read more
Okay, I get a lot of things and I always hoped I wouldn't be like my parents when it came to music but the music they play now is disgusting and the way they dress OMG!!!!!!!
I watched Miley on the wrecking ball and I can't believe as a parent her... Read more
My friends don't believe how much I weigh when I tell them the actual number. That in itself left me uninspired. I always believed I would never have a weight problem. I found out that as you get older, if you don't change your life style to go alon... Read more
Realize that as you get older, especially after menopause, your metabolism and food needs change. Most people gain about a pound a year between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, and this is a common pattern as we age and do not adjust caloric in... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
Just like booking an Eat-Pray-Love solo trip abroad or visiting a plastic surgeon, bringing up the (formerly) "silent passage" is no longer taboo. Experts and real women revealed all about "second springs" for our by-the-decades s... Read more
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